Giny Vos
Travelling Sand
Travelling Sand, 2008

Railway Station Square, Apeldoorn

In front of Apeldoorn Railway Station, sands drift across a large glass wall. Stirred up by a gentle breeze, whirled around in surging storms or lulled to rest in moments of calm- programmed LEDs control the shifting patterns, causing minimal, sometimes tempestuous changes in the landscape. Also on a larger scale the landscape shifts, as the hills roam unhindered. Sometimes the sand heaps up to one side as if in the hollow of a dune, an impression reflected by the basin-shaped square.

Dim. 100 x 4 m
Etched glass, 1.3 million LEDs and control system

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Location: Stationsplein, Apeldoorn
Client: City of Apeldoorn
Landscape Architect: Lodewijk Baljon
Advisor/curator: Jan van IJzendoorn
Production: Rena Electronica, DGMR, Hendriks Geveltechniek, Henk Wijnen
Animation: Bram Verhavert
Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij
Video registration: Bart Jan Hooft
Support: Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam

'Reizend Zand'

De Stentor

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'Travelling Sand in kunstuur'
'Dynamic yet tranquil'

A10, Kirsten Hannema

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'Giny Vos over digitale kunst in openbare ruimte'
'Art for Architecture’s Sake'

Materia, Daria Ricchi

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'Recent Projects International'

Public Art Review

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'Travelling Sand in Sculpture'

Sculpture, Elizabeth Lynch

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'Renovatie Reizend Zand is klaar'

De Stentor

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