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Lichtdecke Kandinsky, 2006
looking up, looking down
An investigation into white light, this installation was conceived for an exhibition at the Lenbachhaus in Munich, Germany. Invited to respond to the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Eliasson focused on the way in which the changing daylight affected visitors' perceptions of Kandinsky's paintings. Various geographical and temporal light conditions were simulated by a light-control system, situated above a translucent glass ceiling. As the artificial light changed, so did the room, the color of the walls, and that of the paintings. The walls of the gallery were painted chamois gray, a hue that before the invention of modern Titan white paints in the 1940s was generally considered pure and neutral.
|Fluorescent lights, translucent acrylic glass (white), paint (chamois grey), control unit|