Friday, February 27, 2009

Eliasson and De Maria Comparison

Olafur Eliasson's Lava Room reminds me of De Maria's Earth Room in predictable and obvious ways. The one thing I appreciate about Eliasson's work though is the opportunity for the viewers to walk on the lava. Barred from doing so in De Maria's piece didn't produce desires to jump the fence (especially when seeing all the mold spores growing) but I would imagine the experience would be very different with the lava crunching under my feet.

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