VVM illuminates rijksmuseum passage with bicycle lightbattle
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dec 24, 2013
VVM illuminates rijksmuseum passage with bicycle lightbattle


VVM illuminates rijksmuseum passage with bicycle lightbattle
image © venividimultiplex

 

 

 

the interactive bicycle and light artwork by joost van bergen, dirk schlebusch and onne walsmit of venividimultiplex illuminates a passage of the rijksmuseum in the netherlands. installed as part of the amsterdam light festival, ‘lightbattle’ consists of an open arch of nearly five thousand fluorescent tubes, spanning over a cycling lane. five bicycles are positioned on each side, offering a challenge for passersby to pedal bright blue and red lights from one side of the walkway to the other. energy is generated as they pedal, not only determining the strongest rider but also creating a radiated arch as they try and defeat their opponents.

 

‘lightbattle’ lightbattle is freely accessible, every day from 9 am to 23 pm, until january 19th and has been made possible by the rijksmuseum and is sponsored by inventdesign and DHL express.

 

 


‘light artwork the lightbattle – an epic challenge of light ‘
video courtesy of inventdesign

 

 


the interactive lightbattle creates a radiating arch of color 
image © janus van den eijnden

 

 


the illuminated arch is installed as part of the amsterdam light festival
image © nathalie hennes

 

 


contestants generate energy through pedaling to send light over to the other side
image © janus van den eijnden

 

 


participant at the VVM lightbattle
image © menno mekes

 

 

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