Belgrade of Light 2019

THE BOX | Q/TI/JA

Light design artistic group Radio.nica opened 10th Belgrade light festival with the performance THE BOX | Q/TI/JA.

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Theater director, Nikola Zavišić gathered a group of various professionals: architects, designers, dramaturges, performers, circus artists, actors etc. Together, they made liquid light show projected from overhead projectors, and achieved mesmerizing light effects using hand torches, lasers, chemicals, kaleidoscopes, glass crystals and other fine and reflective material.

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Combining Njegos’s philosophy, light experiments and circus elements, this performance is one in a lifetime experience. The interest was very high and they performed 3 times in a row that night. Luckily, their plan is to continue with performance outside of light festival so you can follow their updates here.

Photography: Vojislav Gelevski

LUMINESCENCE 

Incredible Bob brought hypnopompic light installation to Belgrade light festival.

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Luminescence consists of very dark space interrupted by algorithmic light intervals, coming from various media.

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Visitors had an opportunity to experience a state between a reality and a dream.

Photography: Vojislav Gelevski


THE WAVES / WEAVING THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM

As an introduction to astrophysicist Nataša Todorović’s lecture Weaving through the Solar System, visual artist Aleksandra Stratimirović and Argentine experimental trumpet player Leonel Kaplan joined together to perform The Waves.

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The Waves is synergetic light & sound performance that combines Stratimirović’s dynamic light installation and Kaplan’s trumpet improvisation. The experience transcended into a journey trough the outer space.

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Weaving through the Solar System lecture is about the significance of light from the science perspective. Nataša presented the ways astrophysicists collect data about the outer space with the help of light and spoke about the sunlight’s acting force.

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Photography: Vojislav Gelevski


ISKRA.KOZMA

Art collective Lansiranje brought a young energy to premises of KC Grad with light-embedded performance which was leading into the all-night party.

Lansiranje created their own world, inspired by “The Ray of the Microcosm” - a romantic, cosmic-religious poem. They explored and questioned sparks in space and ideas that are hiding behind them.

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They broke boundaries between visitors and performers by welcoming everyone to their unique world in which parties are extraterrestrial themed.

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Photography: Vojislav Gelevski


POLITICS OF RENDERING

Artist Mark Brogan presented his work in a form of photo-wallpaper along the gallery wall of KC Grad.

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Using 3D architectural tools, he worked with transparency, lighting and color to distort, reflect and manipulate the composition of the image. His work communicated between the real and virtual space, seamlessly connecting them together.

Ana Anakijev , project coordinator and  Aleksandra Stratimirovic , founder and creative director of Belgrade of light introducing Brogan’s work

Ana Anakijev, project coordinator and Aleksandra Stratimirovic, founder and creative director of Belgrade of light introducing Brogan’s work

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Photography: Vojislav Gelevski


SHIMMERING

Lighting designer Milica Komlenić led The Shimmering, children’s workshop.

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Using magnifiers, glitter, colored filters, overhead and slide projectors, the youngest had so much fun playing with light and shadow.

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Photography: Vojislav Gelevski


LIGHTSCAPES

Belgrade light festival traditionally started with Light detective walk and ended with Landscapes lighting discussion.

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Artists, light designers, architects, photographers, art historians, theater directors and others joined together to find lighting hero or villain of the city. We are so happy becoming official Transnational Lighting Detectives and having an opportunity to contribute to the Lightscapes discussion.

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Belgrade lighting detectives shared their impressions of the walk on the Lightscapes discussion on which Center for the Promotion of Science also joined.

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Photography: Vojislav Gelevski




Architecture. Rhythm. Shadow. Repeat.

I was so drawn into this type of visuals.

They make me wonder.

What is light without the shadow.

Is it a metaphor, feeling or maybe something not so abstract. Is it real.

Why do we strive for order, repetition, hierarchy.

What does the high contrast, rigidness and structure represent in our lives.

Do we feel safe there. Can we find something similar in nature.

Are we running away from it or is this something necessary in order to survive.

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2018-2019

 The theme for this year's edition is 'the medium is the message'. Have a look how artist around the world contributed to this years Light Festival in Amsterdam.

