03.11.14
Olafur Eliasson
In Story: We Produce – The Production Company we enjoy the creativities in all the faces. Nowadays in a space we want to see a new atmosphere because our society is going to visual collapse, in art we need a vibe of surprise and the only now could do it is the installation and the mix with the new technologies.
Olafur
  Storylikes: Olafur Eliasson and we want to emphasise this photographic serie from Iceland. Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. For the past six years, Olafur Eliasson has photographed his native Icelandic landscape. Arranged in grid-like configurations, the images record geographical formations that are characteristic of the terrain. Each series focuses on a single aspect of the land–ice, islands, or caves. Within these groups, individual photographs document specific places at particular moments. But when viewed together, the works describe broader themes. Nature is shown in a process of constant change. Shifting patterns of light, shape, and color emerge when pictures hang side-by-side, and the specifics of a single image give way to an overall subtlety and abstraction. Eliasson’s task is not simply to document the details of nature but to foster a more complete visual experience that transcends the subject. That summer Eliasson returned to Iceland to begin a series on caves. For fourteen days he repeatedly descended into the earth’s narrow passageways. Being surrounded by the earth became an almost natural state for the artist, who learned to adapt to extreme isolation. Work from this trip is presented for the first time in this exhibition Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.