Nearly There !

Light installation 3 times exhibited:

 

WinterLight Light Art Festival, Julianapark Schiedam. December 2015

 

Light Walk Heerlijck light, Diepenheim.

February 2016

 

Luminae Frankfurt. March 2016

 

Bed, textile consruction, El Wire, LED strips and motor

 

 

 

Light and darkness are associated with life and death.

Bas Peeters is fascinated by the phenomenon of Near-Death Experience: experience in an altered state of consciousness during a real life threatening situation It therefore comes to be close to the actual death.

It is often perceived that one goes through a dark spiral tunnel, attracted by an indescribably beautiful bright light at the end.The blissful feeling leads to a lasting transformation of character.

Lying on the bed, the viewer experiences a hypnotic near-death experience.

The rotating tunnel and the moving light looks like being sucked into the tunnel.

The work was initially created for Winter Light in Schiedam.

Saint Liduina, patroness of the chronically ill and the city has been located most of her life in bed and had numerous visions.

Only after thirty-eight years of suffering it came to an end her life. She saw her last appearance in a blooming rose bush and died.

Her visions can be compared to a near-death experience.

In Diepenheim, the work was shown on an old graveyard.

 

 

 

 

Memento Mori

Video and light installatin for Park Light

Ruin park Frankendael Amsterdam

January 2015

 

Frankendael park early 19th century built in the so-called romantic landscape style.

In the pond was a cottage on a small island - called the Hermitage - where you could be rowing boat. In the Hermitage was a doll representing a monk. If a coin into the doll was thrown, the arm pointed to a coffin bearing the words "remember you must die" were read

The contrast of this scene on impermanence with the amorous environment was much appreciated by the visitor. The ruins was restored in 2003.

During Park Light A vague ghost with a lantern in his hand slowly appears from the depths and walks to the door. The hermit looks outside. He turns around and disappears into the realm of the dead.

 

Matching the Wall

 

Video and light installation

Lucifersfabriek

GLOW Eindhoven

November 2014

 

The name of city of light is in fact caused by the presence of multiple match factories in Eindhoven, and its history goes back to 1870, while Philips has been introduced in 1891. The trail of GLOW 2014 passes a disrespectful packed wall of the former match factory.

The match as bringer of light is depicted in a literal and figurative layered three-dimensional light and video installation inspired by the history of this place.

The Genius Loci (unique identity) is blown as new life. The visitor will realize that this industrial heritage is a significant impact for the city.

 

 

Carbide Plant

Light piece Carbide Building Hembrugterrein Zaanstad

Art Zaanstad. May 2014

Rotating chandelier copper tube with 20 old carbide lamps

and stained-glass window of leefilter

 

Between 1895 and 1945, people have used carbide lamps working on acetylene gas that is released when you let water drip on a block carbide.

It was used as a mobile light on bikes, cars and in the mines, but also in industrial systems. It gives a bright white light and has a typical garlic smell.

The Carbide Building (379) on the Hembrugterrein, built in 1938, has served as housing for a carbide plant. Later this building is also used as glass and paint warehouse. The carbide plant was running at an acetylene generator and had to deal with ammunition but also to illuminate the entire complex.

 

A mobile made from  copper pipe with a dozen different carbide lamps hanging in the void. The heat of the flames keeps the lights moving around and generates strange shadows on the walls.

The large window has been transformed into a modern stained-glass depiction of a greatly enlarged and pixelated detail of the forest that has overgrown the Hembrugterrein. The whole space is  flooded with green light. The penetrating smell carbide reinforces the memory of the original use of this building.

Nature and technology embracing each other in this weird 'greenhouse plant'.

 

Facing the Facade

 

Video Mapping Project

Luminale Frankfurt Germany.

March-April 2014.

Beamer, Laptop, 5 fluorescent fixtures, buttermilk and speakers.

 

 

 

The eventful history of this plant is the inspiration for this project as part of a group exhibition of the ILO (Institute of Light Design).

Heyne brothers founded the factory in 1869 and made it a huge undertaking in screws and turning, with more than 400 employees. During both world wars warden they were required to make weapons. It was a hierarchical communion with typical German 'Gründlichkeit'

On the facade of the courtyard of the old steel factory, you can see a video projection. A flaming red light line behind the windows shows the time and the glowing steel.

Old photos, positive and negative, appear, fade and move. The current tenants look through the windows.

Marlene Dietrich sings: "I need a man."

 

Immaculate Emasculation

Analog image mapping on liberation monument

light art festival Winter Light

Juliana parkSchiedam

December 2013

6 6 miniature slide projectors

 

 

The five-meter high lstatue made by Pieter Starreveld has been very controversial in the fifties because it would be immoral. Only in 1967, the statue was recognized as liberation monument and with a new inscription. Through the years, the sculpture is seriously damaged,

For the second-annual Winter Light Festival, the picture is transformed using slide projections of real models. It seems people of flesh and blood who represent together a war scene with a nod to the prudishness of the 50s

Who's leaving with the severed genitals ?

