Patrice Warrener-Chromolithe, Villa de Laak
French-born Patrice Warrener has become world famous for the way in which he illuminates buildings. From Belgium to Singapore, from Japan to the United Arab Emirates: everywhere he goes, he turns the world into a book of fairy-tale images. Warrener uses projectors able to project coloured light onto the facades of buildings with enormous precision. The tiniest architectural details are highlighted and bathed in such a bright colour that they appear freshly painted. In 1989, Warrener filed, and obtained, a patent for the technique He has worked on the method ever since, refining it to create spectacles, each more vibrant and imposing than the last, in each place he visits.
For GLOW, he puts Villa de Laak in the limelight. In the glow of his illumination, the monumental buildings lining the Nachtegaallaan almost look like sugared almonds. The surrounding gardens are also lit up. The buildings constantly change colour, to the accompaniment of evocative sounds.