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Video: Three Writers On Olafur Eliasson's Riverbed

Video: Three Writers On Olafur Eliasson's Riverbed

In this video from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Lousiana Channel, three acclaimed writers - Sjón, James McBride and Daniel Kehlmann - talk about their experience of Olafur Eliasson's Indoor Riverbed at the Danish museum. Sjón describes how he felt when he saw 180 tons of rock from his home country of Iceland filling the room, saying "It was like a moment in a dream, when you enter a room and something is not right, but familiar."

The writers reflect on the role of art itself, as Sjón states "If art is to give answers at all, it should be confusing answers." Watch the full video to learn more about how the installation impacts its viewers and successfully blurs the lines between art and nature.

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Cite: Evan Rawn. "Video: Three Writers On Olafur Eliasson's Riverbed" 05 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/553773/video-three-writers-on-a-riverbed-by-olafur-eliasson/> ISSN 0719-8884

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