Don’t Miss: Olafur Eliasson, Spatial Vibration at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, through June 7th

June 6th, 2008

Drawing machine from Spatial Vibration via spatialvibration.blogspot

Part of a series of experiments investigating sound and image by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, this installation at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Chelsea actually invites visitors to “make drawings.” Between 4 and 5pm viewers can participate in Eliasson’s piece by playing a stringed instrument which triggers laser projections and a drawing machine, giving visual form to sound.

spatialvibration.blogspot [Official Website]
Olafur Eliasson: Spatial Vibration [Art Vent]
Olafur Eliasson: Take Your Time at MoMA and P.S.1 [Art Observed]
New York City Waterfalls [Official Website]

The current project, fully titled, Spatial Vibration: String-based Instrument, Study II, is the artist’s second spatial vibration study involving string instruments, following earlier spatial vibration projects The Endless Study in 2005 and Stereoscope in 2006, both of which looked to nineteenth-century inventions for inspiration.

Drawing machine from Spatial Vibration via spatialvibration.blogspot

Spatial Vibration continues Eliasson’s interest in activating the space of the viewer and investigating the nature of perception. His large retrospective, Take Your Time, is on view at the Museum of Modern Art and the P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art until June 30th. Eliasson will also unveil New York City Waterfalls June 26th, consisting of four massive man-made waterfalls along the East River and lasting until October 13th.

Detail from drawing from Spatial Vibration via spatialvibration.blogspot