Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands turns into a natural stage platform for live performances, music and visual arts throughout a period of ten days. This conversion takes place to celebrate the Oerol Festival of the Dutch Culture. For this year’s celebration, Plastique Fantastique had designed a mobile and almost mystical bubble-like structure for the LOUD SHADOWS project exhibition at the heart of the island’s dense greeneries.
Plastique Fantastique is a platform which provides alternative, adaptable and low energy temporary space installations for short-duration activities. Their unique construction promotes the idea of activating, creating and sharing public space while inviting the public to join in the innovative and artistic processes. To simply put it, it’s a “skin that separates but also connects”.
Dance, music and art
The first inflatable dome was of a soft and transparent skin. It provided a slightly altered look of the exterior natural surrounding, challenging the perception of time.
Connected by a white tunnel-like circular path with window panels, it led to the other dome structure of the exhibition. This bubble was a frosty white, creating hazy views of the outsides. It complemented the intimate atmosphere created to blend in the dance and music seamlessly.
Plastique Fantastique aims to incorporate urban environment with art projects to provide a naturalistic and mesmerising experience to the audience. To check out more of their past works, click here.
Written by: Sumichhya Gurung