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21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Olafur Eliasson ‘The cubic structural evolution project’ 2004

Work continues on preparing the massive new configuration of Olafur Eliasson’s The cubic structural evolution project 2004. In the interactive work, audiences participate in the construction of a cityscape using white Lego blocks. Discussing the work, Eliasson has stated:

. . . my works in general discuss the notion of a reality being constructed, that ideas such as ‘nature’ or ‘science’ are models for how we perceive reality. So the notions of ‘construction’ and ‘models’ are very present in all my work. I have always put an effort into exposing the way my work has been constructed, so as to suggest that there are not any universal values connected to human experience. Actually I would argue that there is no ‘nature’ but only ‘culture’ and that as we experience so called ‘nature’ we also cultivate or constitute it.

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