photo Lily


Lily is the Lumo family member who lives on the water. This digital organism consists of hundreds of light balls that subtly change in colour. They float on the surface of the water and communicate with each other. Each Lily is able to communicate with its environment using sensors. The movement of the water, the temperature and the size of the group influence the behavior of each individual Lily.

Lily floats on a dark and flat lake and makes constantly changing images. The Lilys make their own choices, creating unpredictable and complex light patterns. These impressive light patterns, which are distorted by the soft reflection of the water, provide a magical experience for the viewer.

Visitors compare looking at Lily to looking at a starry sky: the longer you look, the more you see.


  • Exhibited
  • Museum De Buitenplaats, Eelde, The Netherlands 2023
  • Down the Rabbit Hole, Groene Heuvels, The Netherlands 2023
  • Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands 2018
  • Welcome to the Village, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 2018
  • Mysteryland, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, 2016
  • Nuit Blanche, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016
  • Welcome to the Village, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 2016
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Type
  • Installation

  • Dimension
  • 200m2 - 50.000m2
  • Video
  • Joshua Maldonado
  • Photo
  • Knelis
  • files
  • Custom electronics, Cusom housing, anchor, rope
  • Special thanks
  • Lennard Peeters

Artistic vision