Bonfire is a three meter high interactive light sculpture. It was created for the celebration of the 900 year anniversary of the city of Utrecht. The event uses the theme “Utrecht, city without walls”, to emphasize the open and welcoming nature of the city, and we created Bonfire to symbolize this.
We see sitting around a campfire with friends or strangers as a universal human experience that brings people together. Nearly everyone has positive memories of sitting around the fire, staring into the flames and feeling the sense of community and togetherness that it creates. It’s a shared experience that transcends cultures, and has been experienced by us since prehistoric times. Bonfire symbolizes this feeling with its warm glow, which gets brighter and brighter as more people are gathered around the installation.
Bonfire for Utrecht900 on the Mariaplaats in Utrecht, November 2022
Bonfire on I Light U festival in Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, December 2022