Olafur Eliasson Launches 3-D Website
Olafur Eliasson has relaunched his website with an innovative web-based survey of his artwork.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are already logging on to Eliasson's new website.
Your Uncertain Archive presents artworks, exhibitions, works in public space, pavilions, models, books, talks, and research by Olafur Eliasson and his studio.
The site encourages chance encounters with its content, using an extensive system of tags so that you can discover the common threads running through everything.
The connections mode is used to highlight associations, or simply drift through a cloud of archival objects.
Olafur Eliasson says: “What I’m interested in with my work at the Louisiana isn’t really that you experience an object or an artwork. I am interested in how you connect this landscape to the rest of the world and ultimately, how you experience yourself within it.
"When we’re in our familiar surroundings, in our circle of family and friends, our senses are very finely tuned, but the further away we get from the local context, the cruder the sensing becomes. I wonder if our focus on the atmospheric can give us a relationship with something that is very abstract and far away.”
In development for over four years, the artwork connects the public in an ambitious way to the studio and Eliasson’s immense body of work – artworks, texts, sketches, interests, and ideas.
A constantly changing and ever-growing pool of connections and associations, Your Uncertain Archive is a living artwork exhibited in the landscape of the web.
Eliasson's website uses WebGL technologies to produce a three-dimensional environment, accessible by WebGL browsers.
In a statement, the artist says: “I am thrilled that Your Uncertain Archive is finally open to the world. It is a reality-producing machine, built to generate new content through proximity and contact, and a source of great inspiration to me. It is a living archive that expands continuously."
Olafur Eliasson was born in 1967 (Denmark). Since 1997, he has exhibited internationally, in major solo shows such as The Curious Garden, at Kunsthalle Basel in 1997, The Mediated Motion, at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2001, and Chaque matin je me sens différent – chaque soir je me sens le même, at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2002.
He represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The Weather Project at Tate Modern, London. Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, a survey exhibition organized by SFMoMA in 2007, traveled until 2010 to various venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Your Chance Encounter was at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, in 2009.
Visit the new website here: www.olafureliasson.net/uncertain