Bridge of the Rainbow

Philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) was the first to scientifically explain a rainbow in 1636, while he was living in Amsterdam. Naturally, a rainbow is elusive, no one will ever find the foot nor the pot of gold that would be there. However, Artist and light designer Gilbert Moity (FR) firmly plants a rainbow in the middle of a cityscape, tangible and contrasting with the dark night.

With Bridge of the Rainbow he creates a connection of two banks and the illusion of a gate. The artwork symbolizes the openness and diversity, and the color range also represents the LGBTQIA community which is vital to most city's identity and colourfulness.

About the artist

For Gilbert Moity light is a source of beauty and life but also an extraordinary tool. The night is his canvas for expression. The Frenchman aims to create a narrative that transforms urban landscapes and capture the immaterial. Moity has a free and open approach to design, architectural lighting and other artistic installations and public mass events. He often collaborates with various craftsman and researches new technologies and materials that generate new creations. These creations push the boundaries of high technologies.

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