Glowing Nature

Glowing Nature

Glowing Nature

GLOWING NATURE is the interactive and mysterious experience with 700,000 million year old microorganisms which glow upon your touch. The art installation enables visitors to magically interact with the algae. GLOWING NATURE combines nature and technology to experience the future of light and energy.

GLOWING NATURE shows the beauty of nature through a unique encounter between biology and technology. Following an intensive period of research and design Studio Roosegaarde has created the perfect conditions for visitors to experience the most light emitting algae in the world which live for a long period. As you walk the algae wake up and give light, interacting with your movement. Experience the magic of nature and its potential for a better future of living light.

GLOWING NATURE was first exhibited as part of ICOON AFSLUITDIJK at the Friesland bunker on the Afsluitdijk and attracted thousands of visitors. The art installation is now travelling to exhibitions around the world. The documentary 32KM follows Daan Roosegaarde and his team in the making of this project. Studio Roosegaarde is continuing its research programme and is developing designs for GLOWING NATURE as street lamps.

Specifications:

2017-2018. Interactive art installation of 20 to 50 m2 of light emitting algae in custom polymer shell.

Made in collaboration with Daan Roosegaarde and his Studio Roosegaarde, The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk, Province of Friesland, Province of North Holland. Development Partners: KitePower, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), TTB, Biopop, Eurocarbon, Versalume.

Clients:

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk.

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Glowing Nature at Centre Pompidou
Glowing Nature at Centre Pompidou
Our Glowing Nature movie is exhibited at Centre Pompidou till 15 April 2019. The exhibition "La Fabrique du Vivant" presents the most significant innovations in the fields of design, including Studio Roosegaarde.
How To Change The World lecture with The New York Times
How To Change The World lecture with The New York Times
The How To Change The World conference in collaboration with The New York Times will give a panoramic view of the future, including a lecture by Daan Roosegaarde on December 6 in London.
Glowing Nature great success
Icoon Afsluitdijk has attracted thousands of visitors including Glowing Nature which is fully booked the coming days. Visit us next week or reserve your free ticket via 0620571124 between 19.00-22.00. Due to the many requests a delay in response can be possible. More information: postbus.icoon.afsluitdijk@rws.nl.