Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

We're back with another blog post. This time we want to share with you our trip to the Tate Modern to visit the Olafur Eliasson exhibition. 

Olafur Eliasson is a world famous artist who creates sculptures and large-scale installations. In his exhibition titled "In Real Life" , he explores the senses, and the perception of light and shadows. And takes the viewer on a journey through the different elements. It's a great exhibition to visit if you're interested in interactive art or want a family day out. 

As you enter the exhibition, your senses are immediately impacted by the surroundings. The 'Moss Wall, 1994' covered an entire gallery wall and had an earthy smell. Although it looked like out-of-date cauliflower, it was actually millions of delicate branches - it even had a sign saying you can touch it. (That never happens in exhibitions.)

Our favourite and most popular part of the exhibition was 'Your Uncertain Shadow (colour), 2010'. The use of light and colour created a really fun and interactive environment. And of course, made the perfect photo opportunity for Instagram. 

 As you walk further in to the exhibition, there are hidden rooms that show Eliasson's interest in weather patterns. 'Beauty, 1993' is an indoor rainbow created by gently falling water. 

At the end of the exhibition, we were surprised to see a queue to enter a door for what we assumed was the mysterious fog installation that everyone had been talking about. It definitely exceeded expectations. 

'Your Blind Passenger' is a long tunnel (45 metres to be exact) filled with coloured fog that tests your senses. Only a handful of people are allowed to enter at a given time and are told to walk straight on. We thought this was a bit random, but on entering, immediately understood the reason for it. The fog was so thick, we could have easily found ourselves lost in it all.

And, in a way we were. 

Olafur Eliasson's,:In Real Life was a great opportunity to take some pictures, and our new Brixton DB Coat made the perfect outfit for a day-out to the gallery. 

We hope you enjoyed this blog post and we can't wait to share more of our recommendations. You can shop the look from our gallery outfit on our website. 

Photography by Tabby Coaker