Monday, June 08, 2009
Take Your Time ~ Olafur Eliasson at the MCA
Went to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to see the Olafur Eliasson exhibit, "Take Your Time." It was a very interesting experience and became better and better the more I allowed myself to settle into the art. In a video about the artist he states that it is less about what the art is and more about the observer/participant and how they become involved with the work.
My favorite piece was "Beauty, 1993" where a totally darkened room is lit by a single spotlight shining thru a curtain of fine mist. It was mesmerizing. The light and waves of mist continually changed depending on where you stood and how you interacted with the light and mist. It reminded me of how one can be in nature, if we are quiet enough to pay attention.