Dutch artist Giny Vos recently finished her latest light project in Amsterdam. The work called ‘Crystal Palace’ is a magic bulb of light consisting of 256 thin aluminum tubes and 4,096 white light dots. Floating in the air under a dark passageway, this project looks to be a cloud of twinkling stars. In this sense the reference to Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace in Hyde Park in London is close. “The network of thin tubes creates a transparent structure that attracts attention from far away, like a crystal” says Vos on her website.
She further explains the spatial objects that can be discovered in the work:
“Recognizable, spatial objects appear. A ceaseless stream passes by: a chair, a vase, a house, a ball: all showing off their seductive allures in a glittering display. Icons of our modern age, they float, magically and weightlessly through space. They revolve on their axes, collide with one another, lose their shape, implode or disintegrate.”
The work Crystal Palace is located at the entrance to the Elicium, the newest extension of Amsterdam exhibition and conference centre RAI. The technical realization of the 8 x 5 x 5 m. work is done by Yens & Yens in Amsterdam.