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Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - Photo: María del Pilar García Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo – 2020 - Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
At Studio Olafur Eliasson, testing Sometimes the river is the bridge, 2020 - Photo: María del Pilar García Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson
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The shallow pool at the centre of this work is agitated by a small motor that fills the surface of the water with small waves. The drawing on the screen above the pool is an ephemeral phenomenon produced anew in each moment through the dynamic interplay of water, movement, and light.

Artwork details

Title

Sometimes the river is the bridge

Year

2020

Materials

Wood, plastic, steel, water, LED lights, paint (black, white), fabric, wire, motor, control unit