(b. Copenhagen 1967)
“Light removal”, 2005. Mirror, metal, lamp, cable. Edition 15 of 20. Certificate of Authenticity dated 28.11.05 and instructions for installation is enclosed.
A circle composed of equal amounts of light and shadow is cast on a wall. To create this phenomenon, a spotlight shines on the right side of a semi-elliptical mirror, which is placed perpendicular to the wall. The light is thus reflected back to form the right half-circle, the other half-circle consisting of the shadow cast by the semi-ellipse (from the artist's website).
Literature: Version ill. and described at the artist's website, olafureliasson.net with further photos.
Literature: Ina Blom: “Bright Shadows: A conversation between Olafur Eliasson and Ina Blom” in “Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences; On the Relativity of Your Reality”, Baden 2006, version ill. and mentioned p.p. 169–185.
Exhibited (version): “The light setup”, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden 2005–06.
Exhibited (version): “Lavaland: Olafur Eliasson and Johannes Kjarval”, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen 2007.
Exhibited (version): “Take your time: Olafur Eliasson”, Museum of Modern Art and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York 2008.
Provenance: Private collection, Denmark. Acquired directly from the artist.