Zwerm (swarm in Dutch) has landed to become a living organism in the public space. The work represents an abstract swarm of birds with its 700 steel elements and 1400 individually controlled LED lights. They are animated to move along with the traffic. The circulation density and weather conditions respectively affect the behavior and color of Zwerm.

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About the artist


Frank Tjepkema (born 1970) is a Dutch designer based in Amsterdam. He works in interior design, architecture, product design and jewellery.

Frank started Tjep. in 2001. In parallel to leading the design studio, Frank Tjepkema provokes audiences worldwide through his art and exhibition pieces, such as the Recession Chair, Bling Bling and Oogst. Frank’s work can be found in the world’s most influential galleries including Tajan in Paris, Droog in Amsterdam, and in major design exhibitions such as the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Cooper Hewitt and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. “I seek to create a body of work that reflects contemporary society, the times we live in. These pieces can have a certain irony yet are created with love for the subject. My more engaged and artistic approach to design can be found in gallery pieces and in the Tjep.collection. is aimed at working with a broad range of clients to create outstanding design projects infused with Tjep. soul.”

Luci Light & Art Map

The permanent light artworks from GLOW are also included in the LUCI Light & Art Map. This map offers residents and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the captivating world of light art installations in the open public space. The map not only showcases the beauty of light art but also fosters a global community of enthusiasts for these art pieces while providing visibility to artists on an international stage

Light and Art Map

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