Program: Art Installation
Client: Self Initiated
Collaboration: Children of the Light
Status: Completed in 2018
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Transito is an art installation in light, a collaborative effort together with Amsterdam visual art duo Children of the Light. In its first appearance, it occupied the 50-metre long gallery of the Museum Diocesano in Milan, during the Salone del Mobile 2018. Transito’s architectural and sculptural form takes its cue from Milan’s abundant neoclassicist structures.
Upon entering the succession of repeating, symmetrical shapes, the surroundings seem to become weightless as the light carries you forward. Treatment of light as a sculptural element dissolves the space into liquid architecture, while coloured waves of pulsating light disorient the visitors’ notion of time and space. From one moment to the next, they find themselves absorbed in light, or enveloped in a black hole. It makes the gallery take on an endless quality as it looses its fixed dimensions. When fully immersed in Transito, it soon becomes unclear where there is a beginning, and if there is an end, and so evokes an intimate experience of the idea of infinity.
Transito re-appeared in Amsterdam Techno haunt extraordinaire ‘De School’ from November 2018 til January 2019, and most recently in DIVA, museum for Jewellery in Antwerp in a site-specific, custom reprieve.
Project team: Remi Versteeg, Stijn de Weerd, Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Damien Loch, Vera Tamburlin
In collaboration with Children of the Light
Builder: Planemos, Nieuwegein
Sponsors: FINSA, Qbiq, Acosorb, Hartweil, Invent Design, Tarkett, Weltevree, Lensvelt
Photography: Peter Tijhuis, Tintori Giacomo
Completed with Space Encounters