Client: Housing Cooperative: Wonen Op Maat
Location: Heemskerk, Netherlands
Completion date: 2019
Design + Film + light programming
Studio Titia Ex
Construction + 3D prints
Studio Dirk van der Broek
Yens & Yens
With its mystery, history, nature and symbolism, the native rabbit is the perfect bearer for the centuries-long intertwining of man and beast in Heemskerk in the Netherlands. She symbolizes the continuity of existence. It is a landmark in the scenery and a beacon of the existence of man and animal in its wetlands.
The design concerns a rabbit-shaped outer shape, divided into steel smooth discs of stainless steel with printed ‘vertebrae’ of recycled 3D printed polycarbonate. These intervertebral are transparent tubes in which LED is incorporated. Film recordings of waves, shot at various locations, including the sea nearby, alternate with each other, rippling, rough or with a reflection in the water.
To create an image that has meaning both during the day and in the evening. The history of the place or the current use of the space determines the interpretation of the work of art. It is a search for what the rhythm is, man in motion, contemplative or on the move.
Bunny Lights is always in motion and evolves in different directions at the same time, location, time, space and user flow richly into each other. The landscape of our memory, our intimate interpretations and finding an anchor point together provide the scenery for a new landscape and new stories.