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Light works 2021

5-10.30 pm everyday – 5-27th February

Artists 2021

Arthur Maria Steijn – Arthur van der Zaag – Atelier Lux – Andrim Veliji – Aalborg Universitet – AfterDark – Båll&Brand – Byen Sover – Clarissa Concilio & Paolo Rota – Camilla Brix Andersen – Cong Liu & Catalin Doaga – DAC – Desilence – Desorb & Sjøgren – Den Danske Scenekunst Skole – Hans E. Madsen & Frederik Dahl Hougs – Jonas Johansson, Olle Bjerkås & Per-Olov Jernberg – Kollision, LiteNordic Spaces, Martin Professional – Kulturhuset Islands Brygge – KEA: Theo, Simon & Tiberiu / Sandra Löve Daðadóttir, Anton Gyldendal Melberg & Mikael Christensen / Robert Jülke, Michaela Hladka, Ivelin Demitrov Dimitrov – Karen T – Læger Uden Grænser – Martin Ersted – Mads VegasMariliis Kundla & Sofia Ivarsson with The Gallery: Søren Norge Lauridsen & Dagmar Bille Milthers / Senja Ruohonen & Nikolaj Nikolaj Dinesen / Nicoline Jo Højer Hansen, Annabelle Hill, BegoÑa Sanchez Oviedo / Oana Predescu & Nikolaj Dinesen/ Panagiotis Stamidis & Filipe Almeida / Ebba Palmquist, Mateusz Palenica, Elena Ferraro / Luca Pellizzari /  Irene Liut & Jeppe Holm / Karolina Palica & Antti Heikka  Pleasure Control – Paula Castillo – Studio Vertigo – Studio Jakob Kvist – Sara Ki Plans & Jonathan Ki Lindhult – Sany Ivanova & Anders Nissen – Tokyo Blue

The program will receive regular updates 

GREEN BEAM IV

GREEN BEAM IV

WHO: Båll&Brand
WHERE: From Tivoli, to Christiansborg, ends at Refshaleøen
WHEN: 5 pm – 02 am

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Green Beam is shooting through the sky over Copenhagen for the fourth year in a row. This year, the ray’s route runs from Tivoli’s Concert Hall, through the tower at Chrisiansborg, and ends at B&W Hallen on Refshaleøen. It is a total of 3.7 km long.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The work is made by the collaboration Båll & Brand (bll&brnd) mainly working with sound and light. The group has been behind several distinctive light-works in Denmark and abroad, including artwork at Mt Bjolfur (1.048m) in Iceland, and most recently the Royal Danish Cathedral in Roskilde, Copenhagen Light Festival 2020 and Amsterdam Light Festival.

Find Båll & Brand on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bllbrnd/

THANKS TO
Tivoli
Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab
Christiansborg Castle
Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen

TRICK OF THE TAIL

TRICK OF THE TAIL

WHO: Arthur Steijn
WHERE: In the water, between Skuespilhuset og Nyhavn, 1252 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Concept & theme
Trick of the Tail is an animated underwater light installation that reminds us of amazing stories of lives we can not live.
The underwater light installation Trick of the Tail is a piece of animated forms which express the movement of a tail. The shape of the tail is reminiscent of the one we know from The Little Mermaid at Langelinje. The installation visualizes the movement of a mermaid, like a tail swimming away from life on earth, to a natural underwater habitat where other mermaids live.

Audience experience
A luminous animated tail in a swimming motion. From the water, the quay and possibly the bicycle bridge, one can observe an underwater lighting and visually moving outline of a tail consisting of several LED strips in a warm color. The tail lights up, moves and then disappears again. The tail movement can be seen at intervals and in various timed animations. The outline with the LED strips emphasizes the imaginary existence of mermaids living in and around the port of Copenhagen. The luminous tail underwater is about 1.7 m long, 1.25 m wide and protrudes about 1.5 m in depth.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arthur Maria Steijn, has a background in the electronics and art academy (MFA) in installation art, is an associate professor at the Department of Visual Design at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and works as an independent designer in performing arts and exhibition design (arthursteijn.dk). Since 1995 he has designed video and animation for both experimental and more commercial dances, theater, musicals and operas, among others for the musical “Midt om Natten” which plays in 2021. Arthur and Associate Professor Jakob Ion Wille are working on the final phase of an artistic development project “Flash Forward ”on future scenarios, supported by the Royal Academy. For the Copenhagen Light Festival 2019, Arthur produced animation for video projection mapping for van der Zaag’s work “Windows of Light” in Nikolaj Kunsthal. Speaking of light, Arthur has for many years been preoccupied with the sun and how mankind, through sunlight, arranges time on earth. He is preparing an early 2021 launch of a new series of indoor and outdoor sundials, designed for your specific location, see solur.dk (online from February 10, 2021).

