Wishes versus wonders, 2015

Installation view: OLAFUR ELIASSON: BAROQUE BAROQUE, The Winter Palace, Vienna 2015 © Photo: Anders Sune Berg, © 2015 Olafur Eliasson

Steel, brass, mirror
90 x 500 x 250 cm, ø 6.5 cm

Half of a circular brass ring, five meters in diameter, hovers over the parquet floor with its open side touching a mirrored partition that intersects the rooms of the Winter Palace in Vienna. The reflection visually completes the circular form, producing a virtual ring that appears to pass from the actual space into the reflected space, uncannily traversing the surface of the mirror image.

*1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark | Living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark and Berlin, Germany
Roundtable with Olafur Eliasson, Aurélien Barrau, Mirjam Schaub und Daniela Zyman