Installation Interactive


Daan Roosegaarde (The Netherlands)


A dream landscape highlighting the power and poetry of water, while raising awareness about rising water levels. 

Inspired by our changing relationship to water, the risk we all face if immediate action is not taken to tackle global warming and rising sea levels, Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde transformed Granary Square into an ethereal dream-like landscape.

Waterlicht underlines the power of water, enveloping visitors in a virtual flood, whilst contemplating the future. Can we build floating cities? How much power can we generate from the movement of water? There was also an accompanying soundtrack explaining the work and its meaning.

Studio Roosegaarde (The Netherlands) is a social design lab founded by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde in 2007. The studio designs and engineers’ creations which connect people, technology and space to improve daily life in urban environments and spark imagination. Other notable Studio Roosegaarde works include Smog Free Project and Smart Highway. Roosegaarde has been selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative change maker and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Daan Roosegaarde also created other artworks for Lumiere, Dune (Lumiere Durham 2009), Liquid Space (Lumiere Durham 2011) and Marbles (Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013).


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