Installations Comparison

There are many different roots one can go when deciding on an installation piece; the artist must come up with theme, location, and objection. He/she must determine the reaction and experience they want their audience to gain from the art piece. Installation art in principal is taking a large area and changing its perspective by filling it with art that constitute a whole other meaning to the original space.

The Weather Project and Rain Room are two experimental installation projects that follow a similar theme however have completely different features and objectives. Both pieces utilize the concept of weather they focus on specific aspects of the environment and the essence of exploring humanity within it.

The Weather Project installation created by Olafur Eliasson, focuses on creating a representation of the sun and sky. A thin mist slowly encases the space, through out the day the mist transforms into a cloud-like formation before is disperses across the installation. The light from the sun in contrast becomes produces a mono-frequency the lamps used emit a light in a very narrow frequency that only the colours yellow and black can be seen, this effect transforms the installation into a spectacular experience encompassing the sun.

The Rain Room created by artist Hannes Koch is experimental installation that depicts the essence rain with the use of water falling. The installation enables the audience to control their own root through the downpour without being soaked by water in the process. The installation follows movement and presence the general idea is that one can navigate them selves through a downpour without getting wet therefore feeling as if the user were one with the environment.

Both installation projects maintain a similar concept by focusing on the essence of the environment, aspects that have a relevant part in their art projects are to do with management, budget, scheduling and overall project objectives. The two projects require a large interior space for their installation; The Weather Project has a still experience where the centerpiece maintains the same coordinates while the Rain Room utilizes the whole space and maintains a consistent life-cycle, regardless of when the audience enters the art piece the installation will be the same. The experience for The Weather Project will differ depending on when the audience enters the installation. Both projects maintain powerful user experiences however exhibit it differently. The projects must consider budget when creating their pieces both installations require a large amount of maintaining in order to keep the installation sustained and natural.


The task for this assignment was to create a work that altered ones senses. The first sense that came to my mind was sight, and paired it with perception. The piece was placed on the audiences head, it contains 100 paper filters that consist of different texture, opacity and length.

The idea was that in life we see life through fragmented screens, due to social media, and devices, we see life through a bunch of different screens that fragments our reality and blurs what is actually real vs. what is altered by the media and curated online.

The head piece showed our view of reality by enabling the user to see through different screens. As a society believe most of what is portrayed online or over the media the thicker paper slips represent how far from reality it truly is, rather then being able to see what is directly behind the thick paper the user must trust and believe it, if you cant see for yourself reality might not be there. Compared to the transparent pieces that enable the user to see right through at what is really behind it.


It was such and interesting and unusual topic what inspired you to create a film/documentary like this one?

What was the most challenging thing you encountered on during the process?

How long did the film take to create in total? Including the prep, filming and editing?