I am looking forward to the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson’s new exhibition at Tate Moden in July this year. His work is always enjoyable to see. Will it include another installation in the Turbine Hall, following on from his success with ‘The Weather Project’ in 2003?
As a taster, in the old oil tanks deep underneath the new extension of Tate Modern, he has installed ‘The Double Lighthouse’, two cylinders, in which you immerse themselves in light, the larger one changing in colour, leaving coloured light on the retina of your eyes, the smaller one in white being for your eyes to recover and readjust back to normal.
In another of the tanks, while Eliasson bathes his viewers in light, Scottish artist Susan Philipsz keeps her audience in almost complete darkness and immerses them in sound, creating an almost religious experience within the dark eerie space of the old oil tank.