PROJECT ROTTERDAM (2016)
FEB 2016 - AUG 2016
The ‘Dawn’ Light Series commissioned by the Boijmans Muesum and Victor Hunt Gallery, was an installation created as an exploration of the relationship between light and color. The intervention was inspired by a magical moment in nature when the sun, clouds and sky join together to create a momentary riot of hues. This moment was captured in a unique series of light sculptures by the Dutch designer. The installation of large works acted as a continuation of the artist’s ‘Voie Light Series’. Playing with the relationship between light, color, transparency and saturation, the ‘Dawn’ series used a single white neon tube embedded in cast resin to highlight the subtle manipulation of color and intersection with light.
"The intervention was inspired by a magical moment in nature when the sun, clouds and sky join together to create a momentary riot of hues"
Marcelis since graduating in 2011 has worked within the fields of products, installation and spatial design with a strong focus on materiality. Her work has been characterized by pure forms and natural elements such as the reflections of light and water, which highlight material properties. Growing up in New Zealand the Sabine was surrounded by dramatic landscapes, she was sensitive to the light of the sky, the ocean and the snow on the mountains, the artist was inspired by the communication of the natural elements and her work reflects it.
Other artists who proposed interesting interventions were Daisy Kroon, who designed the ideal pair of trousers for the Rotterdam man, alongside Wouter Venema whose work was like a map with multiple perspectives, and Johannes Langkamp who used his installation to focus on the difference between the human eye and the camera lens. Another contribution of note was Bertjan Pot’s colorful installation centered around his latest design discovery. The multifaceted Project Rotterdam reflected the city’s trends at the time of the venture.