Unveiled 2004

“Viewing machine”
by Olafur Eliasson

Viewing machine

Viewing machine is made of stainless steel and is a stunning kaleidoscope that visitors may use. A kaleidoscope is of course an optical device that allows you to see mirror images of mirror images with continually new patterns appearing as you twist it so that it catches new mirror images of the surroundings.

Moving the Viewing Machine around, you will get an all-new experience of the natural surroundings at Kistefos-Museet. Like several other sculptures in the sculpture park, this installation stimula- tes the viewer – it’s a sculpture that you can be a part of, touch, and experience, rather than just looking at it. In fact, you hardly look at this sculpture at all, you use it to see your surroundings in a new way!