Mud and Mirrors Make Interactive Eco-Art in Morocco

mud, earth, eco-art, Morocco, Marrakech, Biennale, design, mirrors, Elin HansdottirIcelandic artist Elín Hansdóttir has combined mud and mirrors in this unusual interactive eco-art exhibit for Morocco. Designed as part of the Marrakech Biennale earlier this year, the earthy installation features pillars of mud and straw organized into a spiral design that is then fronted with mirrors that reflect the exhibit itself and the surroundings.

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Now based in Berlin, Elín Hansdóttir explains that her site-specific art installations are designed to immerse viewers into the built landscape, which she alters for a sensory treat.

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For the Marrakech Biennale, she worked with eight local craftsmen to build a spiraling monument of earth, water and straw that teases light and anyone who is lucky enough to enjoy it.

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Located in Tassoultante, this maze-like structure is especially fun for the neighborhood children who run around and admire their many reflections in the staggered mirrors.

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We’re big fans of eco-art that reinforces the relationship between us and nature, but Elín’s contribution to the genre is hands-down one of the most interesting we’ve seen in a long while.

:: Designboom

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  1. That’s pretty awesome! Very interesting! This could probably become the children’s playground in that neighborhood. Eco-art just amazes me!

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