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Spatial Lights

Spatial installation by Meeus van Dis & Yun Teng

Spatial Lights

19-12-2014 | 16.23

With the end of Trouw in sight, we felt it very fitting to leave the role of making one of the last installations in Trouw in the capable hands of Meeus van Dis, the man who's also responisble for the characteristic fluorescent lighting in the club. His newest creation is called Spatial Lights and can be visited at our terrace from Friday December 19th until the very last day of Trouw!

The themes of his spatial installation is life, death and connectedness. These themes are expressed in the light installation by two rings entwined around each other. Together they form a lemniscate (∞), the symbol of eternity in philosophy and science. The first ring represents the bereaved and the other ring the deceased. Each ring consists of different sources of light: one ring of the living is made up of glowing balls of light (warm, vivid) and the ring of the deceased of short fluorescent lights (eternal, white light). By connected these two rings, the light installation represents the connectedness we’ll always cherish with the loved ones who are no longer physically present in our lives. The rings will be supported by a steel construction, which was designed in collaboration with Yun Teng.

This theme fits perfectly with our final few days, before the bulldozers come over to demolish our building on Monday January 5th. The artwork also represents the many friendships that have been made here. Even though we'll be closing our doors on January 3rd, the friendships that came about right here in Trouw will eventually last much longer than us as an entity and that's what it's all about!

Spatial Lights is the first sculpture by Meeus van Dis in the public space and can be viewed at our terrace for December 19th up until January 4th. This project was made possible by the AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst).