The Unofficial Archive

Species of Illumination by Bob de Graaf

Species of Illumination

Photo by Lisa Klappe

‘The movement of living creatures triggers sensations, emotions and communication,’ says Bob de Graaf. Fascinated with autonomous movement, he has created ‘Species of Illumination’; two lights that act and react like autonomous creatures. Wallace responds to changes in light intensity in its environment and brings light to the darkest corners. Darwin searches for sunlight to charge its battery during the daytime, and in the evening wanders around the house, ‘accompanying’ us with its light. The interaction and emotional relationship they bring contribute to our well-being. They behave like pets. They are lively lights you can play with.

Bob de Graaf