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AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL #10

About the case

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Edition #10 of Amsterdam Light Festival revolved around the theme 'Celebrate Light', with the highlights of the past nine editions making a comeback on the waters of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Light Festival celebrated this anniversary edition together with the city, its residents and visitors. The light art in the public space encouraged a healthy walk, which proved to be more popular than ever. For many hundreds of thousands of people - young and old - it was a beacon of light during the dark period of lockdown.  The artworks of Amsterdam Light Festival that are part of the Light Art Collection will continue their journey together with us and travel to other places to illuminate people all over the world.

 

Participating artists 

Alaa Minawi, Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Angelo Bonello, Barstow Foundation, Gilbert Moity, Erik Kessels, Ivana Jelic & Pavle Petrovic,  Koros Design, OGE Group, Ralf Westerhof, Sergey Kim, Streetart Frankey, Vendel & de Wolf, Victor Viksek.

 

Photo's: Janus van den Eijnden

 

facts & figures
  • 750.000 visitors
  • 53 days of light art 
  • 23 artworks 
  • 14 international artists 
  • 6,5km walking route 
“ The light art of Amsterdam Light Festival has been of support for hundreds-thousands of people during a hard period of lockdown. ”

SNFCC LIGHT INSTALLATIONS AT STAVROS NIARCHOS PARK.

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Athens, Greece

For a few years in a row since during winter, SNFCC presents in partnership with Light Art Collection impressive light installations by leading artists, for the first time in Greece. Stravos Niarchos Park turns into a futuristic setting, unraveling the magic of SNFCC. The visitors can take a winter stroll in an electrified, dream-like atmosphere, explore the interplay of light and sound, nature and beauty, science and art engaging with interactive installations. Discovering the freedom of play and the boundaries between light, colours and movement through interactive installations for all ages. 

 

Participating artists 

LightForm (NL), Amigo & Amigo (AU),  Studio Toer (NL)

 

Photo's: site-specific version of Firefly Field by Studio Toer 2021 SNFCC/ Nikos Karanikolas, Parabolic Lightcloud by Amigo & Amigo 2020 SNFCC/ Theofilos Vernados.

 

facts & figures
  • Where Athens, Greece
  • When Winter, for the fifth consecutive year  
  • What Walking route of light Installation

 

     The light installations are creating a magical setting.  ”

NORRKÖPING LIGHT FESTIVAL

About the case

Nörrkoping, Sweden

Located two hours south from Stockholm is the beautiful industrial city of Nörrkoping. A city situated by the mouth of the river Motala Ström. Every winter, just before Christmas, the city is enlightened by light art installations that are located along this river in a festival called Nörkopping Light Festival. Light Art Collection has curated Norrköping Light Festival for three years in a row: 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. We’ve created a walking route through the city center and selected the artworks that reflect the city’s history and environment. Light Art Collection will curate the festival of 2018-2019 as well.

Participating artists:

Stephen Newby, Ralf Westerhof, Thomas Ribás, Geraud Periole, Jetske Visser & Michiel Martens, VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX, Viktor Vicsek, Rob van Houten, Katja Galyuk, Tropism art collective & Angus Muir.

Photo's by Matthias Lindh. 

facts & figures

- 50.000
- 30 days
- 10 installations
- 3 editions

“ We are looking forward to continue developing our fine coöperation. ”

LIGHT ART KNOKKE-HEIST

About the case

Knokke-Heist, Belgium

 

Light ART is on display each year during the end-of-year period in Knokke-Heist, Belgium and is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors. For the last edition, the curator drew inspiration from some pioneers in light art and music. The light art walk provided a unique atmosphere during these dark days. Together with the organisation of light ART we work together on creating meaningful light art-driven experiences for a few years in a row. 

 

Participating artists:

2021-2022 edition: Windows by Lynne Leegte, Lumenus by Lumus, Talking Heads by Viktor Vicsek, Absorbed by Light by Gali May Lucas and Picto Sender Machine by Felipe Prado. 

 

Photo’s by: Maria Kolessova &  J.P. Deschepper

facts & figures
  • 210.000 visitors
  • 24 days
  • 9 artworks
  • 2,5 km walking route
The light art festival where light and sound merge

TORONTO LIGHT FESTIVAL

About the case

Toronto, Canada

Every year in December the Distillery Historic District organises a Christmas Market, bringing along with it a great cheer to the city of Toronto. However, in the month of January the neighbourhood always remained very quiet. Light Art Collection started a collaboration with Distillery District and started organizing the Toronto Light Festival. During the cold, dark days of January, city residents are drawn out of their traditional indoor habitats to experience Toronto in a way they never have before. The Toronto Light Festival exhibits the creativity of local and international artists and is a winter experience designed to entertain and inspire.


Participating artists:
VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX, Angelo Bonello, alaa minawi, LAVA/Barrisol, Vikas Patil & Santosh Gujar, Lightform, Studio Toer, OGE Group & Tom Dekyvere.

facts & figures

- 45 days
- 13 acres
- 44 buildings
- 17 installations

“ We never expected such an extreme amount of visitors during these cold and dark days of the year ”

BOUNDARY OF LIGHT – 2016 SEA WORLD LIGHT FESTIVAL SHENZHEN

About the case

Shenzhen, China

‘Boundary of Light – Sea World Light Festival’ took place in 2016 and was curated by The Pin Projects. In collaboration with Light Art Collection and Connecting Cities (Germany), 9 interactive lighting and video installations from China, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada were on display. The festival aimed to blur the boundaries between art, design and architecture, and offer a multidimensional experience to visitors through a unique interpretation of light by its creators.

Participating artists
Stichting Barstow, Tropisme Art and Sciense Collective, Serge Schoemaker Architects, VENINVIDIMULTIPLEX, Angela Chong  

facts & figures

- 22 days
- 9 artworks

“ We use light as a medium to connect people from different cultural backgrounds ”

NEVERSEA FESTIVAL AND UNTOLD FESTIVAL

About the case

Constanta and Cluj-Napoca, Romania

During the summer months of 2017, the light art installations Rotifers (Nicole Anona Banowetz) and Talking Heads (Viktor Vicsek) travelled to Romania and were exhibited at two big dance festivals: Neversea Festival, which was held between 7-9 July in Constanta at the Black sea coastline, and Untold Festival, the largest annual electronic music festival of Romania, taking place from 3-6 August in Cluj-Napoca.
 

facts & figures

- 2 artworks
- 2 artists
- 100.000 visitors (Neversea Festival)
- 300.000 visitors (Untold Festival)

“ Over 400.000 visitors saw Talking Heads and I believe all of them loved it ”

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