Sound bath in Reality projector with Jónsi, Alex Somers, and Paul Corley. The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, 2018
Thomas Demand, Clearing, 2004. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
This forest scenery never existed except for in Demand’s studio, where more than a hundred thousand leaves where hung with strings, and everything carefully staged. The photo hangs in one of the beautiful glass corridors that run through the gardens of the museum, where the boundaries between inside and outside blur. These glass framed views of cultured nature from the outside gardens are then reflected back onto the photo’s surface according to your changing position and light conditions. Standing in front of the photo, trying to enter the scenery with your gaze, you are then suddenly transported back outside in the gardens, like being suspended between two realms of constructed nature. #fakenature #anthropocene
Riverbed - inside a museum (is there an outside?) As seen (and felt) from a pair of feet. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2014
Four handgardens, 2008
The broken stone series, 1997
Geologist Minik Rosing, whom the studio has collaborated with on a number of projects, including Ice Watch, presents a very old stone at Life Is Space, 2014
“What does the alteration of our environment have to do with the limits of our imagination? And where is the link between scientific instrumentation and the question of “emotional orientation?” - Brian Holmes, Driving the Golden Spike. Image: Model of The weather project, Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2002