Event Name The cubic structural evolution project, 2004
Start Date 10 Dec 2015
End Date 7 Feb 2016
Duration 60 days

Olafur Eliasson's Cubic structural evolution project is an interactive artwork that invites the audience to unleash their imagination on thousands of white Lego bricks. The project centres on the individual, and their ability to contribute uniquely through their imagination, as well as the collaborative power of communities. Individuals are both 'the artist' as well as only one part of the whole.  

Towering cityscapes emerge out of the rubble of Lego bricks and constantly evolve as new visitors contribute to the work through construction, modification, destruction and re-construction – processes inherent to the life cycle of any metropolis.

The project was first presented as one of a series of installations at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, in October 2004. The project is deliberately designed for younger audiences, although the nature of the simple construction process appeals to a diverse range of gallery visitors.

The work is intended to 'evolve' endlessly, change and undergo transformation through the interaction of visitors. The work should never achieve a static, 'finished' condition. The artist has stated that,

'… one should also not overly focus on the result. Instead I think the process and the kind of engagement that one puts into a process like this is much more significant'.

On loan from the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) collection, this is a must-do this summer.

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