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Passing Trains Provoke a Waterfall of Light in Artwork | Matthias Oostrik

Assen, Netherlands

Passing Trains Provoke a Waterfall of Light in Artwork | Matthias Oostrik

Photo credit: Gert Jan van Rooij

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PROJECT DETAILS:

Project by: Matthias Oostrik
Technical design and construction: Spectro Productions
LED Technology: Invent Design

Photography: Gert Jan Van Rooij
Videography: Michel Boulogne
Year: 2020
Materials: LED, Concrete
Number of LEDs: 12 744

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The light installation Een Spoor van Water (A Trail of Water) by artist Matthias Oostrik was unveiled today in a new railway overpass in the Dutch city of Assen. Each passing train activates a unique light composition, incorporated into the paving and planting below. A waterfall of light that crashes down over its concrete and meanders through its overgrown slopes. Situated in a historic creek bedding, the artwork connects the natural flow of water to the site's contemporary, urban traffic flows. The light installation is the grand conclusion of a series of art projects connecting the city to its green and historic surroundings and the second work of Matthias Oostrik within this program.

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Matthias' artworks enable new and unusual connections between people and their surroundings. Using digital technology, his monumental installations respond to visitors with changing light, video, or sound, allowing visitors to re-shape their environment. His works in public space are also functional. They contribute to a sense of security and are designed to last.