Art installation EYE
The EYE is an art installation to give each visitor individualy
a glance over the city as well as a theatrical experience.
Buitink Technology developed the inflatable eye made of full
colour printed film for the art installation EYE. Buitink
Technology provided her knowledge of welding and structural
properties of films. Buitink Technology supplied also the air
equipment to maintain the correct pressure in the eye.
How does it work?
The visitor takes place on a movable chair mounted on a rail
system. The visitor is moved throught the window opening and
placed between the building and the inflatable EYE.
Construction of the installation
Art installation EYE consists mainly of three parts: the
inflatable eye, a pupil and the chair system. The EYE is an
inflatable lens with approximately 4 m diameter. The EYE is
inflatable to keep the total weight of the installation as low as
The pupil is based on the technique of polarising films,
transparent only for light in one wave direction. When two
polarising films are crossed and placed behind each other, no light
passes and the films get opaque.
The EYE is mounted on a metal frame which is a stand alone
object. Within this metal frame the movable chair system is
Who designed the installation?
Pascal Leboucq is the designer of the project, in cooperation
with Van Krieken, Buitink Technology, Canon and Kleefkracht.
||Full colour printed transparent film
||Stichting Nieuwe Helden
To test the frame, the film and the airpump we did a test with
the installation. Watch the movie and experience the huge amount of
stretch the film can handle!