Waterlicht

Waterlicht

Waterlicht

WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood WATERLICHT shows how high the water could reach and raises awareness about rising water levels. WATERLICHT creates a collective experience to share the importance of water innovation.

Winner of LIT 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year USA and The Best Lighting Environment Design China.

Innovation is engraved in the DNA of the Dutch and its landscape as seen by its innovative water program and creation of dikes. However, it sometimes seems to be forgotten. WATERLICHT is a powerful and poetic experience to remind us of the role and importance of innovation.

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

Daan Roosegaarde: “WATERLICHT is an inspiration for the future: can 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, 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, and Jameel Arts Centre Dubai.

 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:

2016-2018. LEDs, software, lenses, humidity and site specific location design.

Clients:

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 and others.

Awards:

LIT 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year, USA. 2017 The Best Lighting Environment Design, CN.

Waterlicht at Colombia University New York
Waterlicht at Colombia University New York
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Columbia University New York will launch our new WATERLICHT, including lectures by Olafur Eliasson and Daan Roosegaarde. 22-24 October, Lenfest Center for the Arts in New York.
Waterlicht at Fremantle Biennale 2019 Australia
Waterlicht at Fremantle Biennale 2019 Australia
Officially announced today: Waterlicht at Fremantle Biennale 2019, Australia. Fremantle Biennale announced ‘Undercurrent 19’, the second edition of the city-wide contemporary art program showcasing experimental site responsive work from established and emerging artists from across the world. Open from November 1st. This will be the first time Waterlicht will be shown in the Southern Hemisphere, raising awareness for rising water levels and the climate change crisis.
Now at Art & Object: Daan Roosegaarde's Art is Helping to Keep the Earth Beautiful and Clean
Now at Art & Object: Daan Roosegaarde's Art is Helping to Keep the Earth Beautiful and Clean