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Room for one Colour

Olafur Eliasson – Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Monofrequency lights mounted to the ceiling of a white room emit a narrow range of yellow light, reducing visitors’ color perception to shades of yellow and black. The longer the visitors stay in the space, the more they begin to perceive subtle color distinctions and to correct for the yellowish lighting. Upon leaving,they momentarily perceive a bluish afterimage.

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