Projects

City Gazing

A city specific light installation that questions the effects of light pollution

The Idea

There are 100,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy. However, due to light pollution 2.4 billion people cannot see the stars. The City Gazing Project highlights this darkness.

 

The result

 

Kuala Lumpur, T6 Light Grey – For more photos, see below

Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur light installation was commissioned by a project developer to celebrate the opening of a new shopping district in the Sungai Buloh neighborhood, designed by the Malaysian architect Kevin Mark Low. Taking the specifics of the site into consideration, a T-shaped constellation was designed spanning 1200m2, suspended 15 meters above the ground and weighing a total of 917kg.

 

Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 – For more photos, see below

Amsterdam

The Amsterdam light installation was commissioned by Amsterdam Light Festival. The design had to be rethought because the work would hang above the famous Dutch canals. The updated design resulted in a grid made of aluminium and LED lights, spanning 324m2 and weighing 145kg.

The light installation is launched at the Amsterdam Light Festival on 30 November 2018 and can be seen until 21 Januari 2018, together with the works of international artists that include Ai Wei Wei. For more information, please visit: amsterdamlightfestival.com

 

City Gazing Limited Edition

In addition to the two light installations in Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam, we created a number of limited edition light panels of City Gazing. When ‘City Gazing, Limited Edition’ is turned on it shows Amsterdam’s light footprint. When it is turned off, the starry sky becomes visible through paint coating that allows us to see the sky we have lost. 

 

The limited edition of City Gazing is now available for pre-order. Send us an inquiry to receive more information about the work. 

Inquire about the work

 

Specifications

  • Material: LED lightbox with map of Amsterdam printed in acrylic. Glow in the dark paint coating. 230V. 
  • Size: 60 x 60 x 4 cm
  • Edition of 100
  • Signed by Justus Bruns & Mingus Vogel, founders of VOUW. Comes with a hand signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Price: €1.500 
  • International shipping available
  • Delivery April 2018

 

City Gazing Limited Edition – lights on
City Gazing Limited Edition – lights off

Photos

Amsterdam Light Festival 2017
Amsterdam Light Festival 2017
Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 - Photo by Haziq Ariffin
Amsterdam Light Festival 2017
Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 - The construction
The work in Kuala Lumpur is 15 meter high, 60 meter wide and 30 meter deep
Kuala Lumpur - detail
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - detail
Kuala Lumpur

The team for this project

Justus Bruns
Designer
Mingus Vogel
Designer
Winston Liew
Curator
Simon Luitse
Engineer
Jan Truijens Martinez
Legal Officer

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If you’re looking to work with us or would like to know more about our work or what we can do, call, text or mail Justus Bruns.

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Leidsegracht 38-40
1016 CM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Leidsegracht 38-40
1016 CM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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