Dune 4.2 (2009) Daan Roosegaarde

Max Dereta
About the artwork

Dune 4.2 was an interactive dune landscape: a fusion of nature and technology consisting of artificial marram grass that lit up on the basis of the movement of walkers. In this art landscape the walker experienced nature in a futuristic way by looking, walking and experiencing. The artwork was delivered in a festive way on Thursday 29 October 2009. Following a residents' initiative 'Kunst in de Esch', CBK Rotterdam gave the green light for the final design phase of the project after a long and fruitful process of research and discussions. Dune 4.2 van Daan Roosegaarde. The residents of the Esch have chosen Roosegaarde and this work based on a sketch round. Dune 4.2 is a collaborative project of CBK Rotterdam, Stichting Nieuwe Rotterdamse Cultuur and the residents' initiative 'Kunst in de Esch'. The project was in 2007 under the name Dune 4.1 on display in the Maas tunnel, organized by Rotterdam 2007 - City of Architecture. After a lengthy test period on February 4 is 2013 Dune 4.2 dismantled.

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About the artist

Daan Roosegaarde (Nieuwkoop, 1979) studied at the Academy of Art and Industry AKI Enschede and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He heads Studio Roosegaarde, a design studio with locations in the Netherlands and Shanghai. Roosegaarde is involved with New Dutch Digital Design, an artists' collective that explores the boundaries between people and cyberspace. One of the most famous works of Roosegaarde is Dune, , an interactive wheatfield landscape consisting of hundreds of LED lights that respond to touch and sound. The installation was in Tate Modern London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo and Hong Kong, among others. The projects are also known Smart Highway, interactive highways and the Van Gogh Cycle Path in Eindhoven.

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