Artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde has brought his immersive lighting installation Waterlicht – first seen over River Ijssel – to Museumplein Amsterdam, seemingly placing it under a virtual flood of water. The installation that was open to the public from 11 – 13 May creates a the dream landscape that challenges thoughts on the power and poetry of water.

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The artwork is composed of undulating lines of light projected using the latest LED technology, software and lenses. As a virtual flood, Waterlicht shows how high the water could reach without human intervention. Innovation is within the DNA of the Dutch landscape via its waterworks and creative thinking, yet we’ve almost seem to forgotten this. Waterlicht is a powerful and poetic experience to remember.

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