Olafur Eliasson

Interior Environments

Olafur Eliasson and Günther Vogt,
The mediated motion, 2001,
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

Artistically manipulating the living as a whole is done through the consideration of environments. Olafur Eliasson explores the relationship between nature and technology through the use of temperature, scents, and air as sculptural elements, using technology to create natural phenomena and artificial environments within the museum space—an inert and neutral white cube—questioning the idea of the creation of artificial life. His installations use luminous effects and natural elements—light, earth, water, fog—in order to obtain maximum sensory provocation, seeking immaterial sensations, providing an experience as psychological as it is physiological, working in this way on models of perception.

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