Your black horizon, 2005

© Piero Codato, Cameraphoto Arte, 2005

White, red, blue, green light, controller, reflector, computer
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Eliasson’s installation Your black horizon was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and inaugurated as an official project at the 51st Biennale di Venezia (2005). In 2007 the pavilion was installed in its permanent home on the island of Lopud in Croatia where it may be viewed during summer months. Working in close collaboration with the architect David Adjaye, Eliasson conceived an environment in which art and architecture can be considered as one “interlocking equation”. Your black horizon is a room-sized installation comprising a thin horizontal line of light that emerges from a narrow gap in the black walls at eye level. The light continually changes color, passing through a full daily cycle of the colors of the local sky every fifteen minutes.

*1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark | Living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark and Berlin, Germany