Commissioned for The Unilever Series in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London, The weather project 2003 is probably the most popular installation made by Eliasson for a museum to date.
The weather project tells of the climate and of its social effects, in the context of a museum.
Eliasson examines his lasting interest in the subject:
The weather has been so fundamental to shaping our society that one can argue that every aspect of life – economical, political, technical, cultural, emotional – is linked to or derived from it. Over the centuries, defending ourselves from the weather has proved even more important than protecting ourselves from each other in the form of war and violence. If you cannot withstand the weather, you cannot survive.
By Olafur Eliasson