Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Photos © Janus van den Eijnden
visualSKIN, a Romania-based architecture collective, really took it to the next level at the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Their splashing installation was a 3D projection of a 17-century ship against a backdrop of water titled, Ghost Ship. Its reference is the Dutch East India Company ship, The Amsterdam, that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749. Fortunately Ghost Ship didn’t wreck during its show. The spectacular piece was made by perpendicular curtains of water that formed two intersecting images, making it viewable from multiple angles.
More than a decade ago and long before Ghost Ship‘s installation on that site, a large water fountain, designed by sculptor Albert P. Termote, occupied the same waters. It’s not up to us to decide whether that was a coincidence or fate, but for sure Mr. Termote’s sculpture brought good luck to its successor, as the piece was one of the most-discussed works of the festival.