OLAFUR ELIASSON, Little Sun, 2012
ca 8 x 8 x 2 cm
torch with verso 6 x 6 cm mono-crystalline solar module
published by Tate Modern, London, England € 21,- / GBP 17.- December 2012
On 31st of December 2018 more than 838.000 solar torches had been distributed worldwide.
Olafur Eliasson: ‘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. Little Sun is a small work of art with a large reach. 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.’
According to Tate Modern (2012): ‘By purchasing a Little Sun solar-powered lamp here, you help make it available for a lower price to people who do not have consistent access to electricity’.