Directed by Jacob Jørgensen & Henrik Lundø • Documentary • 2010 • 77 minutes
From the huge golden sun of The Weather Project at the Tate Modern until last year's New York Waterfalls, Olafur Eliasson has managed to rattle audiences and art critics alike.
Filmmakers Henrik Lundø and Jacob Jørgensen follow the at once speed-talking academic and shy artist for five years, trying to understand the implications of Olafur and his mission: creating installations that change the space around us and thereby the mindset in us.
Together with Olafur, the film tries to understand which way we see the world and how the spaces of this world are shaped by time, social, ideological and technical structures. You not only see - you also see that you see, when you are taking part in Olafur's installations.
Light, space and perception are the key to his works that become fully realized only in their encounter with the observer. Olafur Eliasson demonstrates these ideas himself in vignettes using the cinema screen as optical aid. What results is Inspiring, playful, and thought-provoking, and simply a sight for sore eyes, in more than one way.