Why do you make models as part of your artistic process?
Olafur Eliasson: "I love models—paper models, models in wire, clay, on a computer. The possibilities are endless. But actually, I don't see a difference between the models we make at my studio and my finished works. An artwork is a model as well; it's just an idea or a suggestion of how we can experience the world. Moss wall is a model, just as the Model room itself. The same goes for buildings, even though they usually exist on a larger scale. They're models of how to organize social activity, of how we can live and work. And museums are models of how art can be presented and communicated."
Eliasson and studio director Felix Hallwachs on making models