About the artist
Ivo Schoofs & Pepe Heijnen
It took Kinetic Humor’s Ivo Schoofs and Pepe Heijnen more than a year to restore this 80 year old searchlight. Especially for Glow. Pepe and Ivo discarded the diesel six cylinder generator the light would originally have run off. And, as a first, the polluting power source has been replaced with a custom built transformator of mega proportions.
Ground based anti-aircraft divisions had only a 6 minute warning to prevent an aerial bombing raid. Incoming aircraft were first located using enormous horn-shaped sound isolators, then once illuminated were shot down. A matter of Life and Death employing the best ears, the best guns and only the very best light. Feel for yourself its power around the canal.