We recently showed you how the Amsterdam Light Festival is setting the city aglow with brilliant light art pieces scattered around the city. One of those artworks is by Eindhoven-based Studio Toer and takes inspiration from the natural bioluminescence of fireflies. ‘Social Sparkles’ is a cumulus of LEDs that hovers around a tree that only reacs when there are people around.

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It consists of 100 elements that sense movement, twinkle and seem to fly as visitors enter the square. This way a swarm of lights fills the air above, inviting interaction and producing a sense of awe.

Watch the video above to get a feeling of it, and if you have plans to visit Amsterdam before the festival ends on 17 January, 2016, you’re in for an unforgettable treat.

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Photos by Studio Toer