In 2018, Yoke created the light experience 'The Wave over the Water' in collaboration with Randers Municipality. The light installation captures real-time data, including wind direction and speed, through a strategically placed wind sensor next to the bridge crossing Randers Fjord. The data is then transformed into a unique visual experience, offering spectators an ever-changing display that mirrors the different phases of the day, seamlessly adapting to the dynamic weather and seasonal variations.
Nestled at the confluence of Gudenåen and Randers Fjord, the water plays a vital role in the town of Randers. 'Stibroen', a bridge which crosses the Randers Fjord, is an important connection point for its users: cyclists and pedestrians.
The artwork intends to add a unique attribute to the bridge by emphasising the elements around it: water and wind. To bring this vision to life, Yoke envisioned a wavy landscape realised through 40 columns of light, designed with varying heights and strategically positioned along the bridge. This ensures that the artwork can be appreciated from both afar and up close while passing the bridge.
The 40 columns are composed of steel H profiles, aluminium profiles, LED strips, diffusers and half-way mirrors. A wind sensor next to the bridge collects real-time data, such as wind direction and speed. The columns and the sensor are connected to a computer to translate the wind's real-time readings into a captivating visual experience.
'The Wave over the Water' celebrates the beauty of its surroundings and exemplifies the profound possibilities when art embraces the pulse of the living world.
Location: Randers, Denmark