Daan Roosegaarde

Search
Results



Art Design

An Innovative Installation Embeds Lights into a Five-Acre Field to Spur Crop Growth

January 22, 2021

Grace Ebert

…blueprint for similar works. The Netherlands is the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world—the U.S. is first—and is known for innovating more sustainable technologies. With some shifts in the combination of lights and placement, this singular project could have wide-reaching implications for crop production around the world. “Grow” took Roosegaarde’s studio about two years to complete and is part of Rabobank’s artist-in-residence program. It’s slated to tour 40 countries in the coming months. For more of Roosegaarde’s work that falls at the intersection of art, design, and science, head to Instagram.   All images © Daan Roosegaarde, shared with permission…

 

 



Art

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…

 

 



Art

WATERLICHT: An Immersive Light Installation Conveys the Power and Poetry of Water

March 7, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde created WATERLICHT to raise awareness about rising water levels and the need to continue to innovate and adapt to our changing environment. The ethereal projection uses a combination of LED and lenses, which forms a constantly shifting layer of billowing blue light above the heads of viewers. Since its inception in 2016 as a site-specific artwork for Amsterdam’s Dutch District Water Board, the immersive installation has been shown across the world in London, Toronto, Paris, Rotterdam, Dubai, and at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. In a statement on the artist’s website,…