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.