Revisiting and testing 'Eine Beschreibung einer Reflexion, oder aber eine angenehme Übung zu deren Eigenschaften' from 1995. When I moved to Berlin more than 20 years ago, this was the work I exhibited at my very first solo exhibition at neugerriemschneider (with whom I still work with), it was also the first exhibition in their space. The work will be part of - In real life, opening at Tate Modern this summer. via Instagram

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Opening tonight: David Wojnarowicz, Photography & Film 1978-1992, at KW Berlin.
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In real life - Olafur's first major survey in the UK, opens 11 July, Tate Modern, London

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Olafur and Einar Thorsteinn testing the geometric structures for Your spiral view (see previous post) with the studio team in 2001. The tunnel is based on rhombic plates that are bent along one axis and assembled into two sets of spirals coiling in opposite directions. Studio tests for Your spiral view, studio, 2001.

Your solidified flare, 2018

Surtsey eruption, 1963, by technology specialist Stefán Gunnbjörn Egilsson and geologist Thorleifur Einarsson, University of Iceland.

How do we measure the world? Does the possession of huge quantities of information and representations bring us closer to our world or lead us further into unearthly abstraction? A puddle, photographed near Cabo de Roca in Portugal, the westernmost point of continental Europe, was drawn and measured at 1-to-1 scale as a preliminary study for the subsequent, larger-scale research and performance project ‘The Coastline Paradox: Measuring a Nameless Island’ by artist Elizabeth McTernan. According to Lewis Fry Richardson’s coastline paradox, one could wind the world’s most precise ruler around every single pebble, grain of sand, and molecule on an island’s perimeter so thoroughly that its seemingly finite length could actually unfurl into millions upon millions of kilometres. The smaller the unit of measure, the higher the resolution and the larger the totality of the measurement. Our small, isolated world could, in fact, go on forever.

‘Northwest Passage’ is a site-specific installation on the ceiling of an outdoor passageway at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Olafur’s installation spans 90 feet and is comprised of seven LED rings hanging from and reflected in thirty polished stainless-steel panels. The seven semi-circular rings, each lined with an LED light and diffuser, are reflected in the mirror panels, creating the appearance of complete circles of light. This project draws inspiration from the dramatic thinning of the ice coverage of a historically impassable frozen route through the Arctic Ocean linking the Pacific to the Atlantic. As of the summer of 2007, the effects of climate change have allowed vessels to sail the passage without requiring an icebreaker, an event that scientists predict will become more and more common with the continued effects of global warming. This development is both a byproduct of global industry and at the same time encourages the growth of trans-global freight shipping that will only further impact the climate.

‘Social Death’ in Denmark. The country is isolating and excluding asylum seekers until they disappear from society completely. via @thenation thenation.com/article/denmar… @venstredk @KonservativeDK

Fascinating study! How the volcanic eruptions in 1817 - the year without a summer - affected light in the atmosphere and changed the colour palettes of Friedrich and Turner on a red-to-green ratio. #volcanic
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Ice Watch, Tate Modern, London, 2018. Timelapse produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Now that Ice Watch in London has come to a close, we have received the final carbon-footprint report commissioned from Julie’s Bicycle, a London-based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. According to Julie’s Bicycle, ‘The carbon footprint resulting from the exhibition of Ice Watch London was a total 39 tonnes CO2e, or 1.3 tonnes CO2e per block of ice. The carbon cost for bringing each block of ice is approximately equal to one person flying from London to Greenland to witness the ice melting of the Greenland ice sheet (1.2 tonnes CO2e per return flight).’ The full report is available on icewatchlondon.com (scroll down to the press section).

“He looked into the hole, and like any hole it said, Jump.” ― Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover: A Romance.
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The island series, 1997

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Surtsey eruption, Iceland, 1963 by Stefán Gunnbjörn Egilsson technology specialist and geologist Thorleifur Einarsson, University of Iceland

What goes up, 2018

Over 10,000 students go on a school strike in Belgium to protest climate change! dazeddigital.com/politics/artic… via @Dazed