Light Droplets is a colourful and fairy-like project, created by Eva van der Moer, an artist who works at the interface between science, technologie and visual art. Light droplets bursting at your feet: in this wet country we know all about rain and droplets, but this is a phenomenon we were not yet acquainted with. Eva van der Moer describes herself as an explorerer and indeed a lot of exploring has gone into Light Droplets. How to make droplets of light? The artist buried herself in books and was captivated by elusive science. She steeped herself in physics and technology and translated miraculous phenomena into images. In the case of Light Droplets water and light play the leading parts. Water is liquid, light has no fixed shape. Both have the power to magnify and spotlight each others characteristics and behaviours. But science is only part of the story. By spending days in a row playing with the elements, blowing soap bubbles for example, Eva van der Moer managed to analyze the problem in a very special way. The result of this unusual method can be experienced here. Above us hang magical lenses of water we can walk under. A rain of light showers onto the colourful circles, falling down in drops that burst on the ground. You may leave your umbrella at home, because in this case immersion is advisable.
Eva van der Moer
Colorful, minimalistic and multidisciplinary, that’s how you might characterize the work of Eva van der Moer. The Dutch artist often researches light in attempt to connect the (some say) opposing disciplines of mathematics, science, electronics and nature. Van der Moer’s work often results in stand-alone installations that incorporate methods from the worlds of film and photography.