Olfur Eliasson façade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall
An Interview With Olafur Eliasson, On Crossing Between Art And Architecture: "The thing is, I think that our relationship with natural light is cultural, one could make the mistake, as many modern architects have done, to think of natural light as something of essentialistic or universal qualities. Of course, I think natural lights are full of incredible qualities, but you have to be careful of making rules on behalf of others with regards of how to make relevance of natural light. I think this was one of the great modern mistakes. So what I’m interested in when using artificial light in my work is the potential of singularity in the experience, and based on that, I do think that one can, it’s a lot of ideas about collectivity as well, but I do think that our relationship to natural light is artificial, it is cultural, it is not something we are born with. This is why people in Iceland have a different relationship to light than people in Sicily...." more
Gary Numan, Cars
The music video by Gary Numan is another J.G Ballard inspired work from the Novel "Crash". I think the automobile provided an almost futuristic reprieve from grey, grainy and exhausted mid-to-late 70s England. What's particularly interesting is the use of light to suggest the (fragile) enclosure of the car.