by Gijs van Bon
5-7 November 2021
In Greek mythology, Nyx is a night goddess who leads the world through darkness.
In the same way, the artwork Nyx leads the audience through darkness by writing one luminous letter after another, leaving luminous poetry in the city’s dark streets.
Concept and creation: Gjis van Bon
Producer: Tanja Ruiter
Computer operated machine
Photo luminescent powder
GIJS VAN BON
Gijs van Bon is widely known for his abstract kinetic artworks, light art, and time-specific art installations. In his highly conceptual yet decidedly physical works, elements of technology, art, and theatrical performance seamlessly intersect. Van Bon makes use of an ever-growing repertoire of technical inventions and materials to design his slowly moving and carefully choreographed objects. These multidisciplinary objects and installations often ‘come to life’, becoming autonomous, theatrical events in and of themselves. Both his smaller and larger-scale pieces invite viewers to look closer while simultaneously expanding their notions of time, language and space.
Van Bon attended Design Academy Eindhoven and received his advanced training at HKU at the Department of theatre Design. From 2001 onward, his work has been shown in galleries, art centres and at events and festivals all over the world. Van Bon lives in Nuenen and works in his dynamic studio ‘La Citta Mobile’ in the city of Eindhoven among other artists and designers.
Website: Gjis van Bon