Read the article on the Philips website here!
“A day in the life of the Castle”. Dynamic lighting, sound and film directed by Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke.
The premiere of “A Day in the Life of the Castle” marks the completion of ten years of restoration works of Castle Amerongen. The multimedia show is be staged in all rooms of the castle during the next three years.
The development of the dynamic, timecode-controlled lighting system in the castle is a collaboration between Philips Lighting, Peter Greenaway and Lichtpunt. This entire installation has been specially produced for the reopening of Castle Amerongen and temporarily brings back the original castle inhabitants. Dynamic lighting by Philips combines smoothly with sound and image projections of the various actors in the castle chambers, and brings the castle to life. The cast is a constellation of famous actors and actresses such as Gijs Scholten Asschat, Anneke Blok and Kitty Courbois.
Rogier van der Heide, Chief Design Officer at Philips Lighting, says “Lighting creates entertainment value by supporting the story. The light in various rooms of the castle joins the atmosphere and storyline of the film. This creates an exciting interplay between light and the narration. At Philips Lighting, we link technology to the meaningful application of our products. This means that a product is not only innovative, but its application is relevant, and meaningful in the user’s context. Any technology, both now and in the future, should be relevant and meaningful. At Philips, we continue to innovate our products at the cutting edge, and at the same time we innovate the application. The partnership with Castle Amerongen, Peter Greenaway and Lichtpunt is a good example of this solutions-based approach.”
See the full Philips Lighting press release here.
The lighting of the Castle Amerongen production was a true collaboration:
- Philips Lighting: technical solutions: LED lighting, drivers, controls
- Lichtpunt: realisation, commissioning, lighting design
- De Theatermachine: lighting design
- Rembrandt Boswijk: technical direction
- NoTV: production
- Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke: concept and film