Olafur Eliasson: Playing With Space and Light

"Is there a sense of consequence? If I have a sense of the space, if I feel that the space is tangible, if I feel there is time, if there is a dimension I can call time, I also feel I can change the space."

Date: February 2009

In his talk, designer Olafur Eliasson recognizes the subjective nature of perception and discusses how we can all influence what others see. Eliasson works with space, distance, color and light to express the space that we are and occupy, and has executed large-scale projects such as "Waterfalls" in New York harbor. His works allow for direct viewer experience with his ideas, as he wishes to somewhat blur the distinct line between author and audience.