Inside the Rainbow: See the World in Color at ARoS

Inside the Rainbow: See the World in Color at ARoS

Nancy Mitchell
Jul 27, 2012

One of the things we love about art is that it has the potential to change the way you look at the world. This installation, at the ARoS museum in Aarhus, Denmark, has the potential to change the way you see the world — quite literally.

Artist Olafur Eliasson designed this rainbow catwalk, which is 150m (492 ft) long, 3m (10 ft) wide, and has a diameter of 52m (170 ft), to be a permanent addition to the museum. The installation, called "Your Rainbow Panorama", is lit by at night by spotlights embedded in the floor.

In creating the project, the artist hoped to blur the line between what is art and what is a part of the museum itself:

Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside - where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving.

Our favorite part is the way the colored glass panels subtly shift your view of the surrounding city of Aarhus, as if you were viewing it through a Photoshop filter. Like having rose-colored glasses, but in every color of the rainbow.

Learn More: ARoS

via Follow The Colours

(Images: 1-2. ARoS, 3-5. Follow the Colours)

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