Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed Installation

Imagine moving 180 tonnes of Icelandic gravel into a building and then running your own stream through it? Not many people get the chance to dream-think such an audacious idea, and then get to see it happen in real life.



Photo Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

 Olafur Eliasson’s installation at the Louisiana Museum is yet another experiment in allowing art to be experienced by a group of people, who can interact with it and change it by simply being there.


Photo Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

 The Telegraph’s critic, starting by leaning on modernist batheticism as a description for this installation, is soon won over. Few will need convincing that needing to scramble over a slope of loose rock, or ducking to navigate the now lowered (or rather un-heightened) doorways, or watching their children play with pebbles in water is a new type of participatory art-making.


Photo Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

PS. Toghal loves Riverbeds, and our own Riverbed design is inspired by the abstract designs of Mbuti women from the Congo forest.



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