For the first time, an artistic installation presented in the light-flooded Rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne focuses on the sun. From mid-April the earth's rotation around the sun will become the protagonist of an ephemeral light painting - Olafur Eliasson's expansive artwork Sonnenenergie 22 (Solar Energy 22).
A series of circular, distorting mirrors and special color-effect filters on the north side of the glazed Rotunda ceiling cast sunlight onto the projection surface, and free-hanging rings of reflective glass and color filters add polytonal complexity by reflecting circles and arcs of light onto the screen. The moving, dynamic projections of sunlight make the invisible rotation of the earth almost physically tangible for us ont he screen.
Curator: Dr. Michael Hering, Director Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Munich
The project was realised with the generous support of Studio Olafur Eliasson