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Ramses Shaffy, Lifelines.

A public artwork designed for the North-South Subway Line Amsterdam,
The Netherlands.Location: Subway Station Vijzelgracht.

For a public art competition in honor of the Dutch chanter and actor
Ramses Shaffy (1933-2009) Marjan Laaper designed a LED installation
Staged behind the large glass wall above the escalators in the metro
station Vijzelgracht.

Having read the biography of Ramses Shaffy she decided to map 28 influential
People throughout his life. Each person is represented with his/ her own lifeline.
The lifelines highlight the important moments in each individual’s life in relationship
to Ramses Shaffy. The lines are made of small LED’s that light each line separately
and together resemble metro lines. When lit jointly a portrait of Ramses Shaffy
becomes visible.

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Ramses Shaffy Vijzelgracht

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Ramses Shaffy Vijzelgracht