ACTLD created the new media installation Light Matters, illustrating the existentialism of light, this year’s theme of the festival. By sailing on the canal, you can enjoy the artwork in a contemplative way surrounded by ambient sound. From the park, as a pedestrian, you will live an immersive and more intimate experience.
Out of the darkness, a flowing moving light appears in between the trees, dancing in the middle of the sky, like a mirage. An invisible surface catches light and keeps it as the only visible element, creating an immersive experience. A cloud of light, brought down to earth, floating above the spectators, between sky and water.
treasures Since the beginning of time, light has existed in its most existential form providing comfort and enchantment. More and more, artificial light tends to steal the thunder of natural lights and darkness. These natural phenomena are hiding nowadays in pure darkness like a diamond in a mine. To reveal these marvelous pieces of natural light into the heart of the city, Light Matters proposes a travel around the world and further. Rare treasures from the universe, the northern skies, the deep sea, the center of the earth and more... will float above us reminding people how much Light Matters. You can continuously be mesmerized by the versatility, power and beauty of light, which has been around for so much longer than man.
Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
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ACT Lighting Deisgn (ACTLD) is a Belgian based design agency founded by Koert Vermeulen in 1995. Today, the agency is specialized in lighting, visual and environmental design. Their portfolio includes light designs for interiors, buildings and outdoor spaces, as well as temporary lighting design and installations for festivals, ceremonies, shows and events. Innovation, personal experience and sustainability make up the core of the agency’s design practice.
Their international designs range from a light and water show in Las Vegas (Le Rêve, since 2005) to the lighting of the opening and closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (2010) or the Christmas lights on Regent Street in London (2015).