Flooded Sky: ‘Northern Lights’ impact Fills Air with Blue Waves

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Floating above an 18,000-square-foot area of Dutch land that could be underwater had been it maybe not for defensive steps, the ethereal effect hovers between simulated aerial floodwater and replica aurora borealis.

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A temporary work with Westervoort, this latest pieced dubbed ‘Waterlicht’ by Daan Roosegaarde was created making use of LED projectors situated on surrounding dykes, highlighting the fundamental role of flood prevention technology in order to keep such associated with Netherlands dry. Once the beams cross floating around, moved gradually down and up by engines, the end result noticed in these images is made.

waterlicht northern lights effect

Visitors walking along those adjacent barriers view the illumination like an eerily lit area of liquid below – those passing below the jet of light see something similar to the Northern Lights, ordinarily an all natural atmospheric effect reserved for unusual and unique conditions. “we develop a digital flooding. Walking regarding the dike the light lines are perceived as high water, as soon as into the flood channel you’re in an underwater globe.”

waterlicht projected through the night

The task ended up being commissioned because of the Dutch water board to keep up understanding about that important section of the nation’s infrastructure. “In Waterlicht people experience what holland would seem like without its dykes. Awareness is essential, because Dutch (water)artworks require day-after-day upkeep and our national water understanding may be the first step toward that maintenance.”

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No stranger to using the services of nighttime lighting, Roosegaarde is fabled for other works including a night-lit bike road into the form of Van Gogh and schemes for glow-in-the-dark highway infrastructure.

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