Your Rainbow Panorama

From the words of Olafur Eliasson himself:

“Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”



"You rainbow panorama" opened in May of 2011 at one the the largest art museums in North Europe: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.




“Your rainbow panorama,” is 150 meters long and 52 meters in diameter. Each of the glass sections are composed of 6 different colored sheets, in order to create a specific shade.

Eliasson’s intention is to blur the distinction between contemporary art and architecture by using the entire view of the city as an object of this art work.

The full spectrum of colors is used in Eliasson's "Your panorama rainbow," to excite your sensory perception. The Cubatron, from Coachella 2010, a music and art festival, also uses this same concept to provoke and astound the eye. The Cubatron also gives observers the opportunity to either visually experience colors one at a time or multiple colors all at once like the Rainbow Panorama.

Rainbows in Motion: Trains and AutomobilesMoving Light in Our Space

In our world, we are surrounded by beams and lines of light and colors. We must only open our eyes to experience the beauty passing quickly before us. Trains and cars pass by and emit various colors and patterns of light. Not only do moving trains and automobiles create a live light in space experience, but also street lamps and stop lights which regulate the movement of the transportation. The Panorama gives people experiencing the exhibition the opportunity to slow down and take in the colors that would usually flash by in an instant.


The light from the street lamp shines off of the train while moving. The train speeds by, creating lines of moving white and yellow light.


A multitude of colors are emitted from the moving train. The train moves down the track like a rainbow in motion. The movements of light create the experience that can only be seen while in motion in that moment just like the the concepts that Olafur creates in his exhibitions.


Cars speeding in opposite directions on the freeway display the white and red. These red and white lights create the environment that we live in everyday, yet too often overlook because the instant moment is dismissed as common and not viewed as beauty.




There are many forms of light and color all around us. Someone can go to an exhibit and see a rainbow to experience color.People also can take a step back, and see the moving light in the space they experience everyday.See the color. See the motion. See the moving rainbows.Appreciate your Rainbow Panorama.