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The Sunlight graffiti sphere by artist Olafur Eliasson was conceived as part of his larger Little Sun global project. The Little Sun solar-powered lamp was developed by Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen to address the worldwide problem of access to the electrical grid. It is a work of art that works in life. The lamp is one element of the artwork, and the way it connects different communities around the world and what it reveals about the energy deficit are equally important.

An interactive Sunlight graffiti installation was created at London’s Tate Modern as part of the museum’s Poetry and Dream exhibition (28 July – 23 September 2012). Visitors were invited to create works of art through light and movement – by dancing, jumping, and writing with their Little Sun lights in a darkened room. The resulting Sunlight graffiti images were captured and uploaded to this site to form the Sunlight graffiti sphere.


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