The HALO directly refers to the sun as our greatest source of light and warmth that shapes the conditions for life on our planet. An actual HALO is an optical phenomenon produced by light interacting with crystals in the atmosphere. On a supernatural and cultural level the HALO has a universal place in emphasizing the sacred being. HALO interacts with its surroundings in all these ways.
Its presence will lift her visitors up for precious moments and let them universally dream by this abstract yet comprehensive experience. Strolling through her surroundings, the object will slowly reveal itself once you get closer. The ring shows she actually consists of an overwhelming amount of alternately shorter and longer super slim light rays. When approached it starts an unique motion in light that comes to its height when the HALO is fully lit.
Enjoyed at the Bergen Kunst 10 daagse and Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights Festival London (2018).
Made in Bergen
length: 8.5 m
width: 8.5 m
height: 3 m
Joost van Bergen, Dirk Schlebusch and Onne Walsmit met during their studies at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam. Since 2012, they have been working together as VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX, with the tagline ‘Let’s make things epic’.