Winter is the time for celebrating mild, as a result of all of us have an innate want for mild, particularly on the time of 12 months when sunshine is in brief provide. Considered one of these occasions, held all through the month of February, is the second Copenhagen Light Festival.
Like several self-respecting mild pageant, the Copenhagen initiative features a huge vary of installations particularly designed to make strolling across the metropolis a multisensorial expertise; plenty of mild installations are related to sounds.
Right here, we current plenty of the installations proposed this 12 months which, even when seen solely in images, reveal the ferment of creativity related with mild.
Corona – Black Gap Solar is a piece created by design studio Kollision in partnership with LiteNordic Areas and Martin Skilled particularly for the Copenhagen waterfront. The outdated brick façades of the Nordatlantens Brygge add to the fascination to the set up, which consists of an simply identifiable circle, with a programmable mild shining on the façade to create the phantasm of a photo voltaic eclipse. The set up is meant to reclaim the title Corona and anchor it to the optimism represented by the solar; the artists’ concept is {that a} photo voltaic eclipse, just like the pandemic to which the title alludes, causes us to worry that our whole foundation of existence has been put out of play for a short time, but it surely additionally heralds the return of sunshine. And so its shining is a message of hope.
Bubbleds by RandomG is impressed by Copenaghen’s canals, underlining their magnificence and lighting up the waterfront within the port of Havnegade with 20 circles of colored LED mild: their reflections within the water and their place create the feeling of bubbles dancing on the ocean.  
Electrical solar by Chilean artist Paula Castillo, situated in Zieglers Gaard, is a poetic illustration of the trail of the daylight framed in architectural areas, although on this case it’s exhibited outside. Briefly, an immersive sequence of adjusting lights and hues projected from the façade of a constructing replicates the natural high quality of pure mild, inviting passers-by to decelerate and let themselves be absorbed in a surreal, magical scene combining mild, color and time.
Wauww stands for What an unusually fantastic wave, and is an set up by lighting designer and artist Mads Vegas consisting of 250 luminous components playfully mixing into Kalvebod Bølge’s bridge. Mariliis Kundla and Sofia Ivarsson created REFLEX, a kinetic paintings highlighting the dimensions of architectural house, consisting of two diamonds containing a complete of 624 extremely reflective prismatic medallions that seem like a college of fish. They produce delicate mild results showing and disappearing on the waterfront of Gammel Strand, reflecting the weather of their environment just like the day-to-day rhythm of the wind, daylight and the cityscape.
To search out out in regards to the location of those and different mild installations and browse or take heed to details about the installations and the artists who created them, obtain the Copenhagen Light Festival – Within10Minutes app, a real information to exploration of the “artfully” illuminated metropolis.

Christiane Bürklein

Copenhagen Light Festival

February 5 by way of 27, 2021

Copenhagen, Denmark

Extra info: https://copenhagenlightfestival.org/

Photographs: Christoffer Askman, KongshaugTV, CLF

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