Olafur Eliasson (Icelandic: Ólafur Elíasson; born 1967) is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental…
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More than a thousand glass spheres, in a range of sizes and colours, are positioned on a black wall in clusters that form a larger composition. The softly luminous tones of the spheres and the organic style of their arrangement recall astronomical phenomena such as constellations and nebulae. Some of the spheres are covered on the rear third of their surfaces with mirror coating, causing them to reflect a vivid inverted image of the viewers and surroundings
Olafur Eliasson, Multiple shadow house, 2010. When a body enters the space and begins to interact with the light installation, beautiful and subtle overlaid visions of their shadow fan across the screens – as they move around forward and backward the image is thus altered and can be manipulated. In this way the project is a creative collaboration between the artist, viewer, space and technology. Essentially the artwork is redundant without the presence of the figure.