The two striking chimneys of the former power plant at Eindhoven Strijp-T have been transformed into a permanent light artwork. The artwork was a gift to the city by the Strijp-T development team and was designed by Hugo Vrijdag (1970). His assignment for this light artwork: create an appealing and iconic “landmark” that matches the innovative Strijp area.
Friday treats the two chimneys “like a canvas on which you can apply images with multicolor laser projection”. It uses six RGB 7-Watt lasers. During GLOW 2020 he showed a sneak preview with his projection ‘Connecting the Dots’. From December, Hugo Vrijdag presents the story “Cyclists of light and castles in the air”. An ode to inventors who are inspired by flora and fauna.
In the first year, Friday will provide the canvas with stories. For the further development of the chimneys, Vrijdag also seeks collaboration with others. He wants to invite other parties, for example students, to create light artworks on the chimneys. By involving multiple parties in the story, it becomes an interactive work of art that communicates with the city and responds to current events.