Light Wave

Amsterdam Light Festival

The realization process and building of Light Wave, a large wave-shaped Light Space on the water, selected for the Amsterdam Light Festival 26th Nov to 17th Jan 2015-16. Size: L 18 mtrs x W 11 mtrs x H 3.50 mtrs.
(L 59 ft x W 36 ft x H 11 ft). UV inkjet Printed Pet-G plates 2 x 3 mtrs/6.6 x 9.9 ft on a steel construction floating on the water of the Oosterdok in Amsterdam.
ALF: “Light Wave is a transparent, deep blue, undulating space on the water. A wave which has raised itself up and moves in time and space. By night it changes into an opulent night jewel.
Visitors see dynamically flowing hues in oxygenated blues, turquoises and silver. Images of water and air bubbles give you the feeling of sailing under water, or underneath an iceberg.”

Amsterdam Light Festifval photo 1
Assembly by 4 men for each 2 x 3 mtr/6.6 x9.9 ft large plates with specially constructed devices!

Amsterdam Light Festifval photo 2
Large crew of inventive builders on the wharf weathering storm and rain, in the process they too developed heart for the project. See the details.

Amsterdam Light Festifval photo 3
Light Wave being prepared for her river journey, and hoisted up in her entirety by a large crane to be launched gently into the water on the one bright sunny day.

Amsterdam Light Festifval photo 4
PK Waterbouw securing Light Wave with spud poles for the 2 months residence at Oosterdok.

Amsterdam Light Festifval photo 5
Water reflections by daylight inside Light Wave

Amsterdam Light Festifval photo 6
Full side view by night. Photo by Ian Shelley.

More photos will be shown at my photo presentation of how Light Wave came into being at iLo institute of Light Design, Poortgebouw, Tolhuisweg 2, Amsterdam before half of March 2016. Notification will follow. And at the Luminale Frankfurt/Offenbach in March 2016.

Much Gratitude and Thanks to my Production Team, who built Light Wave from their hearts.

Willem van Seumeren
Architecten Centrale.

André Krijger
PK Waterbouw.

Sierk Janszen
Rapenburg Plaza.

Jeffrey Steenbergen
Light programming
Rapenburg Plaza.

Jaap de Vries
de Vries Staalwerk.

Shel Riser
Sonnyboy, Sound Design
ArtSoul Entertainment.

Sander Berkhout
Het Beeldgebouw.

Jeroen Sturkenboom
OPS Plastics.

And Everyone who helped building, in storm and rain on the wharf in Coenhaven! So Amazing!!!

15th Dec friends and family organized Anita’s Light Wave tour for the crew and myself, a beautiful experience bringing us all together.