Welcome to our new podcast series, Inside the Creative Mind, featuring in-depth interviews with leading cultural figures, recorded at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos 2014.

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In the third of four episodes, Yana Peel of Intelligence Squared speaks with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, best known for monumental installations such as The Weather Project at London’s Tate Modern and New York City Waterfalls.

In this podcast, Eliasson talks about his work in Africa, what it’s like to create a project on the moon, and the importance of making art that connects us to one another.

To be moved is to feel interdependent with the world.

“You are not stepping over the threshold of the museum to get away from your life or society, you are getting closer to your own life, to society.

“There is a link between the power we draw from the sun and the power we feel as people.”

Other podcasts in the series

Click here to learn about Eliasson’s Little Sun project
Find out more about the Forum’s Arts & Culture activities

Image: Artist Olafur Eliasson’s giant representation of the sun, part of his Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern, October 15, 2003. REUTERS/Peter MacDiarmid