This portrait film of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spans four particularly eventful years in the life of the artist, renowned for works that feature elements from nature. The camera follows the construction of his monumental installation The New York City Waterfalls on the East River, and the mounting of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1. The artist is filmed at work, shooting photos while suspended above spectacular glacier fissures in Iceland, as well as at his studio in Berlin, collaborating with a team of scientists, engineers and technicians on new projects that exemplify his concept, “space is a multiple layering of stories.” Directed by Jacob Jørgensen and Henrik Lundø.

Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process

1960 US 52 min
Festival Year: 1990
Types: Documentary, Feature
Topic: Global Perspectives