GLOW – International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture
Eindhoven 2011 I 6th Edition I ‘Illusion and reality’
Location / Starting point: Eindhoven train station
Saturday Nov.5 - Saturday Nov.12
Opening: Nov.5 6:00 pm
Sunday - Friday: 6:00 pm - 11.00 pm
Satuday and Sunday: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Due to the dedication of CityDynamiek Eindhoven, from November, 5th to 12th, 2011, the city center of Eindhoven turns again into a forum of interventions, installations, performances and events based on the phenomena of artificial light.
Project: S.J. van Embden monument
Location: Eindhoven University of Technology TUe, the Netherlands
Peter Vink realizes a work in the hexagonal staircase under the main building of the TU/e. The main building was designed by architect and urban designer S.J. van Embden (1904-2000), one of the most influential reconstruction architects of the Netherlands. He was also responsible for the masterplan of the TU/e campus. For the measurements of the entire complex, Van Embden didn’t took man as his starting point, but the size of a standard Philips fluorescent tube.
The length of the fluorescent tube has also determined the dimensions of the staircase. With three hundred fluorescent tubes, which together form a hexagonal column, Vink brings a tribute to Van Embden. The program that switches on and off the lights emphasizes the modular construction principle, that underlies the TU/e campus as a secret code.