Dune 4.2 | Daan Roosegaarde

• December 13, 2009

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has completed the Dune 4.2 installation in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is an e-landscape project designed to interact with the behavior of its visitors, exploring a futuristic and dynamic relationship between people, urban space, and its nature.

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Dune 4.2, image courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde

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Dune 4.2, image courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde

+ Design description courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde

Dune 4.2 is our new, permanent interactive landscape besides the river Maas in Rotterdam, NL.

This public artwork of 60 meters utilizes less than 60 Watts while intuitively interacting with the behavior of its visitors; rendering it a sustainable as well as cutting-edge concept.

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Dune 4.2, image courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde

Here the people of Rotterdam have a daily ‘walk of light’; in this collective experience of humans, technology and landscape.

+ Project credits / data

Project: Dune 4.2
Client: City of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 2009
Materials: LEDs, embedded electronics and other media
Size: 60 meters
Artist: Daan Roosegaarde

+ About Daan Roosegaarde

Born: Nieuwkoop, 1979
Website: Studio Roosegaarde | http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/

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Daan Roosegaarde, image courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde

Daan Roosegaarde is an artist working in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts AKI in Enschede and received a Master at the Berlage Institute, a Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture in Rotterdam.

Currently Daan is the Creative Director of Studio Roosegaarde, an artistic laboratory for interactive projects which won the Dutch Design Award 2009.

Roosegaarde’s work explores the dynamic relation between architecture, people and eculture. In this interaction his sculptures create a situation of ‘tactile high-tech’ where visitor and (public) space become one.

Roosegaarde’s interactive projects are internationally exhibited at V2_, Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo, Tate Modern London, YCAM Japan, National Art Center Tokyo, Venice Biennale 2009 and Victoria & Albert Museum London.

+ All images courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde

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Category: Landscape, Lighting

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