Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson
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Eliasson's practice is characterized by the incessant exploration of our modes of perceiving. His works, described by the artist as 'experimental setups', span photography, installation, sculpture, and film. In his Berlin studio he works with craftsmen, architects, geometers, and art historians to test how physical movement, sensory engagement, and the interaction of body and brain influence our perception of our environment. Projects in public space include Green river, realized in various cities between 1998 and 2001; the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, London, with Kjetil Thorsen; and The New York City Waterfalls, in summer 2008. Recent architectural works are Your rainbow panorama, for ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, with Henning Larsen Architects. He also the creator of "Little Sun", a work of art that brings solar-powered light to off-grid areas of the world.