About the artist
In the early eighties he graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology, department “Architecture and Urban Planning”. After his studies, he worked as a lighting designer for 14 years at the Lighting Design & Application Centre of ‘Philips Lighting’. Started in 1998 with the office for architectural lighting: ‘Har Hollands Lichtarchitect’. From 2010 until 2014 he was curator of the light festival GLOW in Eindhoven. For several years he was a fellow at the Intelligent Lighting Institute of the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Trudo is an Eindhoven housing corporation that often does things slightly differently. Peole are at the center of everythingwe do. Our mission is “Supporting People”, we support our residents by making steps up the social ladder. Important themes for Trudo: availability, livability, affordability, sustainability and attractive places. Once it was decided that Skatehall Area51 could be maintained at Strijp-S, Trudo suggested building over the skate hall, as it were. The bridge building of “Haasje Over” floats over the hall, as it were.
At first glance, due to regulations the bottom of the bridge building should be closed. During Construction we still managed to keep the installationwork on the underside of the bridge building visible. This was the reason fot Trudo, together with Har Hollands, who also illuminated the pipeline system, to devise a light installation fort he bridgebuilding that emphasizes the tension between the bridge building and the skate hall and that establishes a connection with the artwork in Leidingstraat.