location: schaatsbaan vlieland
scale: 30x8 meters
into the great wide open is a music and art festival on the small island of vlieland. as part of the art @ night route i created an installation at a small inlet of a pond. 500 led lights were installed between the reeds depicting a colony of fireflies. these pulsated softly in the resting stage. as people approached the work in the darkness they activated a disturbance causing the swarm to fly up and move around in a circular motion. eventually the small creatures would calm down and regain their original pulse.