I WANT TO HAVE AN IMPACT

Olafur Eliasson Symbiotic seeing, 2020 Laser (cyan, gelb), Nebelmaschine, Lüftungsanlage, Roboterarm, Cello Masse variabel Sound in Zusammenarbeit mit Hildur Gudnardottir Installationsansicht: Kunsthaus Zürich, 2020 Foto: Franca Candrian Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 2020 Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson in conversation with Mirjam Varadinis
(Excerpt from the book)

«I want to have an impact», is one of your quotes that struck me. It makes clear how important it is for you to move something – both in the real world and in the minds of the spectators. What impact do you want to acchieve? And how can art effect such an impact?

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