Olafur Eliasson - The Weather Project (2003)
“Representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space.
At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps.
Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colors other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape.”
These photos are the result of a collaboration between French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. To make these beautiful creations Duprat simple provided the materials and let the caddis fly larvae do what they do naturally. Cabinet Magazine did a nice article on this collaboration, in which they said, “A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing sheaths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well.”
Amazing relief sculptures by American artist Margery Amdur, made entirely from painted cosmetic sponges! So impressive.