A Window in Time
Motion Paintings

A Window in Time


A Window in Time can be seen as a dynamic window through which you can gaze into Amsterdam throughout the ages. Motion Paintings based their artwork on images from the city archive of Amsterdam to literally make a motion painting made of light.

Through the use of LED lights and especially developed software pictures from the old days come to live in front of you. Motion Paintings approached this project as a photomontage; a process that was often used in Dadaist and Surrealist tradition. The design consists out of separate colored layers that each have their own visual content but together they create the illusion of movement. The layers correspond thematically to the past, present and future of Amsterdam.

A Window in Time is located on the building De Bazel, where the city archive is located.

The making of

Illuminade Water Colors

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