Liquid Space, Daan Roosegaarde, Lumiere Durham 2011. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
Interactive, LED

Liquid SpaceDaan Roosegaarde (Netherlands)

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Inspired by the shape of a jellyfish, this three-legged structure responded to the movement of the audience.

Made up of a careful balance of springs, plastic tubes interwoven with LEDs, spotlights, speakers and sensors, Liquid Space moved in the direction of approaching visitors. When they stood under its bubble or ‘head’, it would respond, changing in shape, size and colour, emitting different sounds.

Engaging in a world shifting from analogue to digital, Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of the Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and engineers. The studio creates interactive designs exploring the dynamic relation between people, technology and space. It develops its own innovations and is internationally known for interactive projects such as Dune, Smart Highway and Waterlicht. Roosegaarde has been the focus of exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, the Tokyo National Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and won numerous international innovation awards. Studio Roosegaarde also has a vast experience in public space commissions for the cities of Rotterdam, Singapore, Eindhoven and Stockholm. Studio Roosegaarde has studios in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Shanghai, China.  

Daan’s installation Dune was also part of Lumiere Durham 2009.

Daan Roosegaarde also created other installations for LumiereDune (Lumiere Durham 2009) and Marbles (Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013).

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