We were not sure what to expect when we invited New York dancer and choreographer Gwen Welliver and her students to visit our Olafur Eliasson installation, The uncertain museum. It was magical! We gave them two rules: Don’t stare into the light and don’t touch the large, rotating glass discs. Visitors are welcome to watch the resulting three informal showings on Thursday, July 26, starting at 6:45 PM.
It takes five days, a very precise laser level tool and 12 pages of instructions to build “The uncertain museum,” a walk-in installation by Olafur Eliasson. The list of materials is unusual, even by contemporary art standards: 30 aluminum poles, a large scrim about 20 feet long, wooden flooring and carpet, four motors, a lamp, three mirrored glass discs, each 30 inches in diameter, and one mirrored disc that is 39 inches in diameter.