Your Black Horizon Art Pavilion

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The art pavilion "Your black horizon" on Lopud, the work of artist Olafur Eliasson and architect David Adjaya.

Premiered in June 2005 at the 51st Venice Biennale, the internationally recognized and unique architectural light installation "Your black horizon" moved to its new permanent home in Lopud in 2007.

Adjusted for specific light conditions on Lopud, the light changes color through the cyclical spectrum of a day - from sunrise to sunset, imprinting the horizon line in the back of the visitor's retina and activating their memory of the natural horizon.

After leaving the pavilion, visitors can draw their own horizon line, which is imprinted in the retina of the eye for a few seconds, on the horizon that stretches between the neighboring islands of Šipan and Mljet, thus becoming an integral part of the work itself for a few moments.

Olafur Eliasson said: “Both the pavilion and the skyline work using sequentiality and light. The visitor moves from the entrance to the pavilion, to the view of the natural light coming from the opening, to the passage leading to the interior where the visitor arrives in a black space with a horizon. "

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In the windowless pavilion, a thin horizontal line drawn through a narrow slit at eye level serves as the main source of light.


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