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

Else Marie Bukdahl


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.


somaesthetics, cross-disciplinary installation, active participation, art of living

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5278/ojs.jos.v1i0.1076


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The Journal of Somaesthetics is published in association with the Research Program in Body, Art & Technology at Aalborg University (Denmark) and the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. It is published by Aalborg University Press with the generous support of The Obel Family Foundation and Schmidt Family Foundation.

ISSN: 2246-8498