An interactive light project in collaboration with Yvonne Rooding
On Trappistenweg in Tegelen is an industrial chimney no less than 70 metres high. Due to its geographical location this is also the highest point of Venlo. This monumental chimney is a symbol of the manufacturing industry and its history, but has not had any function apart from that until now.
31 Lashing straps of the chimney have been provided with LED lights. Each light strap can be programmed separately. This way colour stories are created, communication at a ‘high’ level. The chimney has been given a new function as a communication tool.
This city icon functions as a barometer of the city. With it, the artists want to increase social involvement, awareness and recognisability of the city for young and old alike, giving off a positive signal.
Lichtbaken van Venlo was supported by Gemeente Venlo, BOEi, Ondernemend Venlo and several local culture-loving companies and donors.