Contact by Olafur Eliasson

My exhibition addresses that which lies at the edge of our senses and knowledge, of our imagination and our expectations. It is about the horizon that divides, for each of us, the known from the unknown.
— Olafur Eliasson
Inside Foundation Louis Vitton, Paris.

Inside Foundation Louis Vitton, Paris.

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.

Contact Entrance

Contact Entrance

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.

Touch by Olafur Eliasson

Touch by Olafur Eliasson

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.

Map for unthought thoughts by Olafur Eliasson

Map for unthought thoughts by Olafur Eliasson

Map for unthought thoughts' shadow.

Map for unthought thoughts' shadow.

Map for unthought thoughts' details

Map for unthought thoughts' details

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.

Double Infinity by Olafur Eliasson

Double Infinity by Olafur Eliasson

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.

Contact by Olafur Eliasson

Contact by Olafur Eliasson

From the core of an eclipse

From the core of an eclipse

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

Bridge from the future by Olafur Eliasson

Bridge from the future by Olafur Eliasson

All image ©Futurecrafter

Olafur Eliasson: Contact at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
December 17th, 2014 – February 16th, 2015

Contact is not a picture, it is not a representation; it is about your ability to reach out, connect, and perhaps event put yourself in another person’s place
— Olafur Eliasson