AMSTERDAM LIGHT SUBMISSION 2017
TYPE: TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE INSTALLATION
Over the course of history lightning storms have captivated and awed humanity. Many cultures, spread across the globe, have watched and wondered what they mean and where they come from. Today, the watching of a lightning storm has the power to unite people through their shared experience, thrills and delights.
Cumulonimbus takes the basic elements of the lightning storm and creates an evocative phenomenological experience. Visitors to Cumulonimbus will be momentarily transported away from the park to an ethereal abstract space, composed of mist and light.
On approach visitors will see a matrix of lights, dimly pulsing lights in the darkness. As users near the entrance to the piece, it will be activated emitting clouds of fog that envelop its structure. Up the stairs and inside the clouds the lights will subtly reference lightning streaking across the night sky.