On a riverbed by Olafur Eliasson

This installation piece by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is challenging both the concept of the modern museum, and also how we look at and comprehend art. According to McBride “you become a part of the piece once you walk into it. This physical notion of being involved in the art is a very grand theme.”


James McBride is interviewed in Louisiana about this artform.

James McBride (b. 1957) is an American writer and musician. McBride is best known for his 1995 bestselling book, ‘The Color of Water’ which spent more than two years on The New York Times’ Bestseller List, and has since become an American classic.


Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist. He makes great distinctive installations and has been exhibited at Austria, Germany, USA and France. He exhibited in 2003 and 2004 at the Tate Modern in London.



Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Riverbed’ runs between 20.8.2014 – 4.1.2015 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

Sjón, James McBride and Daniel Kehlmann was interviewed by Kasper Bech Dyg at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, August 2014.

Camera by: Jakob Solbakken

Edited & produced by: Kasper Bech Dyg

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