Last month of exhibition TOUCH
Last month of exhibition TOUCH
A single touch can change everything. TOUCH celebrates the power of human connection at museum Draiflessen Collection. The artwork’s electronic sensor field senses when two visitors join hands and transforms into a 4,300 m3 galaxy of stars. Visit it now till February 27.
Upcoming: organic fireworks
Upcoming: organic fireworks
Organic fireworks of light sparks illuminates the city of Bilbao as a new sustainable celebration. Launch January 25.
Waterlicht Loevestein 2022
Waterlicht Loevestein 2022
WATERLICHT returns to the Netherlands at the special location of Castle Loevestein. Welcome on March 25 and 26 where our virtual flood draws attention to the rising water level as a result of global warming, and portrays the vulnerability of this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage. Reserve your free ticket here in February.
Seeing Stars
Seeing Stars
Everybody should have the right to see the stars
Everybody should have the right to see the stars
SEEING STARS is our new collaboration with UNESCO and the city of Franeker to bring back the stars in your own street.
SEEING STARS enables everyone to experience the magic of starlight again
SEEING STARS enables everyone to experience the magic of starlight again
“I am so proud to switch off all the lights in our city, to see the stars and feel connected with each other.” - Marga Waanders, mayor of Franeker in SEEING STARS.
Urban Sun at Cooper Hewitt New York
Urban Sun at Cooper Hewitt New York
The exhibition "Design and Healing" at Cooper Hewitt in New York presents creative design responses to COVID-19, including our URBAN SUN. Open for public till 20 February, 2023.
TOUCH opens
TOUCH opens
TOUCH
TOUCH
TOUCH 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.
Waterlicht
Waterlicht
WATERLICHT Germany opens
WATERLICHT Germany opens
WATERLICHT is a collective experience to raise awareness of climate change worldwide.
Get inspired, take action
Get inspired, take action
Upcoming: Waterlicht Germany premiere
Upcoming: Waterlicht Germany premiere
Our monumental light installation WATERLICHT is back and celebrates its German premiere in Oberhausen. As a virtual flood of light WATERLICHT will immerse the Peter Behrens Building in blue light and raise awareness of rising water levels worldwide. In doing so, WATERLICHT questions how we as societies can deal with rising water levels of different origins in a local and global context.

In Oberhausen, the artwork 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 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.

Welcome at Future 21 WATERLICHT 5 and 6 November 19:30 till 00:00 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Techno poetry opens in Italy
Techno poetry opens in Italy
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei blooms in response to light and is now part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei in Verona, Italy amongst artworks by Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso and Gerrit Rietveld.

