Observing the Observers

Along with a friend from Rome visiting me here in London, on Sunday afternoon we headed to the Tate Modern. A long tour to explore the building and the Tate permanent expositions (and take some “forbidden” photos too in the galleries).

The Turbine Hall, contains Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth, a semi-permanent art installation and, maybe one of the biggest attraction for casual visitors (like me) to te Tate Modern.

When nobody falls into the Shibboleth that, in my personal opinion, it’s very difficult (if not intentional) since the cracks on the floor are pretty small, it’s quite interesting to observe from the above floor how people “interact” and observe Salcedo’s installation.

I’ve spent some time taking long exposure shots (from three to five seconds, no tripod, doh!) of people roaming around it. Here’s the result:

people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london
people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london
people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london people roaming around the Shibboleth at tate modern, london