Kaleidoscopes Series

Place: Middelfart Savings Bank, Middelfart, Denmark (6 kaleidoscopes), Bolzano, Italy, Greece
Year: 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.