London 2012 Festival plunges the Tate Modern into darkness
Date Posted: 13/07/12
If you've always wanted to see the Tate Modern in a different light, then you should book short breaks to London this summer to catch one of the blackouts created by Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson.
As part of the London 2012 Festival, which has been organised to coincide with the Olympic Games, he has fashioned portable solar powered lamps that looks like the sunflowers.
Every Saturday between July 28th and September 23rd the Tate Modern will turn out the lights, asking around 500 visitors to view the collection of galleries using only the lamps as a guide.
The light, which has been named Little Sun, is being mass produced in China and will be distributed to developing countries across the world in the hope to bring light to 1.6 billion people.
At the events, there will also be a seminar and 16 short films shown, which have been made by people who are from areas of the world where electricity is a rare commodity.
Posted by Danielle Masterson
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