Ólafur Elíasson - "Friendly coexistence spheres"

"Fourfold future" - Four geometrical bodies

"Friendly coexistence spheres" - Three colourless and one coloured kaleidoscope

Friendly coexistence spheres, Detail with dichroic glass

Ólafur Elíasson:

“Fourfold future” / "Friendly coexistence spheres"

Four tapering shafts, constructed from panels of matte black aluminium and lined with mirrors, form a cluster of four elementary kaleidoscopes. The cross-section of each kaleidoscope corresponds to a different geometric shape and the interior of each is clad with a different type of reflective glass: the square kaleidoscope is lined with ordinary everyday panes of mirror glass; the triangular kaleidoscope with panes of silvered, hand-blown yellow glass; and the rhombic and square kaleidoscopes with different hues of iridescent colour-effect filter glass. Fragmented reflections of the surroundings mingle within each kaleidoscope, continually shifting in response to the viewer’s movements and changing perspectives.

In the "Friendly coexistence spheres" the 3 colourless spheres contrast with the hexagonal prism of blue color effect glass.


Objekt:“Fourfold future” / "Friendly coexistence spheres"
Künstler(in):Ólafur Elíasson
Fotograf(in):Jens Ziehe
Copyright:Ólafur Elíasson

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