Surface Tension

A journalist passes through a flooded city by boat, reporting on the devastating effects of a major flood – it’s an image that you'll most likely recognise from the news. Trees, electricity poles and roofs stick out above the surface while cars and personal belongings float along along and the city’s residents have (hopefully) fled. It’s an intense, disruptive kind of disaster that's becoming more and more common.

For the 8th Edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Tom Biddulph and I created the artwork ‘Surface Tension’ in response to the theme Disrupt. Transorming a part of Amsterdam’s famous canal into a drowned city street; a warning to viewers about global rising water levels and devastating flooding around the world.


Producers - Bob van der Klaauw & Jeroen Henstra
3D design - Ivano Salonia
Construction - Daan ‘t Sas



Images sourced via #amsterdamlightfestival