Archive for June, 2014

The Sixth Hall

June 24, 2014

The Sixth Hall_by Aernout Mik

The art work of Job Koelewijn and Aernout Mik is now up and running at TIVOLIVREDENBURG. Job’s Running Cemetary lists names of deceased artists on the hand rail of the escalators.

This weekend the video installation De Zesde Zaal was opened by alderman Margriet Jongerius.

We were delighted that Aernout proposed to attach his piece on our ‘floating’ music hall. We worked closely together to make the 7 x 3 meter screen an additional ‘tentacle’: autonomous but part of the organism. It forms a spectacular virtual ‘window’ to Pandora.

The 40 minute video is called The Sixth Hall. Aernout intended to add an additional ‘outdoor’ hall to the music building. The movie shows two different executions of 4’33: the mute composition by John Cage. 4’33 minutes of silence…

The ‘music’ is performed by the Asko Schönberg Ensemble conducted by legendary Reinbert de Leeuw and metal band Textures! Hell yeah! The ‘visual’ silence is intriguing…

The ‘concerts’ take place in front of a large audience in the amphitheatre of Lichtenberg in Weert. This beautiful but run down odeum is part of a school compound designed by Pierre Weegels in 1954 and forms a delightful architectonic backdrop.



June 23, 2014


After months of try-outs this weekend TIVOLIVREDENBURG  kicked off. With a bang! The opening party will last two weeks: hundreds of acts. Janine Jansen, The Opposites, Arthur & Lucas Jussen, 2ManyDjs,The Kyteman Orchestra, Bootsy Collins, Rob Zombie, Bad Religion en Steel Panther, Madness. Madness! On July 3rd King Willem will officially open the building.

The audiences of the different halls -chamber music, symphony, pop, jazz, club- mix and mingle in the abundant interstitial space. Biotopes in the blender. Bootsy meets Bow tie. The bubbles pop!

The building is remarkably ‘empty’, it is inflated beyond believe; airy. The Gross / Nett proportion is no longer of this world: anachronistic luxury…

To see the building in action is moving, a public mixing chamber. Butterflies dancing in an aquarium with a shoal of fish suspended in midair…

Flying Fundamentals

June 6, 2014

The future of luminaries?

No more cables, no more wires, no more fixed fixtures: illuminating drones, flying lamps


BIM is beautifull III_Groninger Forum Body Worlds

June 4, 2014

BIM is beautiful_Groninger Forum Body Worlds_scans top

In Groninger Forum Building Information Management is used for ‘clash detection’. But some errors fly under the radar…

Can you detect the clash in this sequence?

Check the captivating clip: Groninger Forum Body Worlds