Fjordenhus - an artwork by Olafur Eliasson and Studio Olafur Eliasson in Vejle Denmark. Opens 9 June. Client: Kirk Kapital. Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Artist duo and resident filmmakers at the studio SHIMURAbros joined the kitchen team to make Shojin Ryori - a vegetarian, Japanese, Buddhist concept of using every part of the vegetables, not letting anything go to waste. See full film here: soe.tv
Studio Kitchen Visits: Artist duo and resident filmmakers at the studio SHIMURAbros joined the kitchen team to make Shojin Ryori - a vegetarian, Japanese, Buddhist concept of using every part of the vegetables, not letting anything go to waste. See full film on www.soe.tv where you can also see some of the artistic work SHIMURAbros did for the studio
Laboratory for the future of libraries. Check out this inspiring project: Werkbank - a network based on intersections between books, materials, people, and their collections. Sitterwerk, St. Gallen.
Full video on olafureliasson.net
“Over centuries we’ve schooled ourselves in taking multiple perspectives through criticism and self-criticism. If the training takes, we are intellectually supple, trained not only by analytical argumentation but also by imaginative literature and films to envision the world with different eyes. We need an analogous suppleness for timescales, from the nanosecond to the eon and everything in between.” Time (and time again) a conversation with historian of science Lorraine Daston and Andrew Yang. Read full conversation on www.anthropocene-curriculum.org
Driftwood compass, 2018
"Im convinced the so-called culture sector in our society is more likely to create change than the public sector, the politicians, or the private sector. Because the private sector is driven by profitability primarily. And currently, the public sector is corrupted by populism. That leaves the cultural sector, which is very close to the civic sector. It enjoys the fact that it has a lot of civic trust and loyalty. That means people kind of trust the culture sector, also because it reflects people’s emotional needs. When people engage in the cultural sector they see themselves being reflected. This means the cultural sector is about the people. It’s not about profitability or egoism. I also think the culture sector successfully combines being emotional with being rational. The private sector is only about profitability and rationalism, McKinsey-fication of the world. And the public sector is only about populism, which is over-emotional, like Trump. It has no data, no science, it’s completely irrational. It’s just emotional. Culture actually has a commitment to academia, to history, to identity, to psychology. The culture sector is both emotional and rational. Little Sun – which I, as an artist actually did together with a scientist, a solar engineer – is in a way, the emotional holding hands with the rational. And it’s about showing that the culture sector has tools to change the world." Olafur Eliasson in an interview with Dazed