Olafur Eliasson & Ai Weiwei

21 November 2013 / Marathon, Acting Archives

Olafur Eliasson conducts a video interview with Ai Weiwei to introduce their collaboration, Moon, an online space where anyone can contribute a mark, a drawing, or an image to an integrated sphere. Through messages and non-verbal communication in a language unique to each person, the collective work becomes a testament to personal freedom, creativity, and activity.

Short biographies
Olafur Eliasson, a Danish-Icelandic artist, founded the Institut für Raumexperimente, an educational research project, affiliated with the College of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and supported by the Senate for Education, Science and Research in Berlin and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. The fundamental trajectory of the Institut für Raumexperimente is Eliasson’s interest in testing models of learning and cultivating experimental formats.

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist involved in art, design, sculpture, architecture, curating, photography, writing, film, and social, political, and cultural criticism. His activities mainly focus on freedom of expression and ways to support human rights and social justice.