The Evo-Lumen exhibition tells the story of the use of light. From the Big Bang, to people using torches for light, to oil and gas lamps and light bulbs, to the interactive LED lighting of today.
The story gets told via hundreds of light art works, four documentaries and many historical lighting projects.
Brainport Eindhoven was born from light. Philips, ASML, NXP, VDL and many other companies in the region are built on Eindhoven’s knowledge of light.
One of the artists taking part in the exhibition is known as Titia Ex. She uses sensors that absorb colour from their surroundings and then radiates this colour. These beams of colour form a light work of art called ‘The Flower of the Universe’.
Daan Roosegaarde can, of course, not be overlooked. He shows the world how light technology can connect people as well as provide solutions for environmental problems such as traffic congestion and smog. As an example, he built a tower that “inhales” dirty air and “exhales” clean air in Beijing, the world’s smoggiest city. He has this to say about his bicycle path, inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’, from Eindhoven to Neunen: “I wanted to create a place that people find inspiring, coupled with a technical experience. That is where techno-poetry starts for me.” And that is also what Evo-Lumen wants to give its visitors.
There is a interactive space for children from the age of ten, where they can experiment with technique and light.
The exhibition runs between 14:00 and 20:00 from today. Entrance is free.
Evo-Lumen is a collaboration between the Van Abbe Museum, Evoluon, Light Art Centre, NEMO, Philips Historic Products and others.