Olafur Arnalds - This Place Was A Shelter
Submitted 16 April, 2013. View all videos.


Inspired by the four elements (fire, water, earth and wind), a man isolated himself in a wooden cabin, as he's looking for something unknown.

During this process, he creates a formula and illustrates an unrecognizable blueprint consisting of his research, which later becomes his obsessions, thus providing him a means to stay alive. But we all know how this dangerous idea can result in the inevitable destruction of our personal shelters as we know it.

The four elements also relate to the four seasons of life. In the end, it is up to the viewer to decide if the character was creating a blueprint for a shelter, a time machine or a vessel for the after life.

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