polylester studio creates art installation that plays with darkness and light for amsterdam hiphop street party bevrijdingsdub. located in the ndsm wharf, a neighborhood in amsterdam noord that in recent years has become an arts and culture hub, the artwork takes advantage of the area’s lack of sufficient lighting to offer an immersive experience.

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf
all photos by cassander eeftinck schattenkerk

 

 

established by visual artist gabriel lester and architect martine vledder, the amsterdam studio takes on a variety of projects, from art and public sculptures to interior and stage design. for void-non-void, the studio drew inspiration from the message, a hip hop track by grandmaster flash and the furious five. as the story goes, at the first hip hop parties in the bronx someone stood by the light switch in the living room switching it on and off to the rhythm of the break beat. in a similar style, void-non-void features white lights on both its inside and outside walls that in the blink of an eye transform the object from a white cube to a dark block, from an empty shell to a filled core and from an invisible spot to an eye-catching structure.

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf

 

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf

light installation by polylester flickers across amsterdam's ndsm wharf

 

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