Inprogress: WOW Light Installation
Besides showing their works of art WOW also asks young designers to help us transform the WOW building into a more arty space. At the moment we are working with Agnieszka Dziewit, a young architect with a passion for lighting design, who won our competition ‘Lighten Up’ and designed a wonderful light installation for the staircase of WOW. Since December 2015 Agnieszka is being supervised by Rogier van der Heide (curator Amsterdam Light Festival and Senior Vice President & Chief Design and Marketing Officer, Zumtobel Group) and Dick Vonk (engineer and specialist in lighting design) to realize her work in a short period of time.
Who is Agnieszka Dziewit?
Dziewit was born and educated in Poland. She graduated as an architect from the Cracow University of Technology and has a passion for Lighting Design and Visualization. She came to the Netherlands in 2012 to follow a Minor Lighting at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Until recently she worked as a Trainee CG Visual Artist in A2studio in Rotterdam.
When WOW launched the competition ‘Lighthen Up’ Agnieszka found herself inspired by the modern (sixties) architecture of the WOW building, but also by the young artists living there and other trends and heroes from the sixties, like comic books Superman, Pop Art, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and decided to make a tribute to pop art in lighting! Her object consists of a series of engraved plexiglass cubes of 60x60x60 cm, suspended from ceiling in the shape of a 3d letter “S”, illuminated by RGB LED lines. Each cube displays a pattern related to the comic book trend in Pop-Art of the 1960s.
The jury appreciated her work because of its ‘WOW feeling’ and practical solutions. At the moment the plexiglass is being engraved with a laser-cutting machine and glued into cubes .. Looking forward to turn the light on, we will keep you posted!
The project is supported by lighting design experts Rogier van der Heide and Dick Vonk and Zumtobel lighting.