'Notion motion' by Olafur Eliasson

00:05:41 332 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Every five years, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen shows the impressive waterwork installation 'Notion Motion' by the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Find out how the work was made in this small documentary.
Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson (Kopenhagen, 1967) is one of the most controversial artists in the world. He creates large and special installations in museums and in the public space. The interaction with the public plays a big part in his work.

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In 2010, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presented the monumental installation Notion motion (2005) by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (1967, Copenhagen). Notion motion was developed specially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and was donated to the museum in 2005 by H+F Patronage, founded by the writer and collector, Han Nefkens. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibited the installation Notion motion for the first time in 2005 and got enthusiastic responses from the public and press. In the Summer of 2010, this monumental installation was exhibited again in the museum's large exhibition spaces. 

Over the past fifteen years Eliasson has built up an impressive body of work consisting of rainbows, sunsets, waterfalls, aromatic walls, mist, beams of light and periscopes. He is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. This film is a shortened version of the documentary Olafur Eliasson - Notion motion by Jan Schmidt-Garre that appeared in 2005. In this film, specially produced for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the creation process of the art-work is followed stage by stage. The documentary is on sale in the Museum Shop.

Video credits

With permission of Pars Media and Olafur Eliasson based on the documentary made in 2005.

Camera: Thomas Bresinsky Studio

Camera: Yngve Holen

Sound: Cita Antoni, Svend-Aage Ekberg, Thomas Stührk

Mix: Eberhard Weckerle

Editing: Gaby Kull-Neujahr Production

Manager: Andreads Wimmer

Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Maurice Ravel

Translation: Christopher Doherty

Direction: Jan Schmidt-Garre

Re-editing 2010: Rose Klaver (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen)

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