Yellow versus purple, 2003

yellow vs purple

Posted by nancy rowe on Dec 2, 2007

“One must see the dark vs. light feeling, to be bouyed by the meeting of the two. Some see the glass 1/2 full, some 1/2 empty. I think the deep spiritual purple meets the joy of sunny overt life as they pass one through the other, on their inevitable journey, that moment in time we all will face between life and death.”

Beauty 360 degree room One-way colour tunnel Notion Motion
Sunset Kaleidoscope model room aerial
Room for One Color Yellow vs. Purple ventilator Your Mobile Expectations

13 Comments

  1. Nossaile Rufalo
    Posted September 6, 2007 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    A simple and cool effect. Everything in this show is incredible!

  2. O. Mitigawa
    Posted September 8, 2007 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    So simple and compelling. This made me smile.

  3. Tana Johnson
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    This piece is unbelievably magical in its simplicity; watching the light go from slivers of gray-scale to full-color disks and back again is hypnotic, in a good way.

  4. Scott
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    excellent display of inter-dimensional sensory explorative dynamism. i would love to live in the exhibit and drive the car. ur, maybe not drive the car. would love to hear more about/from einar torshtein.

  5. David Littlejohn
    Posted September 17, 2007 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Watch what happens when the big yellow circle spins through the doorway into the all-yellow room.

  6. K Leong
    Posted November 5, 2007 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    My favorite exhibit was the one-way color tunnel, marvelous in its simplicity but breathtaking to experience as one walks through.

    Have to admit I didn’t realize the Ventilator was part of the exhibit. I thought it was someone’s idea of clearing out stale air or MOMA was trying to save on energy by not turning up the A/C (the air did seem stale on the upper floors).

  7. nancy rowe
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    One must see the dark vs. light feeling, to be bouyed by the meeting of the two. Some see the glass 1/2 full, some 1/2 empty. I think the deep spiritual purple meets the joy of sunny overt life as they pass one through the other, on their inevitable journey, that moment in time we all will face between life and death. I too found the moment when the purple depth crosses the intersection of the yellow room doorway to be totally transfixing; I couldn’t look away.

  8. chicana
    Posted December 10, 2007 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    i could watch this for hours…

  9. Posted December 20, 2007 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic

  10. Marcia Hale
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    I came to SFMOMA to see the Cornell exhibit, then I found Eliasson I was completely captivated. Coming from an interactive science background, I was completely taken by surprise to see this concept in an art museum. the experience was amazing. What an absolutly wonderous adventure! I am now desperate to see more of his work, no not see, experience!

  11. Edan winckler
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    i liked very much. i think it is an interting pice of art and is somehow a key to our imagination. the contrast of the light is really amazing being reflected on the flooor. the white give us the idea of a regular thing but with a touch of reality and intensity

  12. Posted January 20, 2008 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    This one was boring. it just spun around really slowly. it didn’t change colors or do any other cool things! 😦

  13. olive
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    the best part for me is when the two colors meet and when they are completely opposite.


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