â€œ Eliasson is known for embodying the laws of physics, neurology and opitical illusions, inviting individuals to acquaint themselves with natural phenomena such as fog, light, color and reflections. â€? // Design Boom
Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and largescale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewerâ€™s experience
THE WEATHER PROJECT
In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape.
â€œ I work a lot with our perception of time, of duration, and of how the felt feeling of being present in a situation also determines how that situation unfolds â€? // Thinking in practice interview
YOUR RAINBOW PANORAMA
â€œI have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside â€“ where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into a 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.â€?
YOUR SHARED PLANET
A set of colored filter glasses with mirrors turn the museums terrace into a spherical kaleidoscope in â€˜your shared planetâ€™. with this work, the artist offers the visitor a different view of the city.
â€œ The problem with putting the model of the person seeing at the center is that it often results in normative ideas of spatiality and personhood. I would like to have the model of the subjective and singular experience at the centerâ€? // Bombsite