Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has graced the city of Vienna with a public installation, Yellow Fog. First shown in New York in 1998, Yellow Fog was brought to Vienna via the Verbund Collection, a corporate contemporary art collection in the heart of Vienna.
The piece is permanently installed along the Verbund building’s 48 meter facade, where it can be viewed at dusk and into the night. The piece, which consists of 32 fluorescent tubes embedded in the pavement, creates a yellow light and fog that rises upwards, covering the building in a veil for one hour. The fog itself serves as a projection surface for the light to cast its effect.
Creating a dialogue between passers-by and spacial surroundings, the piece invites viewers to consider daily rhythms and architectural impacts.