"Olafur Eliasson's take on Louisiana is radical, fascinating and unique. The central work in the first solo exhibition at the museum by the Danish-Icelandic artist is a huge, sitespecific project that reverses the relation between nature and art.
The transitions between inside and outside, culture and staged nature, become fluid and transitory – and the progress of the visitor through the museum becomes a central issue. Eliasson’s exhibition is an enhancement of our gaze at the museum, at ourselves and at the world.
Olafur Eliasson's exhibition at Louisiana engages with the museum’s unique identity. The exhibition consists of three sections that each thematize the encounter between Eliasson’s art and Louisiana as a place. The central work, Riverbed (2014), is based on the unique connection between nature, architecture and art that characterizes the museum. Transforming the entire South Wing into a rocky landscape, Eliasson focuses on inhabiting space in a new way and inserts new patterns of movement into the museum.
The exhibition is supported by Ny Carlsbergfondet and Realdania and also Kvadrat."
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Published on Jul 18, 2014
"I was filming this blackbird during a few days, and I came to some conclusions:
1.Very few of nesting blackbirds actually attack people. There were dozens nests around, but only this one bird kept attacking people.
2. Most attacked people were going from left to right. Seldom, mostly runners, were attacked while going from right to left.
3. Bird attacked only when he believed he's not seen.
4. If a person had a hand atop of his head the bird did not attack.
5. Some people behaved much crazier than the bird. I observed one Chinese couple who were violently shaking the bush with the nest on it in order to make the bird to attack them in order to take a picture. The bird was circling over their heads, but never attacked them because they were looking at him.
6.In the last few frames I filmed the feeding of the chicks. Please note how the mother removed faecal sac (poop) directly from the chick's cloaca.
I asked park officials to put a warning sign, but it was not put."