The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change in the city of Bilbao, Spain, is the first in the world to showcase this innovative solution for sustainable community celebrations. SPARK is being launched just before the Chinese New Year as part of the artistic journey to the Summit.
Daan became inspired by the magical light of fireflies, and the desire to update the ritual of fireworks.
The result is SPARK Bilbao, a poetic performance of thousands of biodegradable light sparks which organically float through the air.
In Bilbao’s central park, this 50 x 30 x 50 metre cloud of SPARK inspires visitors to wonder and reflect on their connection to each other, themselves, and to nature. SPARK Bilbao will be exhibited at The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change from 1-3 June 2022 in Bilbao, Spain.
SPARK Bilbao invites everyone to become part of the journey to an environmentally-friendly future.
With SPARK the interconnectedness between humans and nature is celebrated, and traditions can be maintained in a new way. It is also a sustainable alternative for community events that want to promote reflection and celebration, such as the Olympics, Fourth of July, New Year's Eve or other communal celebrations.
"Celebrations are an important moment for communities to gather together and cherish their cultures. SPARK Bilbao evokes a child-like wonder which reconnects communities."
Museum director Draiflessen Collection and partner and curator of The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change
“For many people the current situation feels restrictive, and traditional fireworks are getting prohibited everywhere. SPARK Bilbao is a place of wonder which triggers reflection and shows a new sustainable alternative of celebrating together.”
Artist for The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change
We’re delighted that Daan Roosegaarde is a confirmed artist at The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change.