The Amsterdam Light Festival is always such an amazing collaboration of artistic and technological endeavour.
So many artist vie to contribute each year, each with a message to convey, and a cause to bring to the attention of the masses.
I love how many of the installations are designed to be interacted with.
Either by going through, under them …
… or in some instances, reacting to hash tags set up on twitter.
I had been looking forward to seeing the “Ghost Ship” after seeing promotional photographs as the Festival began.
This moving piece hoped to bring attention to the plight of refugees across the world.
The light house created out of shipping containers has a house at the top that can actually be lived in and has an ecologically small footprint.
This was one of my favourite pieces.
Watching the Dutch tulips rising out of the Amsterdam canals as the boats drew nigh warmed the cockles of my heart.
The next installation was called “effervescence”.
It was quite magical to me how, even while travelling on top of the water, it appeared that we were looking up through the surface of the canal from underneath as well.
Another gorgeous art collaboration to begin 2015 with. Well done Amsterdam, and thank you!