Netherlands / © 2008 / installation in public space at Zuidas Amsterdam / steel, glass, line patterns, audio / 200 x 170 x 1500 cm
Proposal commissioned by Virtueel Museum Zuidas
Traveling broadens the view and expands the horizon. In LIFT on the Zuidas - a monolithic elevator without a building - the journey and accommodation are central. Earlier I realised a horizontal journey: Het Pad™ #2, a trajectory of conveyor belts in an indoor forest in the Melkweg theatre in the heart of Amsterdam.
In designing LIFT I was inspired by the architecture at the Zuidas, by science and by optical art. With the work I liked to stimulate the senses of the audience in such a way that the mind can wander and start an imaginary journey. Visual and auditory input and the sensation of movement ensure that. Line patterns on the inside and outside of the shaft create a moiré effect when LIFT is moving up and down. The sound inside the installation is a modulation of an alpha frequency with an audible low frequency (± 40 Hz).