"Liquid Space 6.0" by Daan Roosegaarde

new work (commissioned by YCAM)

Liquid Space 6.0

Daan Roosegaarde

This organically configured architectural object is slightly bigger that a human body. When a visitor approaches the object, sensors measure the position and distance from the object, and trigger an expansion or contraction of the three-armed structure, comparable to an underwater creature. In addition, LEDs integrated in the arms emit differently colored lights, while sound coming from the object’s body change accordingly. The visitor can observe the transformations of the large object’s shape and spatial construction that take place when he approaches or walks through it. This way a dynamic relation occurs between the visitor and the space via technology; as an extension of our skin.

Daan Roosegaarde [Netherlands]

Daan Roosegaarde is a young artist working in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts AKI in Enschede, and at the Berlage Institute, a postgraduate laboratory of architecture in Rotterdam.
Roosegaarde's work explores the dynamic relation between architecture, humans and new media. His sculptures reflect collisions of technology with the human body. In this interactive relationship, the sculptures create situations where visitors and (public) spaces become one.
Roosegaarde's projects have been shown at international exhibitions at V2, Netherlands Media Art Institute, and 'Microwave' in Hong Kong, and were featured in Dazed & Confused, Tate Modern London and NRC Handelsblad among others.
Currently, Roosegaarde is the creative director of Studio Roosegaarde, an independent artistic laboratory in which interactive artworks are being developed.