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    At first sight I thought: 'Wow! This is beautiful'. I flew above Rotterdam for the first time at night. What I saw was an orange glowing 2D rendering of the city. 'Do I really live here?’ is what followed. This experience changed my perception of the city and I became fascinated by the use of artificial night lighting.

    Through the increasing artificial light, our nights become brighter. With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, 3 out of 4 people in cities have never experienced the wonderment of pristinely dark skies. With my project Nocturne, I turn the lights of our own making into what tends to be natural.

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    ...the empty sky, in which no star or sign is visible, in which one's bearings are lost and orientation is impossible.

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      Slide to see stars
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