_PING is one of the light artworks that has resulted from the three-year cooperation between GLOW Eindhoven and light festival Qinhuai in Nanjing, China.
Following up on the beautiful light artwork _ROOT created by Gijs van Bon at GLOW 2017, ASML and GLOW Eindhoven take their partnership to the next level. Hightech company ASML and light art festival GLOW meet at _PING, the latest creation of Gijs van Bon, in which traditional light art merges with interactive light applications in networks. A unique project that will not only be displayed at GLOW Eindhoven, but at the Qinhuai Lightfestival in Nanjing as well.
“We’re a long-term partner to GLOW, as it relates to what we do on several levels. We focus on light and technology, just like GLOW. We’re happy to support a thriving festival that is a valuable asset for not only the city of Eindhoven but also the city of Nanjing where ASML has an office as well.” Hank Oosterbaan, Global Manager Labor Market Communications, ASML.
_PING is a long line of 250 beacons (lanterns) placed along the GLOW route, hanging 3-4m above the ground. Each tubular beacon is surrounded by small LEDs and fitted with two loud speakers. They pass messages spoken by the public on to each other in a chain reaction using light and sound and, in doing so, make a dynamic and positive contribution to the street scene. On the platform at 18 Septemberplein you can leave your message for the GLOW public on the route. As soon as the spoken message has been recorded and the end of the drumstick lights up, the big Chinese drum can be hit. Upon impact your message is fired into the chain of beacons.