March 12, 2015

Public Art: “Waterlight”

Ian Robertson (“good idea for Richmond?“) passes this along from Grist:

Dutch virtual sky flood is as terrifying as it is beautiful

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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.

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