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Olafur Eliasson's work involves experimentation, primarily with light, colour and perception. He is theartist who created The Weather Project at Tate Modern in 2003,and his art often gives rise optically disorienting phenomena, such as flashing stroboscopic lamps, which have the effect of appearing to reverse or immobilise movement. Since 1996, he has made a series of works featuring strobe lights and moving water in which each flash of light momentarily 'freezes' the falling liquid. In Model for a timeless garden (2011), which consists of a succession of 27 different fountains, the strobe effect produces an ever-changing landscape of apparently icy festoons and garlands.

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