V2_ is proud to present Edwin van der Heide’s audiovisual installation Evolving Spark Network. A festive opening will take place during Rotterdam Museum Night on Saturday, March 5, from 20:00 to 02:00 (admission free). The installation will be on view in the V2_exhibition space from Tuesday, March 8, through Sunday, March 13, between 14:00 and 18:00.
An electric spark is the most elementary way of creating light and produces the briefest audible sound. The Rotterdam artist and composer Edwin van der Heide took inspiration from these facts in developing this spectacular installation, in which sparks fly back and forth 15 feet above the audience’s heads, flashing and crackling. The light and sound installation Evolving Spark Network symbolizes the human nervous system. Like the neurons in our bodies, the sparks form a complex network of connections, and the installation responds to external stimuli just as a nervous system does.