While entering the courtyard of Hotelschool in Amsterdam you find yourself wondering around Daan Roosegaarde’s latest project ‘Boo’. These 6 meter high pillars of light and sound are Roosegaarde’s latest illusive landscape of light.
After experimenting with LED light in Dune and Crystal, Roosegaarde decided to add some eastern influences to his work. With this mystical ‘zen garden from Asia’, Roosegaarde connects the Hotelschool students with the eastern continent. The artwork consists of huge pillars of interactive LED light. While walking through the poles, the sound of enhanced crickets surrounds the visitor and one can see the green lights challenging them to interact. When there are no vistors around the artwork, the 'Boo'-ghost awakes and wonders through the garden.
The more visitors connect with ‘Boo’, the more dynamic the pillars interact with the visitor and eachother. This connection is a reflection of Roosegaarde’s techno-poetry. “We live in a network society, connection is essential,” Daan Roosegaarde says. The slim pillars are in contrast with the hard concrete Hotelschool building, and make the square a small piece of Asia where students can relax and interact with high tech bamboo.