15.000 and more
Amsterdam Light Festival - 2016

In 2016 we were selected out of 1800 artists from 93 countries to create a light artwork in the historic canals of Amsterdam. The "15.000 and more" installation is inspired by bikes but in reality it emphasizes their context.

They say that there are more bikes than people in Amsterdam. As a matter of fact, about 15.000 bikes are being fished out of the Amsterdam canals every year. This phenomenon, strongly connected to its context relates to many social aspects of the urban lifestyle, such as the relatively unknown profession of the "bike fisherman", the strong influence of the canal network on the city of Amsterdam, but also the essential relationship between this friendly medium of transportation and the quality of urban space and its citizens.

Watch the video of the project here.
Video: Redwire Media
Photos: Ramon Stalenhoef