Moiré effect Guided tours between art and science

  • Thursday 13 October 2022
  • Thursday 10 November 2022
  • Thursday 15 December 2022
  • Thursday 12 January 2023

Moiré effect is a cycle of guided tours conducted by a museum educator and a physicist probing the work of Olafur Eliasson from the dual perspective of art and science.

Optical effects, refractory phenomena and interference with our vision all play a crucial role in the exhibition that the artist has devised for Palazzo Strozzi – a pathway in which artificial light, fleeting shadows, reflections and moiré effects interact with the Renaissance building to change not only its aspect but also our perception of that aspect.

Olafur Eliasson’s artistic practice embraces the world of architecture, science and technique, developing experimental investigation with the support of experts from a variety of different disciplines.

The cycle of tours is designed to expand visitors’ knowledge of the artist’s work from an interdisciplinary viewpoint that conjugates art with science.

The project has been devised in conjunction with the Dipartimento di Fisica e AstronomiaIstituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR-INO) and the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS).

For further information on access to the exhibition rooms, see our Open in safety page.

The cost of the activity is included in the price of admission to the exhibition.
Reservations are required.

Booking office
CSC Sigma

Monday to Friday
Tel. +39 055 26 45 155

For further information
Dipartimento Educazione

Cover illustration: Olafur Eliasson, Your view matter, 2022 (detail), Metapurse