Design collective VOUW creates light installations in Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam
By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - November 9, 2017
City Gazing and Stadstarten are two light installations, focused on the theme of light pollution in cities and densely populated areas, designed by Dutch design collective VOUW
cover: VOUW, “City Gazing”, Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Winston Liew
From November 24, 2017, the artwork City Gazing will be suspended 15 meters over the street in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The installation, a large net made of aluminum profiles and LED lights, reproduces the metropolis’ infrastructure as seen through an airplane window in the middle of the night.
The second installation Stadstarten, a bright map of Amsterdam, will be suspended on Amsterdam’s canals during the next Amsterdam Light Festival, taking place from November 30, 2017 through January 21, 2018. Now in its sixth edition, the Amsterdam Light Festival features artists and designers who were commissioned to create 35 lighting art works in various public spaces across the Dutch city. Installations on view also include the work Thinline by acclaimed Chinese artists and activist Ai Weiwei.
Vouw, “Stadstaren”, Amsterdam. Photo by: VOUW
Formerly known as Les Oiseaux de Merde, VOUW is an Amsterdam-based collective founded by Justus Bruns and Mingus Vogell which comprises designers, data scientists, developers, and researchers working in the fields of design and public art.
City Gazing, Kuala Lumpur. From 24 november 2017 onward, permanent installation.
Stadstaren, Amsterdam (during Amsterdam Light Festival), 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018. https://amsterdamlightfestival.com/en
From Amsterdam Light Festival 2014, photo OdeAuBois
From Amsterdam Light Festival 2017, photo Kristel Fischer.