STARRY NIGHT by Ivana Jelić & Pavle Petrović

STARRY NIGHT by Ivana Jelić & Pavle Petrović

ALL THE LIGHT YOU SEE by Alicia Eggert

ALL THE LIGHT YOU SEE by Alicia Eggert

ABSORBED BY LIGHT by Gali May Lucas

ABSORBED BY LIGHT by Gali May Lucas

PARABOLIC LIGHTCLOUD by amigo & amigo

PARABOLIC LIGHTCLOUD by amigo & amigo

SHADOW SCAPES by Marcus Neustetter

SHADOW SCAPES by Marcus Neustetter

AFTEREAL by Yasuhiro Chida

AFTEREAL by Yasuhiro Chida

A.N.N. by Koros Design

A.N.N. by Koros Design

CONTINUUM by Sebastian Kite

CONTINUUM by Sebastian Kite

LIGHT A WISH by OGE Group

LIGHT A WISH by OGE Group

PICTO SENDER MACHINE by Felipe Prado

PICTO SENDER MACHINE by Felipe Prado

STRANGERS IN THE LIGHT by Victor Engbers & Ina Smits

STRANGERS IN THE LIGHT by Victor Engbers & Ina Smits

WAITING… by Frank Foole

WAITING… by Frank Foole

ARCHESTEXTURES: PORTAM CIVITATIS by Peter Snijder

ARCHESTEXTURES: PORTAM CIVITATIS by Peter Snijder

Photos: amsterdamlightfestival.com

Amsterdam Light Festival 2018 - Copyright Janus van den Eijnden (24)-HEADERS2017

Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov

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Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov

In 2003, Russian artist Leonid Tishkov fell in love with the moon and vowed to stay with her forever.
As the story goes, the moon descended from the sky and appeared in the thick upper brush of a pine tree outside Moscow; her crescent curves were boldly illuminated from within. Tishkov embraced her, adored her, and, when she asked to see the world, promised to show her as much of it as he could. “She shone to me personally and brightened my loneliness,” Tishkov says.

(h/t: ARTnews)

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Enlightened Music

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo    Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus. Photo Bruce Munro

Have you noticed how music can illuminate the mind of the artist ?

This amazing piece Cantus Arcticus by British artist Bruce Munro Bruce Munro is inspired by composition ‘Cantus Arcticus’ by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Transferring this astonishing painting created with music in his mind, the reality is enriched by one more complex, intriguing art installation...

The silhouettes of circling birds and shimmering curtains of light which remind of Aurora Borealis combined with music created outstanding  immersive experience for visitors of the Coach House gallery at Waddesdon Manor.

If you visit his official site, we are sure that you will inspired by so many magnificent ideas, art and innovations ... http://www.brucemunro.co.uk/

360° Mapping Projection of Tokyo, visualized as an Art City by Naked

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Naked is a Tokyo-based creative studio that exercise in the field of digital, realising artistic works, digital exhibitions, projection mapping, light installations and more. The latest project of Naked is TOKYO ART CITY, an art event exploring Tokyo through symbols of the city with a projection mapping in 360°. The human activity of Tokyo is expressed as particles of light spreading out in multiple dimensions. The artwork is located at Gallery AaMo in Tokyo from june 16th to september 3th, 2017.

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Performance at the Opening

Amazing Photos of Light from the Inside of a Cello

Originally posted posted by  https://twistedsifter.com/

Adrian Borda is an artist (surrealist painter) and photographer from Reghin, Romania. Inspired by an old print campaign for the Berlin Philharmonic, Borda managed to take a fascinating series of photos from the insides of old instruments like a cello and contrabass.

To achieve these shots, Borda fit a Sony NEX-6 camera equipped with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens inside the instrument and then used a smart remote so he could preview the workflow on his phone.

The way the light illuminates the interiors make for some fascinating captures and you can see more from the series along with Borda’s surrealist paintings at the links below!

ADRIAN BORDA

Website | Facebook | 500px | deviantART

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ADRIAN BORDA

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ADRIAN BORDA

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ADRIAN BORDA

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ADRIAN BORDA

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ADRIAN BORDA

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Light of Masterpieces

What happens when the light touches masterpieces of the present day? “Guardians of Time”,  a series of famous sculptures that marked art of our time, illuminated in various ways, keeps on watching on the mankind since 2006 when the first sculpture was created by remarkable Austrian artist Manfred "KILI" Kielnhofer.

Ever since,  “Guardians of Time”,  travel around the world sharing their mysticism and eternity...

Installed in public places, such as: monumental parks, central squares, ancient buildings, museums, castles, they have their roll in many art exhibitions, festivals, biennials...

Dealing with everlasting human desire for security, they guard us even by night with their light...

