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Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence – 2022 - Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio. Courtesy Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence – 2022 - Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio. Courtesy Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence – 2022 - Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio. Courtesy Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence – 2022 - Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio. Courtesy Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2006 - Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - neugerriemschneider, Berlin, 2006 - Photo: Jens Ziehe
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - neugerriemschneider, Berlin, 2006 - Photo: Jens Ziehe
Model for Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 by Einar Thorsteinn - Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp, 2006 - Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, 2006
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The structure in this work, part of an ongoing investigation into the use of five-fold symmetry, is based on the form of a copper dodecahedron. Within this form sits a tetrahedron made of high-reflectivity glass. These two Platonic solids connect at the four corners of the tetrahedron. At the center of the sculpture, a halogen bulb is suspended. In an interplay of reflection and shadow, interior and exterior, the glass reflects the five-fold pattern when the light is off, while the pattern is projected onto the walls of the surrounding space when the light is on.