SPARK comes to London
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Sustainable fireworks in London!

July 27, 2022

This year’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) in London opens with the spectacular UK premiere of SPARK, the creation of Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde, who takes inspiration from the natural phenomenon of fireflies, to create a reimagined and environmentally responsible public celebration, which updates the ritual of fireworks.

The result is a poetic performance which will be presented at the National Maritime Museum after-dark on 26 and 27 August 21.00-23.00, free entrance. Thousands of biodegradable light sparks will organically float through the air, inspiring visitors to wonder and reflect.

As a social design lab, Dutch designer and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and his team connect people and technology in designs that improve daily life in urban environments and spark the imagination. The studio has won numerous international design awards. Internationally acclaimed works include WATERLICHT (a virtual flood showing the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECT (the world's first largest outdoor air purifier which turns smog into jewellery), SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night), SPACE WASTE LAB (visualising and up-cycling space waste), URBAN SUN (cleans public spaces of the coronavirus) and Seeing Stars (brings the stars back to the streets of your city). SPARK is the fourth project in the series DreamScapes with Media. Monks in which a dream is turned into reality to create a better world. https://www.studioroosegaarde.net

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