I recently attended Take Your Time, Olafur Eliasson’s great show at SFMOMA. I really enjoyed the sense of play that is present in all of his work. While looking online for more examples of his work, I stumbled across an Eliasson project called Your House on the blog Origami Tessellations. Your House is a negative-space laser-cut book rendering of Eliasson’s home in 85:1 scale. Wow wow wow wow wow!
I teach Graphic Design at CCA, and the laser cutter is one of my favorite things. It opens so many possibilities, but I have to admit, I never expected to see it used like this. I can hardly even comprehend how difficult it must have been to produce all 454 slices of the book!
For those of you in San Francisco, Take Your Time is great fun for people of all ages and closes February 24. If you’re in NYC, Eliasson will be installing a waterfall underneath the Brooklyn Bridge this summer. If you’re just curious, check out The Weather Project, an amazing installation he did at the Tate Modern in London in 2003.
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