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Take your time: Olafur Eliasson

The Museum of Modern Art
In-house: Shannon Darrough

The site houses the works from the exhibition, artist interview videos, images of the artist’s studio, and interactive floor plans. But the true uniqueness of the content lies in the fact that much of it is generated by visitors to the exhibit. Selected visitors wore special cell-phone cameras that documented their journeys through the show. Images were chosen at random intervals and instantly uploaded to Flickr. After quick editing in Flickr, the results appeared immediately on the exhibition site and can be filtered by date, visitor or viewed randomly.

This addition of visitor-generated images depicting individual journeys through Olafur’s works adds an intimate, candid and experiential voice to the site—one in accordance with many of the themes explored in the artist’s practice.

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