luxembourg-light-festival

Luxembourg Light Festival
15 - 17 december 2017 From 6pm to 11pm

During the festival the city center lights up and enchants spectators of all ages thanks to its beautiful lights effects and video projections.
 

Luxembourg Light Festival
15 - 17 december 2017 from 6pm to 11pm

From 15th to 17th of December 2017, the 3rd edition of the Luxembourg Light Festival took place in the city centre, organised by the City of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.

For the first time since the festival's debut, a variety of artists have been exposing their light artworks along a set itinerary along the various sights of the city. From 6 to 11 p.m. the audio-visual installations, video projections and interactive light shows could be discovered for free as the visitors journeyed across the city centre. The 2017 edition of the Luxembourg Light Festival set its focus on diversity and accessibility and was open to people of every age and origin.

Artists

  • 1 PLACE GUILLAUME II
    VARIOUS ARTISTES

    Artists: Various artists

    Several artists have submitted videos, each one of which lasts around 5 min., creating a total loop of approximately 30 min.. The central theme focuses on the interaction between colourful lighting and music, at the same time integrating the surrounding space and the shapes of the city hall’s facade where the lights are projected. The video accompanies the lighting and general atmosphere of the square Place Guillaume II and the ice rink. The animations, calm by contrast, convey fluid transitions, while the dancing lights are more dynamic as they are inspired by disco lighting and psychedelic designs, the futuristic look of the ’80s and bioluminescent organisms (saturated colours, neon and fluorescent lighting).

  • 2 PLACE CLAIREFONTAINE
    COLLECTIF COIN › CHILD HOOD
    WWW.COLLECTIF-COIN.COM

    Artists: Collectif Coin (www.collectif-coin.com; https://vimeo.com/78616683)

    Child Hood is a cloud made up of countless bright balloons, it moves between digital minimalism and a monumental kinetic installation. It pervades through space and the wind rushes between the balloons. As an ultimate performer, it injects a touch of chaos within a precise composition of sound and light.

  • 3 RUE DU ST ESPRIT
    WONDERWERK › CASCADE

    Artists: Wonderwerk (collective)

    Setting off from 19, rue du Saint Esprit, the street transforms into a 30-metre winter fantasy world. Eight  fog machines create cascades of fog that flow along the facades, leaving a foggy blanket hovering just above ground. Laser projections reinforce the mythical feel, creating a real "winter wonderland" and luring visitors into a magical and enchanting atmosphere.

  • 4 U-TURN ARCHIVES NATIONALES
    LEIF HEIDENREICH › INTERAKTIVE LICHTSTRECKE
    WWW.LEIFHEIDENREICH.COM

    Designer: Leif Heidenreich (www.leifheidenreich.com)

    This fun and interactive installation is made up of 25 luminescent LED tubes positioned every 1,500 mm and fixed vertically to the wrought-iron balustrade near the National Archives. Thanks to a photoelectric barrage, the tubes gradually light up as the visitors pass, making it an interactive experience for them while creating various light formations. At predetermined times or depending on the last interaction recorded, the mode of interaction is replaced by a linear animation mode that accentuates the illuminated path.

  • 5 FORTIFICATIONS & PLATEAU
    FLORIAN KÜHNLE › PUBLITHOGRAPHICS
    WWW.LARIFON.DE

    Artist: Florian Kühnle (www.larifon.de / https://vimeo.com/231728777)

    On the platform near to the fortifications, there is a photo booth where visitors from the Luxembourg Light Festival can record a video that will then appear on the wall of the chemin de la Corniche, so that a mélange of both recent and older videos are constantly playing. Thanks to this interactive "video mapping", the stones of the wall are thrust into the limelight, and not by chance, as they form an integral part of the concept behind the project: They are not a neutral surface for the projections; on the contrary, each stone, unique in its shape and size, becomes a pixel of the image projected.

  • 6 ON THE PORTE ESPAGNOLE
    KAROLINA MARKIEWICZ ET PASCAL PIRON › NEON THOUGHTS
    (artists also exhibiting at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d‘art contemporrain)
    WWW.MARKIEWICZ-PIRON.COM

    Artists: Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron (www.markiewicz-piron.com)

    The project "Neon Thoughts" consists of an illumination of the Porte Espagnole of Lëtzebuerg City Museum and the "Aquarium" of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum of Contemporary Art. In an effort to reinforce the link of artistic work to its creative process or to a set of questions and interpretations on history, memory and contemporaneity, artists have developed a series of quotations-reflections in the form of luminous installations: bright fireflies. The words are formed with glow sticks to create phrases, quotes and shapes that correspond to the lines of thought, calls for help or intellectual enlightenment that are experienced when creating an artistic piece of work.

    "Neon Thoughts" is part of the overall project "Side-Effects of Reality", a series of short films, paintings and drawings.

  • 7 CHEMIN DE LA CORNICHE
    CORNICHE HIGHLIGHTS

    Artist: Illumination set up by the City of Luxembourg in the framework of the Luxembourg Light Festival

    On the chemin de la Corniche, visitors will discover a lighting installation with lasers that highlights the specific topography of Luxembourg City and transports its audience back to a time when the valley was created by the fluxes of the ocean.

  • 8 MUSÉE NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE ET D’ART
    URBAN SCREEN › PRESENT TENSE
    WWW.URBANSCREEN.COM

    Agency: Urban Screen (www.urbanscreen.com)

    What happens when a medium like dance, which is characterized by its physical presence, suddenly loosens up space and time? Can it be reintegrated into the architectural reality of the building onto which it is projected? And does the onlooker still perceive a digital video in itself, as the borders of the screen fade?

Hot beverages and other possibilities to warm up can be found along the way.

Organizers

Contact us

 

Luxembourg City Tourist Office
30, Place Guillaume II 
B.P. 181 L-2011 LUXEMBOURG
T. +352 22 28 09
F. +352 46 70 70
E. touristinfo@lcto.lu