Dome of Light 2017

Dome of Light 2017

Continuing the tradition of the past two years as part of GLOW, Heuvel shopping centre presents the ‘Dome of Light’ installation, created by Eindhoven light architect Har Hollands. The installation consists of 121 light-translucent tubes. Each tube is hung from a cable and can be positioned at various heights by an electric motor. This cable also supplies the current that energises the various LED lights in each tube to produce a palette of colours.

A special sound art composition and program has been produced for this edition. The accompanying soundtrack, created by sound artist Rob van Rooij enhances the spatial effect. The program, which runs on a central computer, controls all the light effects and tube movements. The movements and light effects, which are directly generated by the tubes, are reflected back by the glass panels in the dome to create a lively play of moving colour patterns. The perceived shape of the different reflected patterns changes as the visitor changes position under the light sculpture.

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About the artist

Har Hollands

With this quality impulse, the owner of the Heuvel shopping center, CBRE Global Investors, enhances the attractiveness of Eindhoven as a shopping city. And it bears witness of the vision that they chose for a permanent light installation under the big dome of the Forum, so appropriate to Eindhoven City of Light.

Besides being an independent lighting consultant/designer Har Hollands was curator of the light festival ‘GLOW’ in Eindhoven from 2010 until 2015; a forum for light in art and architecture. As ‘Fellow’ of the ‘Intelligent lighting institute’ he was also related to the ‘Eindhoven University of Technology’ where he provided lectures at the department of ‘Industrial Design

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