 

 

Beware of the Dog!

Interactieve videoinstallatie

Amsterdam Light Festival

Entrepotdok Amsterdam

December 2013- Januari 2014

12 plasmaschermen met minimacs, sensoren en speakertjes

 

 

Het Entrepotdok werd tot in de jaren 70 van de vorige eeuw bewaakt door de zogenaamde Hellebaardiers. In deze installatie komt hun geest terug in de wijze waarop de bewoners  van het  voormalige Administratiekantoor hun eigen territorium beschermen en de voorbijgangers in de gaten houden.

Op het moment dat iemand te dicht bij komt begint de  ‘bewaker’  vanuit  de  ovale ramen te blaffen.

Deze  ‘levende’ portrettengalerij  staat voor overbeveiliging  en levert door de interactiviteit een hilarisch beeld op.

 

The Red Menace

 

Light installation in showcase gallery 'The Insight', subway station Wibautstraat Amsterdam

January-March 2013

3 overhead projectors with rotating objects, toys and construction foil.

 

 

Metro stations Wibautstraat, Weesperplein and Waterloo were originally constructed in the sixties to serve also as shelters at a nuclear disaster.

The window areas are now managed by Polderlicht foundation for innovating art projects.

In this tableau vivant war planes and bombers fly around.  The position of the soldiers changes if you pass by.

A low-profile light and shadow piece with a nod to the threat of a nuclear attack during the Cold War.

What would Putin think of this?

 

 

Lopend Vuurtje

Lichtkunstproject in Oostelijk Havegebied

Amsterdam

Maart 2011

2 laserbeamers, 16 flitslampen en 4 toplichten

In samenwerking met Fleximac

 

Dit 4-daagse project kwam tot stand met subsidie van stadsdeel Oost en stichting Loods 6 om de verbinding tussen de twee winkelcentra Brazilie en Loods 6 te bevorderen.

De twee laserstralen die langzaan verschijnen en verdwijnen, kruisen elkaar boven de Verbindingsdam en worden op beide gebouwen verbonden door flitslampen.

Het beeld  verandert verassend als de voorbijganger er onderdoor beweegt.

 

Stella Maris

Video installation for group exhibition Lighten Up 2

Bagagehal in loods 6 during SAIL Amsterdam 2010

Rear Projection 3 X 4.5 m. LED lights and voile

 

 

 

This installation is inspired by the mythology of Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, depicted in the fountain for Loods 6

Poseidon chose her as his wife when she performed a ritual dance with her sisters. However, she refused and fled. Poseidon therefore sent a dolphin behind her. He managed the dolphin to bring her back. After he married her, he rewarded the dolphin by changing him into a constellation and placed him in the sky.

Stella Maris shows the opacity of the Sea. It is enhanced by the voile screen which hangs in front of it.

By looking at the up and down heaving video image, the viewer gets a sense of balance disorder or seasickness. Only the constellation Delphinus remains balanced.

 

 

Homesickness

 

Installation of light  and sound

Art trail Polderlicht @ home in Oosterparkbuurt Amsterdam

December 2010.

Prayer carpet made of broken christmas baubles (180 X 270 cm.).

Pinspots and sound of crying baby.

 

The carpet as center of the house.

A clash of Christian and Islamic elements, literally 'brilliant' results. The prayer rug facing the East; in style visitors must take off their shoes before being allowed to enter the room.

A baby crying in the background refers to pain and desire.

 

Ablutioncircle

 

Light sound and scent installation  Oranje-Vrijstaatkade

Art event Polderlicht Amsterdam

October 2007

Circle with a diameter of 10 m, 12 earthen volcanoes with

halogen lamps and glass bowls filled with

colored water and essential oil.  Sound system

 

IThe current district Oostpoort was once  home of the Oostergasfabriek with a magnitude of more than nine acres of heavily contaminated soil. At the time of this art route they were busy with cleaning the soil.  Some old buildings have been (partially) maintained.

The circle of 12 smoking volcanoes symbolizes a cleaning ritual, enhanced by pure voice of a little boy singing Korantexts  about Joseph in the well and the scent of incense.

It fits in a former Catholic, multicultural neighborhood.

 

 

Carne Vale

Artwork on facade townhall of Venlo for art event

The Nis Venlo

December 2005 - March 2006

Photo panel, 200 x 100 cm with marquis of lace

and photo panel Marquis of wool, 150 x 80 cm,

illuminated by blacklight fluorescent lamps.

 

 

 

Part of the art event ‘The Nis’ in the two niches of the 400-year old townhall of Venlo.

Carne vale means goodbye to meat,

A cartoon of a prince Carnival, as in the fairy tale: The Emperor's New Clothes.

Lace and wool refer to the Peasant Marriage, at the closing Tuesday of the 'Venlo Vastelaovend.

A back side with a gunshot wound. It's not always fun in "The Stedje Lol and Plezeer. The blacklight lighting creates a seedy atmosphere.