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Whether a glass is half full or half empty is a matter of perspective. Perspective also plays a major role here. At first the houses seem to be three-dimensional, but when you look closer you’ll see that they're two-dimensional.

The changing perspectives work as an optical illusion. The artwork was inspired by Einstein's theory of relativity: you, as an observer, influence the event. The work is also a view of the city: the houses have depth, they are part of a city with all kinds of perspectives.

About the artist

Berry van Egten and Ellen Goulmy founded the Lighting Design Academy in Amersfoort in 1993. You can specialize in a wide range of subjects, from LED light and daylight to light software. Together with a group of students from the academy they designed the installation.

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