Glow-in-the-Dark Installation Invites Guests to Make Momentary Impressions on a Vast Color-Changing Landscape

July 25, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde (previously) has created an interactive phosphorescent landscape that highlights the mark of each visitor’s touch. The installation, titled PRESENCE, is the artist’s first solo exhibition at a museum and fills several rooms with interactive glow-in-the-dark concepts. Guests can capture their shadows as they are bathed in green and red light, dig their hands into thousands of glowing orbs, or trace neon light patterns across the museum floor. The installation was created as a metaphor for the impact of humans’ presence on Earth, which displays the multitude of ways we leave our impression behind.

“I wanted to create a place where you feel connected,” Roosegaarde explained in a statement about the exhibition. “You make the artwork and the artwork makes you. PRESENCE shows your relationship with the environment and how we can influence it.”

PRESENCE runs through January 12, 2020 at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. You can view more pieces of the installation in action in the video below, and more experiential projects from Studio Roosegaarde on their website and Instagram. (via Colossal Submissions)


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