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Inspired by the light of fireflies and a desire to modernize fireworks rituals, Dutch artist and innovator Dan Rosegaard created a dazzling display called “Spark,” a cloud of thousands of biodegradable light sparks floating in the air, calling for his display to be used as a sustainable alternative. at community events; Like the Olympic celebrations, or New Year’s Eve celebrations, rethinking people’s relationship with nature.
Dan Rosgard’s website describes Spark as “organic fireworks,” noting that it transforms traditional and polluting festivities such as fireworks, balloons, drones and cardboard into new sustainable festivities.
Through works of design and technology, and through an environmentally friendly journey, during the show, thousands of light sparks made of biodegradable materials are silently stirred by the ever-changing winds. Up and down with the natural air currents, the poetic performance of those sparks of light suggests the movement of luminous fireflies, flocks of birds and galaxies of stars.
British website Art Unplugged reports that the show is purposefully designed to evoke feelings of interconnectedness between humans and nature in a poetic way, preserving traditions in a new way by providing a sustainable alternative for use in public and community events, especially in light of the current restrictions imposed by the ban on traditional fireworks in Almost everywhere.
In contrast, Rosegard Alof displays the floating biodegradable lights in the form of a cloud, such as that appeared in the dimensions of 50 * 30 * 50 meters in a park in Bilbao, Biscay Province, Spain between 1-3 June 2022.
On that occasion, Corinna Otto, Director of the Drifelsen Collection Museum and Curator of the Luxury Summit for Social Change, said: “The celebrations are an important moment for communities to come together and cherish their cultures, and the SPARK show in Bilbao, Spain evoked the magic of children, reconnecting communities.”
The show arrived in London on August 26 and 27, to participate in the opening of the festival of arts, theatre, dance and circus “Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2022”, which turns public squares across Greenwich and East London into an exceptional location of free events for 18 days.
Relying on sustainable technology, Spark was reported to have unleashed a 50-meter-high light show that was visible for miles around it, in an effort to inspire people to make connections with their heritage.
Rosegard invited Londoners to lie on pillows and blankets and watch the majestic Spark rise across the night sky, saying: “We want to cherish traditions but need to update them to be relevant. Contemporary organic fireworks displays in this historical context are a true honor and demonstrate the beauty of a new and sustainable celebration.”
In turn, the festival’s artistic director, Bradley Hemings MBE, explained the reason for choosing “Spark” to open the festival in London, “in order to remind us of the importance of our connection with the natural world and the power of awe and amazement that unite us together.” Typically, Rosegard uses technology and creative thinking to produce creative, earth-friendly designs, and his innovations have made headlines in magazines and newspapers.
For example, his “Smog-Free” project uses seven-meter-high towers to draw air from inner cities and creates diamonds from carbon collected in urban parks across China.
He will collaborate on his project “Seeing Star” with the Dutch city of Leiden on September 25, 2022 to turn off the city lights and reveal the grandeur of the sky above, emphasizing the need for humans to connect with our natural universe.
One of his remarkable projects is illuminating bicycle paths on the sidewalks of Amsterdam, inspired by “Starry Night” by Dutch artist Van Gogh, to make people think about green energy, in addition to many other projects.
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