Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun at Coachella

The acclaimed artist delivers eco-awareness with Absolut at this year's art and music festival

Only an artist who works with materials as ambitious and untamable as light, water and air temperature could embark upon a project to bring affordable light to those without it. In 2012, critically acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson developed “Little Sun,” and launched a campaign (developed with engineer Frederik Ottesen) to hopefully make solar-powered LED lamps available to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to …

Charged: Leo Villareal Interview

The light sculptor on his Burning Man origins and how "The Bay Lights" has changed everything

by Michael Slenske Two decades ago, New York-based light sculptor Leo Villareal attended Burning Man (the annual week-long art event in Black Rock City, Nevada, which culminates around a wooden sculpture of a man set on fire) and the experience changed his life. A few years later Villareal returned to the Nevada desert with a 16-strobe light beacon of his own design, which he fixed …