We have never been disembodied Olafur Eliasson

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We have never been disembodied
Olafur Eliasson

Opening: 12 March (Thursday) 3.00 pm
Exhibition Duration: 13 March to12 June 2015
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Mirrored Gardens, Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden,
Panyu, Guangzhou, China

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You, on the edge of autumn
Yearn for summer
You pass by clinic of children,
Yearn for childhood.

Should the world as it is
Be shadowed with none but catastrophe,
Shall the leaves as we touch
Be shimmering with scent of flora.

On top of building, panorama in sight
Echoes hymn of the city downright.
On snow blank ceiling you write,
With chalks so white:
Thus, for the time yet to come about,
Yearn the people shall.

                                 ——Hu Fang

While developing the exhibition We have never been disembodied,I worked with the idea that the architecture would find itself reflected in andidentified by the artworks; visitors would find themselves in the artworks; theartworks would find themselves in the architecture; and the architecture wouldfind itself within the visitors. This is not to say that all become one. Thefocus, instead, is on an economy of shifting identifications. The mirroring ofMirrored Gardens is not about the reflections themselves; it is rather aboutthe ability to nurture identification, the same way we identify with somethingunknown yet emotionally familiar.

                ——Olafur Eliasson