Photo © 2016 Janus van den Eijnden

THE LACE

2016  Amsterdam Light Festival

Design: Jin Choi and Thomas Shine

Crocheters: Jin Choi, Insuk Durham, Hyokyung Lee, Lara Pollack and Emma Lanctot Assembly

Assistants: Miriam Robinson and Chessin Gurtler

Structural Consultant:  Árni Björn Jónasson, ARA Engineering

Technical Support: Jeroen Henstra, Amsterdam Light Festival

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016 Janus van den Eijnden

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

The Lace was intended to be experienced differently during the day and night.

The Lace interacts with the water and daylight during the day: the daylight on rippled water makes glistening surface of the Lace and the reflection of the Lace makes the mirrored image on the water.

The glowing Lace against the dark sky and its ghosty reflection on the dark water creates a mirage, blurring spatial boundary between water and sky.  The shadow of the Lace on the building walls creates theatrical effect while the reflection of the Lace on the dark windows makes unexpected juxtaposition.

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016 Janus van den Eijnden

Photo © 2016 Janus van den Eijnden

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

The Lace can be experienced near and far.  Once a glowing lacy object from afar, the Lace slowly grows as it gets near and reveals its patterns, textures, detail and secrets of how it is constructed.

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016 Janus van den Eijnden

The Lace was intended to create spatial experience.  Not only it is a three dimensional artwork designed to be viewed in all directions, the Lace creates a space for the viewers to occupy the art.

A familiar historical object in unusual scale in levitation creates a sense of frozen moment.  The Lace hence creates an atmosphere that seemingly belongs to other world in other times.

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

Photo © 2016  CHOI+SHINE

If you would like to participate

in our future crochet projects,

please send us an email to:

skim [at] choishine.com

The design and images of The Lace  are copyright 2016, Choi+Shine Architects and may not be used without written permission. The Lace™  is a tradmark of Choi+Shine Architects.