On October 16, Dutch artist Niko Princen is featured in the free art event “Aurora” at the Dallas Arts District.
On October 16, Dutch artist Niko Princen is featured in the free art event “Aurora” at The Dallas Arts District. “Aurora” is a public contemporary art exhibition of interactive light, video, sound, and performance.
Niko Princen participates in “Aurora” with his piece “In the Event of Fire.” The work provides a unique opportunity for visitors in Dallas to blow out a candle in Amsterdam through a microphone by the power of bass sound waves and the internet. The live feed of the candle in Amsterdam will be projected in a monumental way on the façade of the Meyerson Symphony Center.
On the same night as “Aurora,” Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden will conduct the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 5.” Van Zweden will also participate in the “Aurora” exhibition by blowing out the candle in Niko Princen’s interactive artwork.
Niko Princen studied art at the Hogeschool van de Kunsten Utrecht and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In his work he concentrates on the internet, a place in which human interaction and (mis)communication through the computer play a role. Princen works in front of the screen as well as behind it, sometimes melting the two together. His work has been shown internationally at venues like Kunsthaus Langenthal in Switzerland, The Future Gallery in Berlin, and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.