School of Lights

School of Lights is an interactive light installation inspired on schooling behavior of fish. The lights relate to each other and the surrounding as if they are a school of fish.

The project is a collaboration between dr. Jolle Jolles from the Max Planck institute of Ornithology and creative studio Toer. Jolles is a collective behavior researcher. He proved that different fish within a school have there individual characters. His knowledge of fish behavior is used to control the lights in this installation.

When it is quiet, the lights move calmly. When the audience approaches, the lights move away.

For more information about the research visit
Jolle Jolles Lab and
Max Planck institute of Ornithology.

Dutch Design Week 2018

School of lights is part of the exhibition ongoing dialog at De Kazerne. For more info visit

School of lights is also exhibited at Het Klokgebouw in hal A. For more information visit