‘boo’ by studio roosegaard
6-meter high pillars of light with electronics, sounds peakers, software, black rubber, lenses and LEDs
after experimenting with LED light in previous projects ‘dune’ and ‘crystal’, studio roosegaarde (daan roosegaarde) decided to add some
eastern influences to his work. with ‘boo’ he creates a mystical garden which connects the students of the hotelschool in amsterdam
with the eastern continent. the 6-meter high pillars create an illusive landscape of cricket sounds and green light. the more visitors interact with
the installation, the more active the pillars become both amongst each other as well as the people in the space. when no visitors are around,
the ‘boo’ ghost awakes and wonders through the ‘zen garden’.
while walking through the poles, the sound of enhanced crickets surrounds the visitor and one can see the green lights challenging them to interact
students can relax and interact with high-tech bamboo
the sound of crickets accompanies the changes in light
the installation draws its influences from that of the zen gardens of asia
detail of the pillars of light
design indaba conference 2013
daan roosegaarde has been one of the speakers at the 3-day design conference in cape town, south africa.
the design indaba conference, which took place at the cape town international convention centre from february 27 to march 1,
featured forty protagonists from the architecture, art and design world.