Installation Interactive LED


Daan Roosegaarde (The Netherlands)


A group of giant marbles responding to touch using sound, colour and light. 

Daan Roosegaarde is well known for his playful, interactive installations. Each ‘marble’ shape contained LEDs and smart sensors that instinctively responded to human touch, changing their mood from ‘bored’ to ‘excited’ and becoming more animated as the audience interacted with them. They also multiplied these interactions between themselves, communicating with each other. The piece has previously appeared at locations throughout the Netherlands and also at Canary Wharf in London.

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.

Studio Roosegaarde have also created other installations for Lumiere, Dune (Lumiere Durham 2009), Liquid Space (Lumiere Durham 2011) and Waterlicht (Lumiere London 2018).


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