Eric Ellingsen performs two poems during the ‘Life Is Space’ symposium held at Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin in 2011. ‘Life Is Space’ – a successor to the day-long ‘Life in Space’ events held in 2006, 2007, and 2008 – brought scientists, artists, scholars, dancers, theorists, spatial practitioners, and movement experts together with students at the Institut für Raumexperimente and the studio team to share, discuss, present, and experiment. These meetings were only loosely planned in advance and were largely left to intuition and serendipity. Ellingsen is a poet, educator, and spatial practitioner. From 2009 to 2014 he co-directed the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments) together with Olafur Eliasson and Christina Werner.