Private View: Olafur Eliasson

From what has now become the all-too-familiar comfort of home, users can enter Eliasson’s cabinet of curiosities and ‘collect’ natural elements, small artworks, and experiments from the artist’s studio. In an interview via video call with Nowness creative director Bunny Kinney, Eliasson reveals how AR is significant to his life and practice.

Through the app a user can place a raging sun in the middle of any room; play with a puffin; experience the northern lights; summon a rain cloud and more. “The artwork is about challenging our perception of the everyday,” says the Berlin-based artist, “and actively welcoming that which lies on the boundary between the known and the unknown.”

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