In addition to the many public celebrations already planned around the coronation of King William Alexander on 30 April 2013, Rotterdam’s entrepreneurs, the City of Rotterdam, Nationale Nederlanden and Mothership joined hands to do something characteristically ‘Rotterdam’ for their city. Mothership quickly came up with the suggestion of a magisterial pair of artists who got together for the occasion, Gijs & Thijs (Gijs van Bon & Thijs Kelder), who in turn created an amazing, joint 30 by 35 metre artwork for the side of the Nationale-Nederlanden building. Thijs made the fluorescent line drawing from which Gijs developed his projections. The animation shows up especially well in the evening hours, as Queen Beatrix makes way for her son, King Willem Alexander.
Information & Credits
Commissioned by Mothership
Photography by Monique van Benthin