March 7, 2009
8 p.m.–2 a.m.
Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10
On Rotterdam’s museum night, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media will hold a preview of the installation Liquid Space 6.0 by Rotterdam artist Daan Roosegaarde (known for projects including the Sustainable Dance Floor at the club WATT). Visitors who enter Liquid Space will notice that the installation responds to them. The installation appears to come alive: its form follows the visitor’s movements, the tubes light up, and the movements of the visitor and the space fuse.
Roosegaarde has lived and worked in Rotterdam since his master’s course at the Berlage Institute. His work stems from a fascination with technology. Between the first Liquid Space installation (which Roosegaarde built in 2002, as he was graduating from AKI) and the current sixth version lie years of technological development. The first version of Liquid Space was a moving metal structure driven by clearly visible windshield-wiper motors.
Roosegaarde says, “My goal is to refine the technology so that it is invisible and interaction with the work is experienced as something natural. With Liquid Space 6.0, I feel like the technology really does merge with the experience. Current interactive technologies exist mainly on screens and are therefore flat. I want to make these technologies physical in a poetic way in the form of spaces or landscapes.”
Liquid Space 6.0 was developed by Daan Roosegaarde and the Studio Roosegaarde team (Peter de Man, Axis Stuifmeel and project staff). On Museumnacht, VJ Barbara Nordhjem will transform V2_ into the ideal visitors’ lounge using video projections based on the Liquid Space series.
March 12: Test_Lab: Intuitive Interfaces
On V2_’s Test_Lab night on March 12, Daan Roosegaarde will be present to discuss his work and take questions from the audience. For the full program, see www.v2.nl.