The Sphere 3D

Just as a globe from a distance is observed as a dot and close by as a circle, the earth and the stars can also be perceived as two- or three-dimensional objects. This phenomenon manifests itself in everything and everyone according to perspective and dimension; everything is relative. We are part of the immense universe: on the one hand as a significant part, but on the other as a microscopic small part. The energy of a human being vibrates in the universe whereby the space around this human being is attuned to the frequency of the earth. In the Hindu writings, the Vedas, one can read about the creator Brahma. In a blink of an eye, he created the earth while actually millions of years had passed. In his expressions of light trapped in circular, multidimensional forms, conceptual light artist Clifton Mahangoe brings together the relativity in time perception together with life energy, called Prana. In his installations and videos, the artist appeals to everyone who wants to connect by means of light, in the belief that everything in the universe is connected by life energy.


The Sphere 3D

Light artwork The Sphere 3D brings stillness to the city: a moment of wonder and connection with each other. In the work, two opposites come together as harmonious partners. They form perfect circles surrounded by vibrations and spirals. In the projections, abstract dots and lines, images of sunlight, water reflections and swirling flocks of birds alternate.

During the months of December and February of 2018, The Sphere 3D was on the Westergasterrein, before travelling around the world. This includes the Venice Biennale in 2019. After this trip, The Sphere 3D will be installed at a very special location, yet to be revealed.


Light sculpture, Fiberglass 360, Diameter 300cm, Film and Animation, Color, 45”, Led Technology

Launch The Sphere 3D  14 December 2017

Presented by Maya Meijer
Art historian, owner Westergasfabriek and Palace Soestdijk.
Launch: The Sphere 3D was unveiled on 14 December at 6.30 pm on the large lawn between the Transformator House and the Machine Building in the Westerpark by Maya Meijer, art historian and also the owner of the Westergasfabriek BV. from December to February the artwork is exhibited, to then travel around. After the journey around the earth, the Sphere 3D will get a permanent place in a special location.

The Sphere 3D was made possible by the Amsterdam West district and the Westergasfabriek.