The Unilever Series: Olafur Eliasson: The Weather Project
Tate Modern: Exhibition
16 October 200321 March 2004
Part of the series The Unilever Series
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  • Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern 16 October 2003 - 21 March 2004

    Olafur Eliasson
    The Weather Project 2003

    © Olafur Eliasson
    Photo:
    © Tate 2003

  • Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern 16 October 2003 - 21 March 2004

    Olafur Eliasson
    The Weather Project 2003

    © Olafur Eliasson Photo
    © 2003 Tate, London

  • Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern 16 October 2003 - 21 March 2004

    Olafur Eliasson
    The weather project, 2003
    Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze machines, mirror foil, aluminium, and scaffolding
    26,7 m x 22,3 m x 155,4 m
    Installation in Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
    Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson
    Courtesy the artist: neugerriemschneider, Berlin: and Tanya Bonakdar, New York

    © Olafur Eliasson 2003

  • Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project in the Turbien Hall, Tate Modern 16 October 2003 - 21 March 2004

    Olafur Eliasson
    The Weather Project 2003

    © Olafur Eliasson
    Photo:
    © Tate 2003

The subject of the weather has long shaped the content of everyday conversation. The eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson famously remarked ‘It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather; they are in haste to tell each other, what each must already know, that it is hot or cold, bright or cloudy, windy or calm.’

In The Weather Project, the fourth in the annual Unilever Series of commissions for the Turbine Hall, Olafur Eliasson takes this ubiquitous subject as the basis for exploring ideas about experience, mediation and representation.