Social Sparkles at Amsterdam Light Festival creates a lively interaction between light and people.
From AmsterdamLightFestival.com: The project Social Sparkles is reminiscent of an outdoor party. On this beautiful little square in the famous Hortus Botanicus you stand and walk under various elements hanging there and somehow resembling the streamers characteristic of every Dutch birthday party. And this interactive work is festive indeed, because, wherever we stop, a light starts to sparkle above us. The elements react to our presence and – as at a birthday party – it doesn’t end there. The lighted elements start moving and before you know it they touch others.The ice has been broken, the first contact is made. Will we, social animals that we are, follow their lead and get in touch just as enthusiastically with other visitors? According to the artists Social Sparkles is an autonomous work of art that seeks a new path, independent of the visitors.