How can art affect our perceptions of nature?
Eliasson experiments with non-permanent materials such as light, sound, water, moss, and ice to create installations that provide complex experiences. His works engage the senses and recognize the viewer as an active participant. Eliasson is deeply concerned with how people view and interact with their world, and how art can help us see differently. In this activity you will write a short play. You will be asked to describe the characters and set in detail, noting ephemeral elements such as lighting, sound, and smell. Writing, like Eliasson's art, is a process. Therefore, you will also participate in peer editing and revise your drafts. Finally, you and your classmates will perform each play.
Explore the works of Olafur Eliasson online. Be sure to click on all images, read all documents, watch videos, and use the zoom tool to look closely at the works of art. Choose one of these works and answer the following questions: