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Media Thule -  in Tjeldsund

In Tjeldsund, the artist has built a house on a place where visitors can stay for a while to meditate over the fantastic view of the fjords and mountain, that opens up through the windows. In this scene, the artist has isolated the viewer's experience of the artwork.

Artist: Olafur Gislason born in 1962 on Iceland

Title: "Media Thule""

The artwork is a house built of wood.

Hight: 330 cm
Width: 380 cm
Length: 530 cm

Location: On Myklebostad in the municipality of Tjeldsund.

Artscape in Nordland county

The idea behind the project is that the artworks are not just placed randomly somewhere, but they are the place itself. The art in the collection represents the full width in sculpture art, from the early 60's up until now.

The artwork representing Kulturlandskap i Nordland (Artscape in Nordland county) is created based upon the idea of the American sculptor Robert Smithson.  

His vision - "site-specific sculpture" - with focus on the physical significance of the place, led to a new understanding of sculpture art, as he meant that you cannot fully understant the work of art without being in its context.