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source: dezeen

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a lighting installation that resembles the aurora borealis above a flood channel of the Netherlands’ River IJssel (+ slideshow).

Dubbed “the northern light of the Netherlands” by Studio Roosegaarde, the Waterlicht installation is designed to create the impression of a “virtual flood” and will debut this evening at the location near Westervoort.

The waving lines of light spread across 1.6 hectares bear a resemblance to the northern lights – the natural phenomenon created when charged particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere – when viewed from underneath.

Related story: Daan Roosegaarde’s glowing Van Gogh cycle path to open in the Netherlands

From the surrounding dykes, the blue LEDs create the impression of water where it would be if the defences weren’t in place.

“Walking on the dyke the light lines are perceived as high water, once in the flood channel you find yourself in an underwater world,” said Roosegaarde.

“By adding – aside from the latest LED-technology – experience and perception, we create a virtual flood,” he added.

The LEDs are projected through lenses to focus the light. The sources are installed around the periphery of the area, positioned so the beams criss cross in midair as they slowly move up and down – powered by motors.

Waterlicht was created in partnership with Dutch water board Rhine and IJssel to raise awareness that large areas of the Netherlands lie below sea level.

“In Waterlicht people experience what the Netherlands would look like without its dykes,” said water board chairman Hein Pieper. “Awareness is crucial, because the Dutch (water)artworks need every day maintenance and our national water awareness is the foundation of that maintenance.”

Staff from the water board will be on site during these times to explain about the protective earthworks.

Roosegaarde has completed a variety of light-based installations in his home country. Last year, he illuminated a bike path with patterns based on Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night and turned an arc-shaped section of Amsterdam’s Centraal Station into a rainbow.
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source: gristorg
Oh, look: The Netherlands made another amazing contribution to the enviro-art world! After the debut of the “Starry Night” glow-in-the-dark bike lane and the in-the-works plans for the Wind Wheel, who here is actually surprised?

Daan Roosegaarde, the same artist who designed the gorgeous, Vincent van Gogh-inspired bike lane, pays homage to water infrastructure in his latest work, entitled “Waterlicht” (or “Waterlight”).

The art installment, which Roosegaarde calls a “virtual flood,” projects blue LED lights into the foggy skies to form a human-made aurora borealis over an acre of land along the IJssel river in Westervoort. The glowing fog is supposed to be representative of the land that would be drowned if the river’s levies collapsed. Designboom explains further:

when walking along the river’s dike (walls used to regulate water levels), luminous lines are perceived as high water. once in the flood channel, visitors become immersed in an underwater expanse. “in ‘waterlight’ people experience what the netherlands would look like without their dykes” says hein pieper, chairman of water board rhine and ijssel. “awareness is crucial, because the dutch (water) artworks need every day maintenance and our national water awareness is the foundation of that maintenance” pieper adds, referring to the OECD report published last year that concludes that dutch water works are unparalleled by any other country, but that awareness remains at low levels.

So basically, Roosegaarde’s latest work is an acre-wide thank-you to the country’s dedicated engineers. It’s as stunning as it is eerie. It might be a darker concept (figuratively, not literally) than the glow-in-the-dark bike lane, but damn are the Dutch full of bright ideas.
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source: brandnewdayru

Чтобы увидеть северное сияние, не обязательно лететь за полярный круг, достаточно добраться до голландского городка Верстервоот. Там художник Дан Роозегорд устроил впечатляющую световую инсталляцию Waterlicht — искусственное северное сияние. Струи света переливаются над головой зрителей, как ручьи и реки.

Над каналом для сбора паводковых вод нидерландский художник натянул светодиодные ленты, освещающие ночное небо, словно северное сияние.
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source: studioroosegaardenet

Artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) explores the dawn of a new nature that is evolving from technological innovations. With projects ranging from fashion to architecture, he creates smart and social designs that instinctively interact with sound and movement. Roosegaarde’s remarkable works function as exploration of the dynamic relation between architecture, people, and technology.

His designs, such as Dune, Intimacy and Smart Highway, are tactile high-tech environments in which viewer and space become one. This connection, established between ideology and technology, results in what Roosegaarde calls ‘techno-poetry’.

