Artist Olafur Eliasson’s art: Your Star

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 16(Greenpost)– A bright new star that Artist Olafur Eliasson lighted up during the Nobel Week  is actually a green star because it uses solar energy and uses little energy.

Your Star is a public artwork by DanishIcelandic artist Olafur Eliasson that celebrates groundbreaking scientific and literary achievements and the importance of new ideas generated by all of us in our everyday lives, according to Nobel Media.

Commissioned by Nobel Media, Your Star consists of a bright LED light integrated into a specially designed spherical casing that will be visible in the sky above Stockholm City Hall, the site of the Nobel Banquet.

The star is powered by solar energy that was collected during the long days of midsummer and stored in a battery.

A weather-dependent work, the star will first rise once the wind and rain of storm Helga have passed, and it will shine every night for the next week, from around 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., bringing a trace of the previous summer into the winter night.

Olafur Eliasson says: “Your Star shines old light. It makes the past present and illuminates a path for the future. The star lights up the Stockholm sky in celebration of the new knowledge, thoughts, and words of this year’s Nobel laureates.

But it is not only the past achievements of the award recipients that will lead to positive new steps for the future; Your Star is equally about the everyday inspiration and dreams that we should all nourish.

It encourages us to turn our dreams and hopes into potential for new ideas. It is a dream machine.” Eliasson envisages Your Star offering a subtle element of surprise and inspiration that cuts through the pragmatics of everyday life in the city.

For the nights that it shines over Stockholm, the star will become a point of connection around which to gather, discuss, and reflect.

click the link, you will see the artificial universe and your star.

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