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Light, fog and other perception tricks

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in Inspiring examples,Senses

This summer, artist Olafur Eliasson collaborates with architect Ma Yansong to create a sensory installation at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.

The installation challenges visitors’ perception and balance by playing with artificial fog, light spectrum, lowered ceiling and inclined floors — blurring usual references. Senses are fully engaged – visitors have to find new ways to visually and spatially understand their environment in order to navigate through it. This is what we call immersive…

More details (and pictures!) at Designboom.

A similar installation by Anthony Gormley, presented at London’s Hayward Gallery a few years ago moved people in similar ways, this time in a boxy, almost claustrophobic architecture and with intense white, blinding light.

You may find out more about that experience in this article from the Guardian.

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