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In 2014 Eliasson and filmmaker Claire Denis met to discuss their common fascination with phenomena that have not yet been fully explained by science – such as black holes – and their shared interest in abstraction; this short film by Denis, contemplating tests for Eliasson's work ‘Contact’, 2014, is one outcome of that conversation. Cinematography: Agnes Godard and Yorick Le Saux. Original music: Stuart Staples. Production: The Apocalypse Films, Alcatraz Films, and Studio Olafur Eliasson.
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Contact - a film by Claire Denis, 2014

In 2014, Claire Denis and Olafur Eliasson connected for the first time to explore their fascination for phenomena not yet explained by science, like black holes, and discovered along the way a shared confidence in abstraction. From their dialogues emerged a three-minute film contemplating Eliasson’s artwork Contact and the feeling of infinity that its intense yellow light inspires.

Denis's film premiere on 14 and 15 February at Fondation Louis Vuitton as part of the public programme accompanying Eliasson’s exhibition.

Duration: 3 minutes
Photographed by Agnès Godard and Yorick Le Saux

Original Music by Stuart Staples

In Association with the Fondation Louis Vuitton

© The Apocalypse Films, Alcatraz Films and Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Contact – A film by Claire Denis




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