Roosegaarde has won the INDEX: Award, Charlotte Köhler Award, TIM Award for Most Innovative Leader, two Dutch Design Awards, the Media Architecture Award, Design for Asia Award, Architizer A+ Special Mention, and China’s Most Successful Design Award. He has been the focus of exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the National Museum in Tokyo, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and various public spaces in Rotterdam and Hong Kong.

Daan Roosegaarde is also a frequent invited lecturer at international design conferences such as TED and Design Indaba, and TV guest at De Wereld Draait Door and Zomergasten.
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source: ecoera
O designer holandês Daan Roosegaarde criou uma instalação que recria as luzes da aurora boreal em Westervoort, no leste da Holanda.

Apelidada de “a luz do norte dos Países Baixos” , a obra foi projetada para criar a impressão de uma inundação virtual e visa aumentar a conscientização sobre a conservação da área em torno dos rios Reno e Issel.

Como o território holandês é predomidantemente plano e cerca de 25% está abaixo do nível do mar, o país é protegido contra as inundações por diques. É a partir desses diques que os LEDs azuis projetam a luz e criam a impressão de haver água por toda a parte, como se não houvessem barreiras, criando um universo subaquático em cerca de 1,6 hectares.
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source: digitalarti

Artiste et innovateur Daan Roosegaarde (1979) explore l’aube d’une nouvelle nature qui est en train de passer des innovations technologiques par la création de modèles sociaux qui répondent instinctivement au son et le mouvement. Œuvres remarquables de Roosegaarde de la fonction de l’art comme une exploration de la relation dynamique entre l’architecture, les gens, et sculptures technology.His, comme Dune et d’intimité, sont des environnements tactiles high-tech dans lequel le spectateur et l’espace ne font qu’un. Ce lien, établi entre l’idéologie et de la technologie, les résultats dans ce Roosegaarde appelle «techno-poésie”. Roosegaarde a remporté le prix du design néerlandais, Design for Asia Award et le plus réussi Design Award de la Chine. Il a fait l’objet d’expositions à la Tate Modern, le musée national de Tokyo, le Victoria and Albert Museum à Londres, et de divers espaces publics de Rotterdam et Hong Kong.
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source: ingnl

aanstaande kan iedereen gedurende drie avonden het kunstwerk ‘Waterlicht’ van kunstenaar en innovator Daan Roosegaarde ervaren op het Museumplein in Amsterdam. Bijna 8 hectare binnenstad komt hiermee virtueel onder water te staan. Lopend onder Waterlicht ervaart de bezoeker de bijna vergeten kracht en kwetsbaarheid van water.

Dit inspireerde Daan Roosegaarde: “Waterlicht laat je ervaren hoe Nederland eruit zou zien zonder waterwerken, een virtuele overstroming. Innovatie zit in ons landschap, we zijn het alleen een beetje vergeten.” Het kunstwerk bestaat uit golvende lijnen van licht op het Museumplein, gemaakt met de nieuwste LED-technologie, software en lenzen. Waterlicht is te zien op een hoogte van hoogte van ruim 2 meter, een waterniveau dat heel Amsterdam zou bereiken zonder menselijk ingrijpen. “Waterbewustzijn is cruciaal, zonder de dijken zou ook het Rijksmuseum onder water staan. Daarom ondersteunen wij dit initiatief” aldus Gerhard van den Top van Waterschap Amstel, Gooi en Vecht.

Aanleiding voor de tijdelijke expositie op het plein is de recente aankoop door het Rijksmuseum van het schilderij ‘De doorbraak van de Sint-Anthonisdijk bij Amsterdam’ van de 17de eeuwse schilder Jan Asselijn. Beide kunstwerken staan stil bij de waterhistorie van Nederland en de interactie tussen mens, natuur en techniek. Een mooie verbinding is hiermee ontstaan.

Wim Pijbes, General Director van het Rijksmuseum licht toe: “Het schilderij uit 1651 maakt in één klap de situatie duidelijk waarin wij Hollanders altijd hebben geleefd en nog steeds leven: onder de zeespiegel”. Nick Jue, CEO ING Nederland: “Met dit bijzondere project koppelen wij het schilderij van Asselijn aan het moderne Waterlicht en brengen wij dit belangrijke thema onder de aandacht van een breed publiek.” Waterlicht is mede mogelijk gemaakt door ING, waarmee zij haar 10 jarig hoofdsponsorschap van het Rijksmuseum markeert.