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    Your Rainbow Panorama



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    Urban Peek has this piece on “Your Rainbow Panorama”, an installation piece by Olafur Eliasson at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Århus, Denmark. It’s a permanent circular walkway 150 meters long with panoramic views of the city framed by rainbow colored windows.

    Eliasson’s creation is 52 meters in diameter (approximate weight of 140 tons), mounted on the 12 columns which are resting on the steel construction on the roof level (around 100 tons).

    This artistic work stands over 50 meters above the street level and 3.5 meters above the renovated roof area, it is also available for recreational purposes with a spectacular city view, all interested can reach both roof terrace and panorama via stairs and elevators.

    Says the artist:

    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 a 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.

    Link to the artist’s website via Urban Peek

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