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Glowing Caterpillar

Completion
Design competition main concert hall Tilburg
Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers,Andrew Donaldson, Andrea Doyl
Client
Theaters Tilburg
Type
Interior, Transformation, Theatres, Art
Location
Tilburg, Netherlands
Collaborator
Theaters Tilburg
Cost
25.000
Material
Glow in the dark textile
Contractor
Beerens Intercover
Photographer
David de Jong
Special thanks
Hebe Verstappen

This large artwork functions as an enormous space divider that can transform its size as well as its character. The “Theatres Tilburg” addressed the Tilburg Textile Lab to help them realise an ingenious solution to transform the main concert hall into an intimate space and atmosphere during smaller, chamber music concerts. Samira Boon and NEXT architects won the competition and realised all specific demands by making a foldable structure that glows in the dark.

The challenge of making a foldable object directed us to find inspiration in the magnificent ways that caterpillars move by adapting their form. By giving the object a reticent white colour its' looks can change by adapting the lighting of the theatre room as well as interact with the colourful light artwork of Peter Struycken. The most surprising change of character takes place when all lights are off: that's the moment that the pattern of the 'glow in the dark' yarns subtly glows and forms a translucent background for the audience.