16.02.2017 - Olafur Eliasson, Florian Weghorn
The experiential works of Icelandic visual artist and International Jury member Olafur Eliasson play with light, scale, architecture and the mechanics of perception. By making space tangible, and configuring the viewer’s body within it, Eliasson’s installations and interventions confuse the traditional roles of author and receiver. Embracing a creative process not unlike the invention of film worlds, the artist collectively works with over 90 collaborators in his Berlin studio, which he refers to as a laboratory. Eliasson lays bare his approach to birthing and testing his projects, as well as how he challenges himself and his audience to take personal responsibility for the consequences of art.