In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape.
From the Tate’s website article on the installation.
I remember my parents saying they had been to see this exhibition back in 2004, and I decided to research it towards my installation project because they said it really captured your imagination and made you want to sit down and look at it for a while. I want my installation to capture the imagination of the viewers that see it, I want it to bring back memories in their mind. I do like looking at other artists installations because I can see how they used the space they had to get viewers looking at their work. I will only have a small space in the Coventry Lanchester Gallery so I must make my work stand out even though there will be 20 other people exhibiting their work, and each piece of work showcases a different subject and all have their own merits.
I found a really good video showing the installation, it really manages to capture the atmosphere the installation created in the place. All thanks for the video go to its creator, farnishk.