The hypnotic, shifting shadows of Olafur Eliasson’s Triple ripple are produced by rotating glass discs and mirrors that distort light and play with the shadows of people moving through the gallery. Eliasson has described his works as “devices for the experience of reality,” and over the course of his career he has employed a wide range of mediums in his experiments with color and light. However, these physical materials—which have included mirrors, projected light, and fog—are only a means to what he sees as the real work of art: the human experiences they generate.
Label from Out of Sight! Art of the Senses, November 4, 2017–January 28, 2018