from now through august 2018, filling the vast 13,500 square-foot theater gallery at los angeles’ marciano art foundation is ‘reality projector’ — an abstract, three-dimensional film-based installation devised by olafur eliasson. the seemingly simple, yet highly complex artwork integrates projected light into the existing architecture of the space to create a dynamic shadow play. driven by an interest in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self, eliasson seeks to engage the broader public sphere through this careful architectural intervention.

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all images by joshua white, courtesy of marciano art foundation

 

 

eliasson’s ‘reality projector’ nods to the space’s former function as a theater, and the history of filmmaking in los angeles. the exhibition at marciano art foundation offers viewers the change to fully experience the vast, magnificent space unobstructed by objects. ‘I can’t wait to see his transformation of the theater gallery come to fruition and be able to share this unique and immersive art viewing experience with the los angeles community as well as with art lovers from around the world,’ founder maurice marciano notes. 

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