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Wait... What color is this?!

THE LISTENING DIMENSION by Olafur Eliasson

Viewing at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery,  Chelsea NYC. Ends 22 April 2017.

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By artist Olafur Eliasson. Watch not the room change color but your eyes trying to interpret what's the real color. By artist Olafur Eliasson. Watch not the room change color but your eyes trying to interpret what's the real color.

What it is:
Watch the above for 4 seconds. When you enter the gallery, everything is yellow & grey... if you turn on the light, everything is in color.

The yellow light doesn't just tint everything yellow, it REMOVES your eyeball's ability to see the full color spectrum.  Turn on the regular lightbulb in the room, and you see it as it is.

You'll also find mirror sculptures that make massive hoops float in mid-air, and huge glass lenses that make light patterns on the wall (below).

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*New Yorkers might remember Olafur Eliasson's epic 2008 water fall installations around the city.

Olafur Eliasson* @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery:  521 W 21st St, New York NY. 

 

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