‘Room for one colour’, 1997, now on view @MuseoGuggenheim Bilbao (photo: Erika Ede)
‘Atmosphere with orbiting light’, 2016 (photo: Jens Ziehe)
Lissajous curves, via Reddit A Lissajous curve is the graph of a system of parametric equations that describe complex harmonic motion. How it is expressed visually is highly sensitive to the ratio, which when shifted can create simple to complex curves, often looking like knots. https://t.co/GHDL02Oci2
'Atmospheric wave wall’, 2021 (photo: EQ Office)
It was a great pleasure for me to create a work of art specifically for Willis Tower and for Chicago. Inspired by the unpredictable weather that I witnessed stirring up the surface of Lake Michigan, 'Atmospheric wave wall‘' appears to change according to your position and to the time of day and year. What we see depends on our point of view: understanding this is an important step toward realizing that we can change reality. It is my hope that this subtle intervention can make a positive contribution to the building and to the local community by reflecting the complex activity all around us, the invisible interactions and minute fluctuations that make up our shared public space.
I’m excited to share that 'Atmospheric wave wall‘ at Willis Tower on the exterior Jackson Blvd. wall in Chicago has been unveiled today!
'It is my hope that this subtle intervention can make a positive contribution to the building & local community by reflecting the complex activity around us, the invisible interactions & minute fluctuations that make up our shared public space.' – Olafur bit.ly/2KeqT4y
‘The sunny space’, 2015, installed @ModernaMuseet, Stockholm (photo: Anders Sune Berg)
‘The weather project’, 2003, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern London (The Unilever Series) (photo: Jens Ziehe)
‘Parallax planet’, 2014, installed at @KunsthausZuerich (photo: Franca Candrian)
‘Planetary perspective’, 2015, installed at the Modern Art Museum, Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Addis Ababa (photo: Helen Zeru)
‘Reversed silver moon’, 2010, installed at Galería Elvira González, Madrid (photo: Víctor Muñoz)
‘Moonlight lifetime’, 2019 (photo: Jens Ziehe)
Looking ahead to the future. ‘Bridge from the future’, 2014, installed at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (photo: Iwan Baan)
Happy New Year! Here’s to our next journey around the sun. ‘The exploration of the centre of the sun’, 2017 (photo: Jens Ziehe)
‘Rainbow assembly’, 2016, installed at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (photo: Hyunsoo Kim)
‘Human time is movement (winter)’, 2019 (photo: Filipe Braga)
‘Your sense of unity’, 2016, installed at the Palace of Versailles (photo: Anders Sune Berg)
Abeer Seikaly, ‘Weaving a Tree: A Self-Structuring Japanese Christmas Tree’, 2018
‘No nights in summer, no days in winter’, 1994, now on view as part of Olafur’s solo exhibition ‘In real life’ @MuseoGuggenheum in Bilbao (Photo: Anders Sune Berg).
Happy winter solstice, northern hemisphere! Happy summer solstice, southern hemisphere! Happy Monday, Equator! ‘Midnight sun’, 2017 (photo: Jens Ziehe)
STUDIO BERLIN exhibition catalogue, 2020