Gijs van Bon


Nyx, goddess of the night, daughter of Chaos, pulls the dark nebula over the world while striding along the heavens.
Nyx writes poems with light emitting powder at night. Letter after letter, the shining text appears slowly out of the machine. Once on the ground, the glowing letters form words and the words poetic texts.

The wonderful writer leads the text and the reader through the night.

Facts & Figures

  • outdoor | indoor
  • walk act
  • language no problem
  • suitable for all ages
  • 180 minutes
  • 1 x per night
  • Eindhoven (NL)
  • Website

Gijs van Bon is widely known for his abstract kinetic artworks, light art, and time-specific art installations. In his highly conceptual yet decidedly physical works, elements of technology, art and theatrical performance seamlessly intersect. Van Bon makes use of an ever-growing repertoire of technical inventions and materials to design his slowly moving and carefully choreographed objects. These multidisciplinary objects and installations often ‘come to life’, becoming autonomous, theatrical events in and of themselves. Both his smaller and larger-scale pieces invite viewers to look closer while simultaneously expanding their notions of time, language and space.

Van Bon (1975) attended Design Academy Eindhoven and received his advanced training at HKU at the Department of theatre Design. From 2001 onward, his work has been shown in galleries, art centres and at events and festivals all over the world. Van Bon lives in Nuenen and works in his dynamic studio ‘La Citta Mobile’ in the city of Eindhoven among other artists and designers.

Artistic creation   Gijs van Bon
Performers   Gijs van Bon, Benno Hartjes, Bram Duijf 

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