Olafur Eliasson: Scent Tunnel A Project for the Autostadt in Wolfsburg

Olafur Eliasson: Scent Tunnel A Project for the Autostadt in Wolfsburg

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Olafur Eliasson: Scent Tunnel A Project for the Autostadt in Wolfsburg by Olafur Eliasson

Visitors to the Autostadt automotive theme park in Wolfsburg, Germany, have recently been treated to a walk-through living greenhouse, a breezeway whose walls are made of rows of potted plants, open from April to September. The rack that holds the pots in place is openwork, and structurally speaking not unlike the one under Jeff Koons's Puppy, but Eliasson goes one step further by inviting viewers to move through the inside of the piece, and by animating it to rotate around them, pouring out seasonal scents. Eliasson's goal, realized here with great success and to great acclaim, is to bring viewers into a verdant, flourishing space. This petite, elegant hardcover documents the Scent Tunnel project and follows it through a full season, listing the flowering times of its plants and considering the work and its olfactory elements from both scientific and art-historical perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783775716161
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen in 1967 to Icelandic parents. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, and now lives and works in Berlin. He says of his site-specific work that iinstalling it elsewhere is possible but then it is an other piece for me.i Nevertheless, his work is represented in public and private collections including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Deste Foundation, Athens. Venues for his solo shows have included the Menil Collection; the Danish Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Tate Gallery.

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