So i knew this guy...

The first time we met - I think it was in the summer of 2005 - he had to introduce himself as the boyfriend of a girl friend of a friend of mine, which was the shortest description of our relationship. I never really spoke to the guy, he was weird: He had the weirdest short-term hobbies, like determinating minerals and collecting empty TP-rolls, which he signed by date and asset-location.
Anyhow, eventually the girlfriend left. I didn't see her or 'this guy' anymore.

Until...

At some point, that friend of mine suggested we should go for a beer and ask this guy along. And so we did.

It turned out he'd been busy. He built an outdoor shelter/bed/greenhouse in his garden, bought himself some chickens and built a place for them to stay as well.

He also showed me this video of some coloured blots moving on Pink Floyd's psychedelic music. While the video was playing, he's telling me that he initially wanted a lava-lamp, but it somehow turned out otherwise. He got himself this overhead projector (the thing that your 90's highschool teacher used to project next weeks homework on a screen), on which he places a clockface (bought a clock, took the glass, left the clock in the store) filled it with baby-oil, water and foodcolourings, and turned it into a psychedelic physics spectacle, a liquid light show!

...in the worst ever quality! I happened to be interested in photography and video editing, and definitely saw the potential, but this would just not do. So I asked him if he could show us how he did it, live.

I took my camera and went to his place, and right there, on the bare spot, a project was born.

Ed (as people seem to call him) opens the door in a doctor's coat, splattered with color and messyness, and leads me to his lab, which is also his livingroom. He dropped some water and colourings in the bowl, I started the recording, we put Pink Floyd on, sat down, and an hour later Ed's Amazing Liquid Light Show was a fact.

From there on, Ed and I have been on a colourful journey towards perfecting the art of Liquid Light. What you see here today, are the fruits of years of experimentation, adaptation and pure creation.

We hope you enjoy.

Jeroen Bouma
Bouma Productions