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Herman Kuijer www.hermankuijer.com

Light installations Zutphen

By 14-11-2015

Today, light designer Herman Kuijer unveils two newly completed light installations for the Dutch historical town of Zutphen. These site-specific, permanent light installations are located at two different underpasses near the train station. Herman Kuijer was commissioned by ProRail in collaboration with the City of Zutphen.

Thousands of lamps in hundreds of fittings are controlled by a computer programme that was specially developed by Kuijer. The light gradually takes on different colours. Incidentally, both art installations also have a function: the visibility of the road is excellent.

Herman Kuijer: β€œIt was a great challenge to work in this specific urban context where aesthetics are paired with accessibility and the safety of the user. My task was to create a sustainable work to allow people to pass safely through and also experience the aesthetic quality of the light. Improving the public domain is a continuous challenge in the Netherlands.”

www.prorail.nl/projecten/zutphen

Photos: Jannes Lindes