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This hanging artwork reflects Eliasson’s long artistic interest in scientific instruments and navigation. Reminiscent of a nautical device or a compass rose, the work is composed of two broad rings that contain a framework cube pierced at its corners by the points of a star. The flat, stainless-steel rings – one painted red and the other polished to a mirror finish – together describe the volume of a sphere, while curved panes of green, handblown glass act as the sphere’s skin. Each vertex of the cube is intersected by a ray of the star, which extends out from the core with polished brass tips. LEDs incorporated into the frame illuminate the centre of the star and radiate out to cast patterned shadows onto the surroundings.

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Stainless steel, wood (Oak), coloured glass (red, green), brass, paint (grey, black, red), LED lights (white)