The Dutch Aidsfonds asked Beersnielsen for help, lighting out the tears of a pink statue which cries every 40 seconds. Every 40 seconds a person dies of AIDS so the statue drops a tear every 40 seconds.
Crying every 40 seconds is a challenge, but showing that tear on a statue which stands outside is even more challenging. By integrating a fixture in the base of the statue the tear blinks and is visible.
To achieve the blinking tear effect we did some lighting tests with a dummy/mannequin and an infusion set.
The pink 3D printed statue has visited the Beursplein in the center of Amsterdam and at this moment you can see it at the Lieve Vrouwekerkhof in Amersfoort.