Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship Created with Water and Light

Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship Created with Water and Light

Romanian Art collective Visual Skin recreated the legendary Flying Dutchman ghost ship for the Amsterdam Light Festival which ended in January.

The mythical ship originates from 17-century nautical folklore and the Flying Dutchman is said to never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. Anchored in front of the ARCAM Amsterdam Centre for Architecture and the Scheepvaartmuseum, Visual Skin used four large water hoses, old-fashioned stage lights and 3D projection mapping. Visual Skin adds:

“The wind plays an important role in achieving the desired ghostly and dreamy effect – when it picks up and blows against the streams of water, the image shakes and it is almost like we are looking at a magnetic field.” [source]

Photography by Janus van den Eijnden

[via designboom]

Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship Created with Water and Light