Olafur Eliasson . Kaleidoscopes Series
Place: Middelfart Savings Bank, Middelfart, Denmark (6 kaleidoscopes), Bolzano, Italy, Greece
Date: 2008 – 2012
Artist: Olafur Eliasson
Client: Olafur Eliasson
Design and construction of a series of reflective artworks by Olafur Eliasson.
A triangular mirror, ca. 2m large, is arranged in special angles in a stainless steel frame made of a bespoke hollow profile under a dichromatic glass plate. The resulting mirror is set 2.5 m into a specially manufactured base.
Through the opening in the top of the mirror body, light shines into the spatial triangle and is infinitely reflected through the incorporated mirror, thus producing a subterranean cosmos of stars.
Between 2008 and 2012 a total of 12 kaleidoscopes, each with a star formation, have been built and installed.
approx. 3000 x 1500 mm (incl. base)
stainless steel, glass
welding (stainless steel)
electronic control of the light
electronics / cabling
milling and turning
transport and logistics
production of crane frames (for lowering 0.5 t)
installation and commissioning
service and maintenance