Published on: 01-04-2014

Permanent artwork. Alternating Led light and painting.
Marianneviaduct, Voorburg, Holland
Geert Mul 2013

Link to designboom.com article:

This tunnel is built on a site that used to be the 17th century garden of Hofwijck, the house of Constantijn Huygens and his son Christiaan Huygens. Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) – the Netherlands’ most important scientist of all time – made a significant contribution to revolutionising the natural sciences. His outstanding inventions and discoveries were focused on the fields of astronomy and microscopy. 

EXPONENTIAL VIEW is addressing a parallel between these 17th century discoveries and 21th century Databased Information Culture: the exponential growth of information and how that has changed the way we see and experience our world. 

Lining the wall of the dark tunnel is a colourful painting that is illuminated by slowly alternating LED lights, which makes the painted images appear and disappear.  – Fittingly the artwork is a tribute to the extension of seeing and features images relating to the scientist’s breakthroughs. the project was commissioned by gemeente voorburg/leidschendam.