Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson - The Weather Project

Shown above is an art installation titled The Weather Project by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, installed in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern in London in 2003. A representation of the sun and the sky, the installation involved a semi-circular disc made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitting yellow light, a mist of sugar water created with dehumidifiers, and a huge mirror which covered the ceiling and reflected visitors back on themselves. In 1998-99 Eliasson dyed streams green to track the flow of water for his Green River Project. He’s known for combining elements of architecture, design and science to explore natural phenomena as light and water and encourages viewers to reflect upon their perception of the physical world and on the act of ‘seeing yourself sensing.’ He was born in Copenhagen and now lives in Berlin. He dislikes talking about the biographical details of his life and is very private, but he has never managed to suppress the pleasing fact that he was the breakdancing champion of Scandinavia in his teens.

 

Olafur Eliasson Green River Project

 

Polyphonic House

 

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