Workshop: Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Sunlight Graffiti

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Workshop: Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Sunlight Graffiti

Studio B6, Upper Level

Make your mark with an interactive graffiti-light activity, in which light becomes a tool to effect change. Drop in anytime between 2pm-5pm to write with light and have you and your light work photographed.  

Sunlight Graffiti is part of Olafur Eliasson’s larger Little Sun project. Little Sun brings clean energy to the 1.1 billion people in the world living without electricity while raising awareness for energy access and climate action worldwide. 

The interactive installation will allow visitors to create their own Sunlight Graffiti. Sunlight Graffiti is a microcosm of the Little Sun project, where one can feel, in a creative, playful and mindful way, the impact he or she can have on their immediate physical surrounding just by putting solar light into action. By holding solar energy in your hands, your moment of connecting with the most powerful force in our solar system, the sun, is captured forever. 

About Little Sun

Artist Olafur Eliasson and Engineer Frederik Ottesen launched the Little Sun project in 2012 at London’s Tate Modern to bring clean, affordable solar energy to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity. Since then, more than 830,000 Little Sun lamps have been distributed worldwide, with more than half going to off-grid areas. 

In off-grid areas, solar lamps provide a clean alternative to toxic and expensive fuel-based lighting and a steadfast and clean alternative to relying on the electrical grid. Little Sun addresses the need for energy in a sustainable way that benefits off-grid communities by working with local entrepreneurs, creating local jobs, and generating local profits. Little Sun’s non-profit brings light to the most vulnerable communities worldwide who are off the grid and beyond the reach of Little Sun’s entrepreneurial distribution models, especially school children, refugees and people affected by natural disaster.

About Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is an artist who’s work is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. He strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s works span sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change.

About Frederik Ottesen

Frederik Ottesen is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in mechanical engineering and economics. A strong believer in sustainable technologies, Ottesen works closely alongside Solar Flight’s engineers and aviators in realising the company’s new projects. He is the former CEO of Matriks A/S, a software company he started in 1998. Ottesen’s passion for adventure took him on a two-year circumnavigation of the globe. Upon returning, he was invited to be part of the maritime safety think tank run by the Danish Maritime Institute.