Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:56
Amsterdam Museumplein virtually flooded in light exhibition
Tonight is the last night to experience the artwork "Waterlight" by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This digital art work floods nearly 8 hectare of the city center with virtual water. "Waterlight is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood, it shows how high the water could reach without human intervention." Roosegaarde said about the project. Innovation is within the DNA of the Dutch landscape via its waterworks and creative thinking, yet we've almost seem to forgotten this." The artwork consists of wavy lines of light made with LED technology, software and lenses. It can be seen on the Museumplein between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday, free of charge. Waterlight was brought to Amsterdam with the help of the Rijksmuseum and ING bank. Daan Roosegaard is seen as a rising star in the design world. Over the past two years he has been involved in multiple projects, including the Van Gogh Starry Night bike path in Eindhoven, developing luminescent "smart highways" with glow in the dark paint and coming up with an innovative way to help China with its smog problem.