"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."
We just found a beautiful trailer for a new documentary about Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, responsible for The Weather Project at the Tate Modern and the New York City Waterfalls. The filmmakers, Henrik Lundø and Jacob Jørgensen followed the artist for 5 years to document his working process and artistic vision on film.
Here's a synopsis:
The 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 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. 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.