quinta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2008


Olafur Eliasson (The conversational series 13)
por Hans Ulrich Obrist (design dos M/M)
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig

"H.U.O. - You mean a parallel reality? Something like in David Deutsch's The fabric of reality?

O.E. - Yes and no. The project I'm contemplating has to do with the volcanic activity here, these bubbles we're walking on. I was thinking of trying to turn one of the large cave systems into a kind of social housing project. It's about time that we moved back into the caves. Let's try to turn the great caves on the southeastern part of Iceland into a city. Can you envision that, a cave city? So I was planning at some point to both put on an exhibition down in the caves and to exhibit the caves themselves. I think it would be a fascinating context because the usual ideologies and values that you find embodied in museums would be absent in a cave like that. You can't really predict what would take place down there - some system or structure, of course, but the communication of the art would be different."