Waterlicht. Suddenly it was there, at the Museumplein in the middle of Amsterdam.
Quite unexpected for many, just like the flooding this new visual art project of Studio Roosegaarde aims to recreate. At several meters above the ground, but actually at sea level, Daan Roosegaarde enabled people to experience that Amsterdam would be completely flooded without the famous Dutch water management. With strategically positioned LED lights and smoke machines, blue waves of smoke at times really made it feel as if the huge crowd on the square found itself under water.
The experience was impressive, and you surely missed out on some special moments if you were not there. Probably as interesting was the enormous amount of people who were attracted to the event – and tried to record their experiences with all sorts of cameras. Gazing at another level!
Below are some images I took on the third -and final- evening of the project. I tried to document the various ways people were enjoying the art project, by themselves or with others. From professional cameras to mobile phones, it was all there. While I fear the serious purpose behind the project (making people aware The Netherlands are still very vulnerable to floods) might have been drowned itself a little, it was a memorable evening.