Public Art Basel light art fire show Swiss Scope Art at Basel Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    http://www.lightart-biennale.com/

Public Art Basel light art fire show Swiss Scope Art at Basel Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: http://www.lightart-biennale.com/

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Toronto Light Fest, Guardians of Time, Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Toronto Light Fest, Guardians of Time, Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Toronto Light Fest, Guardians of Time, Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Toronto Light Fest, Guardians of Time, Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Occupy Documenta Kassel Guardians of Time, Manfred Kielnhofer, Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Occupy Documenta Kassel Guardians of Time, Manfred Kielnhofer, Photo: kielnhofer.at

Public Venice Art Biennial T-Guardians by Christoph Luckeneder and Manfred Kielnhofer sculpture art tour.Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Public Venice Art Biennial T-Guardians by Christoph Luckeneder and Manfred Kielnhofer sculpture art tour.Photo: kielnhofer.at

Public Venice Art Biennial T-Guardians by Christoph Luckeneder and Manfred Kielnhofer sculpture art tour.Photo:    http://kielnhofer.at/art-design.htm

Public Venice Art Biennial T-Guardians by Christoph Luckeneder and Manfred Kielnhofer sculpture art tour.Photo: http://kielnhofer.at/art-design.htm

Festival of Lights Berlin – Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin – Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin Guardians of Time timekeepers by Manfred Kielnhofer Humboldt University Faculty of Law. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin Guardians of Time timekeepers by Manfred Kielnhofer Humboldt University Faculty of Law. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin Humboldt Universität Guardians of Time by sculptor Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin Humboldt Universität Guardians of Time by sculptor Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights – Siegessaele Berlin, Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:     kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights – Siegessaele Berlin, Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:  kielnhofer.at

Kolding Light Festival Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Kolding Light Festival Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

Mobile galerie guardians of time Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:Tom Lechner

Mobile galerie guardians of time Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:Tom Lechner

Festival of Lights – Siegessaele Berlin, Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:     kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights – Siegessaele Berlin, Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:  kielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo:    http://kielnhofer.at/art-design.htm

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer, Berlin. Photo: http://kielnhofer.at/art-design.htm

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    hkielnhofer.at

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: hkielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin – Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo:    kielnhofer.at

Festival of Lights Berlin – Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer. Photo: kielnhofer.at

If you want to see more of this amazing designer, sculptor and photographer and more of  Guardians of Time in all their light visit his site  http://kielnhofer.at

Space.

Open the pod bay doors, Hal...

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I only scratched the surface of lighting in movies in the last post I've written Light as a storyteller and I simply got intrigued - my curiosity doesn't let me go so here is my collateral damage.

As a huge admirer of Stanley Kubrick movies, I will be subjective in this space oriented blog post (don't worry, it is still about lighting) and start with one and only - 2001: A Space Odyssey

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This movie still looks like future and well, the story is amazing but not the subject of this post. Other then it's discussed even today, many are still fascinated how the movie was made - with the special effects, and the futuristic look and the feel of the movie.

In the iconic scenes, you simply can not miss the lighting. The contrast between bright spaceship and eternal darkness of the space was very present throughout the movie.

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And look at the final scene - all lighting comes from floor tiles?

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I only know this much - with Kubrick nothing is left to chance, even this must have some deeper meaning...

Okay, let's move on to the next movie - the Sunshine. What's it like when you're close to the Sun - maybe even too close?

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Warm yellowish Sun in contrast to the cooled blueish spaceship...

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And finally - The Passengers. This movie simply had incredible sets.

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The spacecraft common areas...

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The bar...

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And the Vienna suite...

There is so much more to this, I have now started to think about all the other movies...

Which movie is now crossing your mind? Leave a comment

Photo source:

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Hidden Beauty

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Luminosity. Photo:    Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo: Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo:    Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo: Joseph Michael

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Luminosity. Photo:    Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo: Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo:    Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo: Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo:    Joseph Michael

Luminosity. Photo: Joseph Michael

Somehow, we think that beauty and greatness of our Mother Nature is always out there in the open waiting for us to capture the perfect moments of her creativity...

But, we simply need to ask our selves is it only just our prejudice? What if this what we can see and what surround us, is only a small part of Mother Nature's power and magnificence ?

In his search for remarkable and stunning creations of Nature, artist Joseph Michael found and with long exposure captured almost unbelievable light forms hidden in limestone caves in the North Island.

Millions of years old formations in caves grew into perfect canvas for bioluminescence of the glowworms.

Glowworms (Arachnocampa luminosa), species endemic to New Zealand, emits light in both the larval stage and the imago stage. Whats's the most provoking in this scenes is unawareness of these living forms of how powerful and superb their "paintings" are.

Luckily, passionate artist Joseph Michael, combined his forward thinking approach and technical knowledge with his affection for unique and divine in the natural world, giving us a "peek through" his visions and Mother Nature's undeniable talents...

We are sure that you want to see much more of his work and visit his site  

https://www.joemichael.co.nz/