transforms museum Draiflessen Collection into an ephemeral dream world of light through the joining of hands.
What was until recently a completely everyday, self-evident act of human encounter is suddenly no longer so: the mutual touch, the embrace or the handshake. Roosegaarde addresses this moment and the significance of this human connection in his expansive installation developed especially for the Draiflessen Collection.
In the museum's 4,300 m3 exhibition space, Roosegaarde has created TOUCH, an interactive work of art that captivates visitors as they enter, creates a sense of wonder, and invites and inspires them to act without words. The fact that our perception and action are specifically directed towards this special act of connection unravels at the very moment of touch: this is the key to an imposing visual explosion that transports us and our counterpart into a new universe when the artwork’s electronic field senses when two visitors join hands and through this interaction, light is then coded into thousands of star lights.
28.11.2021 until 27.02.2022 in Mettingen, Germany.