Sunday, January 11, 2009
Another Nature's Fan
“You become responsible for what you see... The surroundings are relative to your engagement.” So saith Olafur Eliasson, the Icelandic artist whose retrospective toured the United States with shows in New York, San Francisco, Dallas and other places. The Ventilator was part of this exhibit in which Eliasson exhorted visitors to Take Your Time, the name of the exhibit. His works make the viewer use all of their senses and most of the time not in their traditional ways. The docent in New York spoke of the fan in the lobby bringing the "wind" inside. As it whirled around the lobby, you felt it and heard it and saw its source. Outside you would feel the wind and hear it and see its effects. There are many articles on the "internets" about this exhibit; I've linked to one from Dallas.
Taking to heart Take Your Time, we should all take time looking at Bouguereau.