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Knowlton School Digital LibraryWorkTate Modern, London, England [44160]

Tate Modern, London, England

  • Date
    10/11/2014 (creation)
Related people
John P. Schooley Jr. (was created by)
Olafur Eliasson (artist)
Pierre de Meuron (architect)
Jacques Herzog (architect)
Herzog and de Meuron (architect)
Tate Modern was built between 1995-1999; The Weather Project exhibition was held between 16 October 2003-21 March 2004 in Tate Modern.
The original Bankside Power Station was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott from 1947-63. The Tate collection had outgrown its home in Millbank, so they chose to move to the prominent location and renovate the old industrial building. "In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the 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. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are not visible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape. (http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/eliasson/about.htm)" Keywords: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, Southwark (borough), Bankside district, industrial structures, industrial buildings, renovation, exhibitions and exhibition structures, exhibition buildings.
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)
325 ft ()