A virtual flood is washing over Dubai. No need to bail out – Waterlicht creates an immersive water landscape without spilling a drop.
The work of innovator and artist Daan Roosegaarde uses a combination of LEDs and lenses to create an ever-changing layer of light to make viewers feel like they’re slowly sinking in a flooded city to raise awareness about rising water levels worldwide.
After performances in Holland and Canada, Waterlicht is coming to Dubai for the first time for three nights only – on Sunday, 11th November; Thursday, 15th November and Friday 16th November – at Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, near the Palazzo Versace hotel.
The installation, which can only be viewed after dark, marks the opening of the new Jameel Arts Centre on the banks of Dubai Creek. It also heralds the start of Dubai Design Week, when art lovers can soak up the work of more than 40 artists and on-site experiences at Jaddaf Waterfront, which is essentially an open-air sculpture park.
Check back with us for a round-up of everything that’s free and fun about Dubai Design Week.
Jameel Arts Centre at Jaddaf Waterfront (next to Palazzo Versace). Entry is free, but you need to register. 7pm-10pm on Sunday, 11th November; Thursday, 15th November and Friday 16th November. Register online at www.jameelartscentre.org/waterlicht