The Advanced Geometries Department of Studio Olafur Eliasson explores geometric, physical and natural phenomena in order to develop concepts and ideas for works of art.
This artwork is part of a series of speculative studies investigating expectable deformation on different polyhedrons under homogeneous pressure. In this specific case the starting geometry is a stellation of a Rhombic Triacontahedron. The scenario could be that these shapes are dropped into the ocean and collapse under the pressure of the deep. The artwork represents the final stage of this transformation, trying to articulate the active forces of the deep in a tangible and tactile way.