Olafur Eliasson und Frederik Ottesen – Little Sun, 2012
Little Sun makes light for living – for cooking, eating, for reading, writing, for looking, for looking at. It sets the frame for studying, for social encounters, aesthetic experiences, work, and commerce.
Four hours of natural light is converted into five hours of Little Sun light.
One part of the artwork is the Little Sun light itself and the activities it enables; the other is its successful integration into off-grid communities – its journey from production to use. The distribution of Little Sun relies on local entrepreneurs, which helps create sustainable trade routes and a robust local microeconomic infrastructure.