22. Liquid Space
Daan Roosegaarde (The Netherlands)
'I wonder who it likes better- boys or girls?'
Daan Roosegaarde created the popular Dune situated in the Cathedral cloisters in 2009. Now he returns to Lumiere with another interactive artwork.
LIQUID SPACE is alive. It detects approaching viewers and rotates in their direction. When they stand under its bubble or 'head', its parts shift in shape and size and coloured light and sounds reward their bravery.
Inspired by the elegant, pliable form of the jellyfish, the three-legged structure is made up of a careful balance of springs, plastic tubes interwoven with LEDs, spotlights, speakers and sensors.
In a world shifting between the analogue and the digital, Roosegaarde creates interactive artworks that explore the dynamic relation between space, people, and technology. As a laboratory for interactive projects, the studio develops its own technology and design and is internationally known for interactive artworks such as Dune and the Sustainable Dance Floor.
About the artist
Studio Roosegaarde is the home of artist and architect Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and engineers. By creating interactive artworks that instinctively respond to sound and movement, Studio Roosegaarde's work explores the dawn of a new nature that is evolving from technological innovations. Recent artworks have been exhibited at the Tate Modern, the National Museum in Tokyo, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Public artworks include special commissions for the City of Rotterdam and the Youth Therapy Center GGz in Breda, Netherlands. Studio Roosegaarde launched its second studio in Shanghai, China.
To find out more, visit www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/liquid-space