Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Serpentine Gallery, London;
Lars Müller Publishers, Baden, 2007
170 x 240 mm, 124 pages

Olafur Eliasson’s and architect Kjetil Thorsens design for the 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is based on the principle of a winding ramp. The Pavilion explores the ides of vertical circulation within a single space.

As the publication was intended to be presented at the Pavilion’s opening—and a rather short time frame was available for the exhibition as a whole—we chose to reduce the amount of classical photography in the publication and developed illustrations that helped readers to visualize the artists’ concept. The publication also includes two essays by Doreen Massey and Andreas Ruby as well as a conversation between Olafur Eliasson, Kjetil Thorsen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Julia Peyton-Jones.