One of the questions I get asked most often when discussing my book is what artists working today are creating work that’s relevant to the discourse of science. My stock answer is to mutter something inarticulate about Richard Powers. But now I’ve got someone new to talk about: Olafur Eliasson.
But my favorite pieces at SFMOMA were of a much more intimate scale. As Eliasson puts it, they are about “seeing yourself seeing”. I’d describe the work, but it can’t really be described. It needs to be experienced, since it’s ultimately about deconstructing the psychological experience we take for granted.