The installation is inspired by a talk Carles Guerra gave at the Life in Space 3 symposium at the Olafur Eliasson studio in 2008, “On the Moral Perception of the Color Orange”.
It draws on the Wikipedia classification of the 50 different shades of the color orange, and investigates their different cultural connotations.
Orange evokes healthy fruits.
Orange is symbolic of autumn.
Orange is the color of safety rafts, hazard cones and life vests.
Orange is the name and emblematic color of the Dutch royal family.
Orange is the color of prison uniforms in the U.S.
Orange is a sacred color in Hinduism and Buddism.
Orange stands for Northern Irish Protestants.
Orange defines spaces.