Olafur Eliasson at Tanya Bonadkar


The vernissage for Olafur Eliasson’s Multiple Shadow House was charged with too many bodies, creating chaotic deep multicoloured shadows in this seemingly serene installation.

The walls made from ghostly optitrans screens grounded together by the heavy old wooden floor that had a faint odour of summer house. As participants move through the space, their shadows are cast upon the walls by the multicoloured spotlights. Each wall casts and mirrors the activities in the next space with the multiple refraction of the superimposed shadows creating duplicates of concrete from what is essentially intangible.

Eliasson is a master at working with light, darkness and motion. ArtJetSet most memorable Eliasson was at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, the fountain part of his Blind Danish Pavillion.

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