The installation in the Rotunda of the SCHIRN consists of a round, accessible space, in which the viewer immerses in a constant interplay of colour shades and subjects his viewing habits and patterns of perception to a new experience. Olafur Eliasson’s works are at the interface between art and scientific research. They tackle questions on our view of nature and the facilities we use for its perception, observance and determination. In the process museum spaces become spaces of experience, where the viewer observes nature under scientific conditions.

Nature appears as some kind of anthology of special effects, which is being retransformed from the virtual world to world of natural senses. The installations, which repeatedly draw on the elements of air and light and play with temperature, smell and taste, have made Olafur Eliasson internationally famous by now. The Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003 or “The Weather Project” in the Tate Modern, London are among his most spectacular works.