Hogeschool Domstad, Utrecht 2003

A spatial screensaver: a “spacesaver”. Thin neon tubes fill up with the colours white, red, yellow, blue and green, just like the Microsoft screensaver. Their total length measures up to one kilometre. A three-dimensional drawing, it hangs almost entirely suspended. The screensaver is literally transposed from the computer to the canteen, the place where people take a break. The coloured lines run along the walls and the ceiling, and into the space. They fill up in varying speeds and rhythms, sometimes meet and pause in a certain composition for several minutes. The transportation of a stream of information: a network.

Dim. 13 x 8 x 19 m
Neon tubes with a 5.5 mm diameter, computer

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Client: Hogeschool Domstad, Utrecht
Architect: Kees de Kat (JHK Architecten)
Advisor/curator: Jacqueline Verhaagen
Production: Bossinade Lightworks, Neontime, Delta Installatie Techniek, Henk Wijnen, Rob Jongbloed
Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij
Support: Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam


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