SKALAR audio-visual kinetic art installation at Westergas

SKALAR audio-visual kinetic art installation at Westergas

Jan 10, 2020Feb 05, 2020
Gashouder, Westergas, Klönneplein 1, 1014 DD
15 euros for a standard adult ticket (see website for group and family rates)
Free for children under 4

Although the holidays will be long over and fondly missed by many, this time of year is as good as any for a day out at one of Amsterdam's museums or, even better, a one-of-a-kind art installation.

SKALAR is a striking audio-visual kinetic art installation by light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Kangding Ray, and will reside in Amsterdam in January and February 2020.

Experience SKALAR audio-visual kinetic art installation

The installation can be found in the iconic Gashouder in Amsterdam - in all its glory - from January 10 to February 5, 2020. SKALAR audio-visual kinetic art installation reshapes the landscape of exhibitions by bringing a moving AV experience to the venue.

Here, you'll see an artwork that explores the effects of light and sound on human perception. The creators narrate the journey as light vectors, kinetic mirrors and multi-channel surround sounds interact and evolve in relation to each other. It provides people with a meditation lesson on the essence of basic human emotions, where light is regarded as a solid material for the artists to manipulate as though it were more like clay or marble.

Highlight: SKALAR live shows

As a special highlight, on two weekends, the artists Christopher Bauder and Kanding Ray will play several exclusive SKALAR live shows – an expanded and intensified version of the main one. Expect choreographed light and electronic music to come to life in real-time. Not only that, but every live show will be a unique experience.

Enjoy SKALAR at your own pace

The exhibition will be open for people to enjoy for as long as they like, as the installation continuously loops throughout the day. SKALAR can be experienced in so many different ways: standing up, lying down, and even dancing while gazing at the beauty that is surrounding you.

Don't miss this monumental artistic production in the Dutch capital

This monumental artistic production is a collaboration between Berlin’s design and art studio WHITEvoid, Amsterdam electronic music promoters Audio Obscura and one of the Dutch capital’s renowned cultural venues, Westergas.

SKALAR was previously seen in Berlin in 2018, where thousands of people were wowed by its cutting-edge blend of kinetic mirrors, perfectly synchronised moving lights and intense sonic soundscapes.

About Westergas and the Gashouder

Westergas is the cultural hub in Amsterdam’s Westerpark that includes spaces such as the legendary Gashouder. With a history stretching back to 1902, the impressive site plays host to many innovative audio-visual spectacles, making it a perfect fit for SKALAR. 

Many events and festivals take place at the Westergas, such as the Unseen Photo Fair, World Press Photo and the IamExpat Fair - Amsterdam each year.

Get your tickets to SKALAR

Tickets for SKALAR are available online already. Get your tickets to SKALAR and plan your visit to this mesmerising art installation at Westergas.