Olafur Eliasson’s viewing machine reveals kaleidoscopic vistas

olafur eliasson's viewing machine reveals kaleidoscopic vistas

“Kaleidoscopic impressions of vibrant green landscapes are revealed while looking through Olafur Eliasson‘s ‘viewing machine’ installed at Inhotim, a contemporary art center and botanical garden located in Brumadinho, Brazil. The 270 acre space is made up of forest fragments and gardens — with an extensive collection of rare tropical species — consisting of an international compilation of exhibition pavilions and open-air sculptures. Eliasson’s machine is set atop a high point of the museological complex, overlooking its vast natural environment. It is made up of six mirrored panels forming a hexagonal tube, which visitors are invited to maneuver towards a point of interest. Peering through the conical structure, superimposed refractions from the shiny facade create a myriad of prismatic forms, reflecting the lush green vegetation and revealing the forestscape as a kaleidoscope.”

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