Waterlicht

The dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.

Waterlicht

Waterlicht

WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood, WATERLICHT shows how high the water level could reach. WATERLICHT is a collective experience to remind us of the importance of water innovation and the impact of climate change.

Winner of IESNYC Lumen Award New York 2020, Global Future Design Award 2019, LIT 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year USA and The Best Lighting Environment Design China.

WATERLICHT is a combination of LEDs and lenses which create an ever changing virtual flood, influenced by wind and rain. The WATERLICHT podcast shares stories about the impact and potential of water.

The most recent WATERLICHT Germany at Future 21 is set in relation to the challenges of eternity. As a result of coal mining, the Ruhr region has sunk by up to 25 meters. Without the constant pumping of groundwater, large parts of the region would be flooded and a lake a landscape of up to 90km in length would be created. Intensive research is being conducted not only into how the water can be extracted but how the heat of the water from underground can be used to generate energy. Visitors can listen to the podcast at www.waterlichtradio.com about new dreams and solutions.

Daan Roosegaarde: “WATERLICHT is an inspiration for the future: should we build floating cities, how much power can we generate from the movement of water? Experience the vulnerability and the power of living with water.”

WATERLICHT is created as site-specific artwork for Dutch District Water Board Rijn & IJssel, Future 21 Oberhausen, Museumplein in Amsterdam with more than 60.000 visitors in 1 night, Lumiere London, United Nations in New York, Nuit Blanche Paris, UNESCO Schokland, the Afsluitdijk, Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Bentway Toronto, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, Columbia University New York, and Fremantle Biennale Australia.

 WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.

Specifications:

2016-2021. LEDs, software, lenses, humidity and site specific location design. Photography by Pim Hendriksen, Roberto Conte, Daan Roosegaarde, and Mareen Meyer.

Clients:

Future 21, City of Oberhausen Germany, Dutch District Water Board Rijn & IJssel, ING, Artichoke UK, Dutch District Water Board Flevoland, Nuit Blanche Paris, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, United Nations, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, Columbia University, Fremantle Biennale.

Awards:

Winner of IESNYC Lumen Award New York 2020, Global Future Design Award 2019, LIT 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year USA and The Best Lighting Environment Design China.

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WATERLICHT Germany opens
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WATERLICHT is a collective experience to raise awareness of climate change worldwide.