‘Light is for everyone – it determines what we do and how we do it. This is why Frederik Ottesen and I have developed the solar-powered lamp Little Sun. One part of the artwork is the lamp and the activities it enables. The other is the successful distribution of Little Sun in off-grid communities, its journey from production to usage. In everyday life, it is important that we critically engage in global initiatives and local contexts. Our actions have consequences for the world. Little Sun is a wedge that opens up the urgent discussion about bringing sustainable energy to all from the perspective of art.’
– Olafur Eliasson
Little Sun is a work of art that works in life. It transforms the light that is for all of us into light that is for each of us.
The work of Olafur Eliasson has always stood out to me since visiting the Tate gallery in 2003 to see the weather project. It was an amazing experience to be in the same room as the ‘big sun’.