Your black horizon in Lopud
Inaugurated in June 2005 at the 51st Venice Biennale to great international acclaim, Olafur Eliasson’s light-receptive installation Your black horizon migrated to its now permanent home on the Island of Lopud in 2007. Created in collaboration with the architect David Adjaye, Eliasson conceived an environment in which art and architecture were from the outset considered as one, “an interlocking equation”.
In a windowless pavilion, a thin horizontal line of light directed through a narrow gap at eye level runs around the black space, serving as the primary light source. Eliasson notes: “Both pavilion and horizon work with sequentiality and light. The visitor moves from the entrance of the pavilion, to seeing natural daylight filtered through its louvers, to the passageway leading into the interior which brings one into the black space of Your black horizon.”
Adjaye adds: “This project offers a unique opportunity in which the artist and architect share the same studio (albeit metaphorically) to engage, to respond to one another, and to respond to the site specified for the pavilion.”
Lopud Island, Croatia (50 min from Dubrovnik by ferry)
The pavilion is open to the public between May 11 – October 2, 2016
More details: TBA21
Daily from 10 am to 7 pm, free admission