After Christmas, I always feel a sense of relief. I love starting off a new year, which also means finishing off a semester at university. Somehow I think the staff likes to torture us a little by setting up exam deadlines on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th of January, knowing that we won’t really be enjoying Christmas or celebrating on New Years eve because we have to do the finishing touches on our papers the day after. I haven’t posted in almost two weeks, which is the longest silence we’ve had since I started Morning Projects, because I’ve been exhausted. Working on my exams, without having a single day off before work began again last Monday. This weekend I needed a little break and Ditte (the gorgeous girl in the picture above) asked me if I would like to go to Louisiana for a little wander around Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed.
Louisiana is a museum of modern art in the most spectacular location. It’s located just outside of Copenhagen right next to the ocean with views you will crave after having seen it for the first time. We started off our adventure like every Saturday should: with brunch.
Fried potatoes, coleslaw, beef, scallops, gorgeous salty bread and potato soup, kinda on the fancy side. All of this with the view of the ocean. Saturday. Bliss. On our way to the restaurant we had to go through the model room, and tried our best not to have a sneaky little preview of the exhibition. Once we were done eating we headed straight back there, and it was well worth the wait.
The model room was set up to show us a part of the creative work and process in the artists mind, and it just might be my favourite part of the whole exhibition.
I would have liked to take these two with me home. So hard to keeps my paws off them, damn those ‘no touching the art’ signs.
The models were one thing, but the actual riverbed blew my mind a little.
These rooms have incredibly high ceilings, with huge, super tall doorways, so seeing them filled up with sand, dirt and rocks with a flowing river in the middle of it was really weird. You can almost not get through the doorways and it actually looks like you are in nature. The dark grey tones are bordering blue, and the light in these rooms is spectacular. The ceiling is all windows, covered by a thin white filter that makes everything perfectly lit, just like when you are outside on a rainy day like this was.
Not so easy to get through the exhibition while still maintain your elegance though.
We were laughing our way through the exhibition, enjoying how this wonderful space has been completely transformed and wondering how on earth they are going to get all of this cleared out.
Brunch, art, ocean view and a train ride in the rain, all with a very good friend is quite a perfect cure for a sad and tired mind if you ask me. Let's hope for a good week!