Lay the foundations of your own miniature skyscraper, or elaborate on a pre-existing one, in an evolving Lego world.
GIB supported by The Designers Institute of New Zealand & New Zealand Institute of Architects present:
Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project
The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, is a hands-on installation by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967 Copenhagen). Comprising thousands of pieces of white Lego bricks scattered on a 12-metre-long table, the work invites Gallery visitors to become 'architects' by using the Lego to create endlessly re-forming structures limited only by imagination.
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 lifecycle of any metropolis.
Being born in Denmark, Olafur Eliasson shares a connection with popular construction toy Lego (named from the Danish 'leg godt' meaning 'play well'). The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, comments on community decision-making and urbanism and explores the relationship between maker, spectator and object.
The cubic structural evolution project is on loan from Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and is made possible with support from GIB, the Designers Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)