Eliasson's art hover on the threshold between nature and technology, between the organic and the industrial. Nature is present in the ephemeral fragments; immaterial factors such as temperature, smell, taste, air and magnetic waves become his sculptural means. Eliasson is fundamentally concerned with creating art that asks questions about our human perception of reality; his works draw associations to land art and architecture, the romanticism of nature and natural science. A constantly recurring theme for him is how the eye perceives colour, and how the participating subject reacts emotionally to colour. Olafur Eliasson has become a significant international artist; in 2003 he represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale, and he is especially known for the work The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern.
The lecture is held by Ann Lisbeth Hemmingsen, Cand. Philol. in art history from the University of Tromsø. She is a communications officer at Galleri Würth and guide at Astrup Fearnley Museet.