Πέμπτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2015
Η ΔΥΝΑΜΗ & Η ΠΟΙΗΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΝΕΡΟΥ
Waterlight Studio Roosegaarde
Public project for the Dutch Water Board. Using the latest LED technology the dream landscape raises awareness about the power and poetry of water.
Waterlight is the result of a collaboration between Studio Roosegaarde and the Dutch water board Rhine and IJssel. “A combination of awareness and a dreamscape. By adding - aside from the latest LED-technology - experience and perception, we create a virtual flood.” says Daan Roosegaarde. The artwork Waterlight consists of wavy lines of light across an area of over 4 acres. Walking on the dike the light lines are perceived as high water, once in the flood channel you find yourself in an underwater world. The water boards are pleased with Waterlight. “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 refers to the OECD report published last year that concludes that Dutch water works are unparalleled by any other country, but that the water awareness leaves a great deal to be desired. “Not our dykes, but our water consciousness is the weak spot in our flood protection,” says Pieper.