From 22 June 2019, the Groninger Museum presents Daan Roosegaarde – Presence: the artist and innovator’s first major museum solo project. Roosegaarde has developed this groundbreaking new interactive artwork specially for the Groninger Museum. Where he previously displayed his work in the external public domain, the artist now adopts the internal museum space for the first time, with a large-scale, phosphorescent landscape which changes colour and shape because of the presence of visitors. Unlike most exhibitions, which demand that art should be viewed from a distance, this installation encourages physical interaction. Roosegaarde is known for Icoon Afsluitdijk and international projects like Waterlicht and Smog Free Tower. As a pioneer of the landscape of the future, he investigates the concept of the Dutch word ‘schoonheid’ in its dual meaning – beautiful and clean – which takes shape in new social core values like clean air, clean water and clean energy. Presence envisions this theme by using new materials and principles of physics, evoking visitors to become aware of their own presence in a unique manner.