Work in progress
– november 2023 –
There is news on the progress of the construction of the bicycle parking in Bedburg, Germany: due to new developments, completion will take place before the end of 2024; by December next year at the latest.
We are working hard to design the facades and are already looking forward to the production of the building. Exact dates will be posted on the website later.
LIGHT GRAFFITI COMPLETED
History of Scheulder relocated
– march 2023 –
The new above-ground version of the Light Graffiti artwork has finally been completed and delivered! The piece of art has been redesigned and can now be admired in daylight in steel frames and glass tiles. The work is included in the cycling and walking routes of the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten. Standing in Scheulderdorpsstraat in front of the church, walk up the small path on the left. Arriving at the lawn in front of the churchyard, you can watch the artwork in peace. Light Graffiti can be viewed day and night.
UPDATE HORIZON in MERCELO LOOBEEK
New perspective for the landscape
– 2023 –
The fourth artwork already in the series for the Tourist Transfer Points (TOP) in the municipality of Venray is ready for viewing. On the ‘Boerenschans’ in Merselo-Loobeek, you can admire the landscape through ‘Horizon’. This piece of art is accessible day and night. See also in ‘Projects’.
INTERNATIONAL LAIPS CONFERENCE
– november 2023 –
On 2 and 3 November 2023, the international conference ‘Bringing Life to Public Spaces with Light Art’ will take place in Turin. Organizer is the Luci Association.
In a series of short and inspiring talks, prominent figures from the field will address light art through interdisciplinary perspectives.
ON AIR IN SAARBRÜCKEN
A series on light art
– july 2022 –
In the summer of 2022, the art school in Saarbrücken – HBK Saar – organized a series of online symposia on light art. Artists from the Netherlands, Austria, Germany and Switzerland presented their work and vision about light art online through the host HBK Saar.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, I showed an overview of my work in public spaces: Licht, site specific.
You can watch the presentation via YouTube:
RESTORED AND REFRESHED
New light for the car park
– spring 2022 –
Sky Light was originally installed in 2009 in the Gouden Leeuw parking garage in the heart of Venray. This was my very first art commission in public space and after burning day and night for over 13 years 24/7, it was time for a refresh of the LED lights in the light box.
Together with artist and lighting designer Jürgen Reichert, I replaced the hundreds of Led bulbs so that Sky Light can shine again in all its glory for the coming decade. The artwork shows root structures of trees as well as a canopy and creates a luminous opening of the dark ceiling in the entrance hall.
Sky Light was produced by Pixelfusion Eijgelshoven and Jürgen Reichert, Aachen. Client: municipality of Venray in collaboration with Diederen Dirrix Architects.
Light for the Locht
– november 2022 –
In 2022 I created a permanent light choreography for the historic railway bridge Locht, situated in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. In rhythmic movements the light scans the pillars
of the bridge. Colours in the cool spectrum slowly reveal the impressive architecture of the unique historical object from 1925, with its riveted steel construction and located on the highest point of Kerkrade: 170 M above sea level.
The light can be seen every day from an hour before sunset until 11 p.m. ET. The municipality of Kerkrade commissioned this light piece with 36 RGB light fixtures and DMX control – from 181 Amsterdam – for the railway bridge the Locht close to the German border.
Visiting address: Locht 174, Kerkrade NL.
FASZINATION LICHT UNNA
Catalogue Light Art
– 2001 – 2021 –
Twenty years of light art at the Center for International Light Art in Unna, Germany. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the only light art museum in Europe has published this issue. In this catalog I am represented with some works from the exhibitions ‘¡DARK! ‘ 2015 and ‘Kunst und Kohle’ – ‘Down here – Up there’ 2018.
The catalog was published in 2021 ISBN 978-3-00-072220-2 lichtkunst-unna.de
Red Light in Energeticon
– 2020 –
The neon artwork Mijn Berg, which was also on display during the exhibition “Kunst und Kohle” at
the Center for International Light Art in Unna, has been taken on loan by the Energeticon Energy
Museum in Alsdorf, Germany – 2020
The artwork is a translation of my personal connection to the mining past and is translated into a
stone mountain hanging upside down in the form of 90 fiery red neon tubes. For more information
see in ‘Projects’ Mijn Berg. The Energeticon is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at the address: Konrad- Adenauer-Allee 7 in Alsdorf, Germany. Link: https://www.energeticon.de