The columns are equipped with motion and touch sensors, wireless technology, sound, and LED light. The pillars of light has a kind of basic ‘respiration’ of blue light. Through movement and touch of visitors they come to life.
Sensor Valley 8.0 has also its own will: excessive touch and movement of visitors leads to more and more activity of the columns, until after an explosion of light they return to their basic breathing.
The Arts Committee of the Dutch city of Assen has chosen Daan Roosegaarde’s work to strengthen the relation between the functional architecture of the building and its entrance as a meeting place.
Roosegaarde Studio is known for its interactive works, that focus on the relation between people and technology. Roosegaarde’s earlier works such as 'Dune' and 'Flow 5.0', have been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, National Art Center Tokyo and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Last year Daan Roosegaarde published the book 'Interactive Landscapes', which includes all of his interactive installations and in which he explains what he calls his "techno poetry".
You can see Sensor Valley 8.0 here.
Images by Studio Roosegaarde.