Curated by Gabriella Belli, LOTUS Maffei creates a dynamic dialogue in search of a new harmony between people and the environment.
Lotus Oculus
Lotus Oculus
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
LOTUS OCULUS at the Modern Art Gallery Milan is designed by Studio Roosegaarde and commissioned by Bulgari for the exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’.
Lotus premiere at Milan Design Week
Lotus premiere at Milan Design Week
LOTUS OCULUS premieres at Milan Design Week 2021, commissioned by Bulgari. Hundreds of light-sensitive flowers create a play of movement. Modern Art Gallery Milan, 5-10 September 2021.
Urban Sun in Denmark
Urban Sun in Denmark
Welcome to URBAN SUN Aarhus Festival, Northern Europe’s largest cultural event and opened by HRH The Queen of Denmark. URBAN SUN sanitizes this public space in Denmark of the coronavirus using a safe far-UVC 222 nanometers light.
Urban Sun goes on a world tour
Urban Sun goes on a world tour
After the successful launch in Rotterdam, URBAN SUN which sanitizes public spaces of the coronavirus will go on a world tour to Aarhus Festival in Denmark, Museum of Design Atlanta in the USA, and the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai. Press Release
Premiere of Liquid Landscape
Premiere of Liquid Landscape
LIQUID LANDSCAPE premieres at Arte Sella in Italy to create a playful dialogue between people and nature when stepping on this surreal landscape of grass.
Movie of Liquid Landscape
Movie of Liquid Landscape
Watch our modern fairytale movie now of LIQUID LANDSCAPE with dancers Ilaria Marcolin and Giacomo Citton of Dancing Museums, directed by Daan Roosegaarde.
Surreal landscape of grass creates a playful dialogue
Surreal landscape of grass creates a playful dialogue
The contemporary open air museum Arte Sella in Italy premieres LIQUID LANDSCAPE. Visitors experience an unexpected fluid movement when stepping on the artwork, revealing our symbiotic relationship with the environment.
Alpine mountain as inspiration
Alpine mountain as inspiration
The Alpine mountain at Arte Sella is an inspiration for LIQUID LANDSCAPE, always changing in color and shape.
"LIQUID LANDSCAPE is radical new sculpture thinking; as an anti-sculpture it is almost invisible in which the visitor is invited to become the artwork." Emanuele Montibeller, art curator Arte Sella, in conversation with Daan Roosegaarde.
Liquid Landscape ripples
Liquid Landscape ripples
Winner Media Architecture Biennale Award
Winner Media Architecture Biennale Award
LEVENSLICHT wins the Media Architecture Award at the Media Architecture Biennale. The design honours the Dutch Holocaust victims with this humbling artwork of 104,000 luminescent memorial stones in 170 municipalities.
Urban Sun will shine at Lowlands
Urban Sun will shine at Lowlands
Breathe freer under our URBAN SUN, the unique light innovation which cleans public spaces of the coronavirus. Experience it yourself at the one and only Lowlands Festival, the Netherlands.
World Expo Dubai
World Expo Dubai
Proud to be a part of the World Expo Dubai exhibition. Art boosts innovation: our GROW will highlight the future of agriculture.
World's first Urban Sun cleans public space of coronavirus
World's first Urban Sun cleans public space of coronavirus
Using the power of light to sanitise public space for better human gatherings.
Art meets Science
Art meets Science
GROW shines a new light on the beauty of agriculture. The 20,000m2 luminous dreamscape is inspired by scientific light recipes which improve plants’ growth and resilience.
GROW light recipes
GROW light recipes
GROW highlights the beauty of agriculture
GROW highlights the beauty of agriculture
GROW is the 20,000m2 luminous dreamscape inspired by scientific light recipes which improve plants’ growth and resilience.
20,000m2 GROW is our homage to the farmer.
20,000m2 GROW is our homage to the farmer.
upcoming: GROW
upcoming: GROW
Reflect and wonder
Reflect and wonder
Inspired by fireflies
Inspired by fireflies
Sustainable celebration
Sustainable celebration
SPARK transforms traditional and polluting methods of celebrations such as balloons, confetti and drones into a new sustainable, community celebration.
Naturalis exhibition
Naturalis exhibition
Honoured to be part of the 200 year Naturalis exhibition, opened by our King. The wing of the morpho butterfly always remains vibrant reflective and is our inspiration for GATES OF LIGHT.
Glowing Nature
Glowing Nature
Can GLOWING NATURE replace streetlights? See our mysterious exhibition of 700 million year old microorganisms which glow upon your touch.
Smog Free Ring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Smog Free Ring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
The new exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art shows designs that make use of waste products, including our SMOG FREE RING of 1000 m3 clean air. Welcome at Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined till September 6 in Scottsdale Arizona, USA.
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT
Monument LEVENSLICHT remembers the 104,000 Holocaust victims with 104,000 luminescent stones. LEVENSLICHT started in Rotterdam NL and was shared to 170 Dutch municipalities in collaboration with the National Committee.
170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT
170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT
Today 170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT open in 170 municipalities of the Netherlands filled with local activities of memory and freedom.
LEVENSLICHT
LEVENSLICHT