Embodied Creation and Perception in Olafur Eliasson’s and Carsten Höller’s Projects

  • Else Marie Bukdahl
Keywords: somaesthetics, cross-disciplinary installation, active participation, art of living

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between somaesthetics and several art projects by Olafur Eliasson and Carsten Höller. Involving an embodied, perceptual, and interactive dialogue between artist, viewer, and the environmental surroundings, these artworks aim not only to enhance our aesthetic experience and to increase our awareness of the body in space and in action, but also, through their artistic means of enhancing embodied and environmental awareness, to benefit life more generally.