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Olafur Eliasson

Eye Eye, 2002

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Iris shutter, concave mirror,
wooden bracket, 8 11/16 x 8 11/16 x 10 1/4”
(27,1 x 22 x 25,5 cm),
shutter 4” (10,2 cm) diameter,
mirror 4 3/4” (12,1 cm) diameter,
Ed. 70/XX, signed and numbered

Seeing ourselves seeing, we eye the ultimate in self-referentiality, where perception culminates in the blackness of invisibility.


“During the last decade the ambient has often been figured as a dwelling-place, a womb-like social idyll whose design-strategies approximately model the natural environment... By refusing this kind of unity, Eliasson’s work recaptures an alternative, and more impatient type of production, which continually encircles and probes the sense of place itself —including some of the ideal places art occasionally manages to create for itself.” Ina Blom Parkett No. 64, 2002