Propelled by LED lights and lenses, WATERLICHT was installed in the Public Plaza of Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts on October 22, 23, and 24, 2019.
WATERLICHT is a site-specific, large-scale light installation by acclaimed Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde. Translated as "water light," this immersive, public art event illuminates the power and poetry of water, while raising awareness of rising global sea levels.
“Daan Roosegaarde is one of the most exciting artists of the twenty-first century—passionate about the environment, art, design, innovation, ideas, and beauty. WATERLICHT combines them all.”
—Carol Becker, Dean, School of the Arts
Columbia's School of the Arts is excited to spearhead the Year of Water and to play a central role in convening the institutes, schools, and programs at Columbia engaged in research and action on water-related issues.