Gracefully introduced in the peaceful area of Paris, inside the Frank Gehry - designed Foundation Louis Vuitton, Contact by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson attracted numerous visitors (Including me) from around over the world to sense his works from cutting-edge advance in his scientific visions.
The exhibition included two large-scale installations: Map for unthought thoughts and Contact. As well as transitional passages punctuated by glass spheres called Double Infinity.
First we Touch, then we entered.
Step inside the Map for unthought thoughts, we slowly moved direct to the center object. Considering the shadow glides along a semicircle that is extended into a full circumference by a mirror.
In between tho main spaces, we sense the dynamic of Double Infinity, the glass spheres, as the optical devices that opening to outside, incorporating boundary between exterior and interior space.
Through Contact, we moved on the sloping floor as if they were traversing the top of a sphere. Sense the light phenomenon in space, reminiscent of one heavenly body transiting in front of another. Look around and found that we’re like standing in the core of an eclipse. Intended by the artist, we were in a state of perceptiveness that expands the horizons of our imagination.
Through his work, we’ve explored “the relations between self, space, and universe” in a complex and multi-sensorial experience, as well as switching between shadow/light, presence/absence, and affirmation/doubt causes us to question our visual perceptions and, in consequence, our convictions
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Olafur Eliasson: Contact at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
December 17th, 2014 – February 16th, 2015