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    Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process

    Olafur Eliasson: ruum kui protsess |

    Director: Jacob Jørgensen, Henrik Lundø

    Country: Denmark

    Year: 2010

    Length: 77'

    Language: In English and Danish with Estonian subtitles

    Official website: www.olafureliasson.net/spaceisprocess.html

    Introduction by Maria Arusoo.

    The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (born in 1967), renowned for works that feature elements from nature, in a film spanning four particularly eventful years. The camera follows the stages in the construction of his monumental The New York City Waterfalls, four artificial waterfalls on the East River, the mounting of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, entitled Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, a session of shooting spectacular glacier fissures in Iceland for the series The Glacier Mill and, more recently, the installation of the exhibition Your Chance Encounter at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa.

    The filmmakers Henrik Lundø and Jacob Jørgensen follow the at once speed-talking academic and shy artist trying to understand the implications of Olafur and his mission: creating installations that change the space around us and thereby the mindset in us .Light, space and perception are the key to his works that become fully realized only in their encounter with the observer. 

    "When I make something, which maybe is a work of art, I want this to be in the world. I want it to be sincerely and honestly and responsibly in the world. I want it to have an impact somehow."

    His studio Synopsis, based in Berlin, is one of the most creative workplaces in Europe, and the world’ famous pieces are created as a cooperation between researches, engineers, architects, technicians and art historians.

    The film is a unique portrait of the Danish/Icelandic artist and his projects - from the first sketches to their final destinations.

    Many thanks to: The Danish Embassy in Tallinn, Danish Film Institute