Feb 24, 2015

Artists Recreate the Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship with Water and Light

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Romanian Art collective Visual Skin recreated the legendary Flying Dutchman ghost ship for the Amsterdam Light Festival which ended in January.

The mythical ship originates from 17-century nautical folklore and the Flying Dutchman is said to never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. Anchored in front of the ARCAM Amsterdam Centre for Architecture and the Scheepvaartmuseum, Visual Skin used four large water hoses, old-fashioned stage lights and 3D projection mapping. Visual Skin adds:

“The wind plays an important role in achieving the desired ghostly and dreamy effect – when it picks up and blows against the streams of water, the image shakes and it is almost like we are looking at a magnetic field.” [source]

 

For more information visit visualskin.ro. You can also learn more about the Amsterdam Light Festival here, and more about the Flying Dutchman here. Photography by Janus van den Eijnden

[via designboom]

 

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Artwork by Visual Skin | Photograph by Janus van den Eijnden

 

visual skin Recreates Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship (4)

Artwork by Visual Skin | Photograph by Janus van den Eijnden

 

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Artwork by Visual Skin | Photograph by Janus van den Eijnden

 

 

 

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