THANKS TO
Skuespilhuset; Nanna Jelsgaard, Jesper Orland & Michael Nilsson>
BJ Lys Aps; Brian Johansen
Havnefogeden; Morten Johansen
Christel Kaaber
Nigel Zabiela
Simon Bjerg Steijn

CAR PARK HOLIDAY

CAR PARK HOLIDAY

WHO: Arthur van der Zaag
WHERE: Ofelia Plads, Kvæsthusbroen 1, 1250 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
CAR PARK HOLIDAY at Ofelia Plads, is a site-specific light installation made by the lighting designer Arthur van der Zaag.
CAR PARK HOLIDAY is the third light installation Arthur has made for CPH Light Festival. Each work has been a deliberate investigation of the interplay between light and surface, and how light can be used as a storytelling element.

This year’s installation CAR PARK HOLIDAY uses three cars and their surroundings to tell stories with light and materiality.
Stories referring to holidays, traveling, memories, the anonymity of driving on the highway, stories about impermanence of life, and how nature takes over at the end of a lifecycle.

The audience is encouraged to take a closer look at the installation and find their own stories based on their memories and observations.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arthur van der Zaag was born in Amsterdam, Holland (1966) and has been based in Copenhagen for two decades. He has a master’s degree in Lighting Design and is an extern lecturer at Aalborg University CPH Master in Lighting Design. He has made a career of working in theater and museums. He is ongoing exploring how lighting can be used to emphasize material elements and change the way a structure or a space is experienced.

Some of his ongoing lighting design projects can be seen now at Museet for Søfarts in Helsingør “Oceanista”, and SMK “Kirchner- Nolde”.

THANKS TO
Foreningen Ofelia Plads

CAR PARK HOLIDAY is realized with the help of an international team of lighting designers and technicians: Beata Kur (Poland), Brain Cord’homme (France), Nepheli Poulaki (Greece), Thomas Lewin (USA) Zoltán Tasnádi (Hungary) and August van der Zaag (Denmark)

THE ICE IS MELTING AT THE PØULES. HARSDORFFS HUS.

THE ICE IS MELTING AT THE PØULES. HARSDORFFS HUS.

WHO: Båll&Brand
WHERE: Harsdorffs Hus, Kongens Nytorv 5, 1050 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
“The Ice is Melting at the Pøules” is a fragment of an overall art project of the same name, which premiered at the North Atlantic House during the Copenhagen Light Festival 2018 and since has been around the world – most recently it was shown at the Scheepvaart Museum in Amsterdam during the Amsterdam Light Festival last winter. 

This new fragment consists of light shining through meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet, extract of blue cornflower and the herald of spring blue anemone, and crude oil.  It will create an organic work of light on the facade of the historic building Harsdorffshus on Kongens Nytorv – a building that previously housed the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Crude oil comes in many forms and colors and often it is far from the tarlike substance we see in Hollywood films. Crude oil from Texas used in this work has a beautiful golden color. The meltwater comes from Kangerlussuaq in Greenland and the incompatibility of oil and melt water underlines the complexity in, both the marvels that oil has brought upon the world in terms of development and how it has helped raise the standard of living of millions of people, but at the same time it underlines the ongoing dilemma: How dependent we still are on oil and the obvious fact, that it is one of the biggest contributors to man made climate change.

Reading the latest research on observed ice-sheet losses and seeing what is happening in Greenland and around the globe because of climate change is devastating. The title of the overall artproject refers to former foreign minister of Denmark Villy Søvndal whom in 2009 proclaimed “The Ice Is Melting at the Pøules”. His unfortunate pronunciation went worldwide and overshadowed the message itself. Which was, and somehow still is, significant for the climate debate in Denmark and worldwide. There is a tendency to play the man instead of the ball.

This fragment of THE ICE IS MELTING AT THE PØULES tells the story of the 8 million liters of ice melting – each second!

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The work is made by the collaboration Båll & Brand (bll&brnd)  mainly working with sound and light. The group has been behind several distinctive light-works in Denmark and abroad, including artwork at Mt Bjolfur (1.048m) in Iceland, and most recently the Royal Danish Cathedral in Roskilde, Copenhagen Light Festival and Amsterdam Light Festival.

Read more about the overall art project here: www.wearemelting.art

THANKS TO
Karberghus A/S
Office Club – Harsdorffs hus

PRESSURE

PRESSURE

WHO: Hans E Madsen & Frederik Dahl Hougs
WHERE: Havnepromenaden, by Christian IV’s bro, 1058 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Pressure, is a lighting event in collaboration with Copenhagen Light Festival 2021. Starting on 12 February and ending on 27 February. The piece is built in the ´Knasten ‘construction on the quay, next to Havnegade 14. A location where everyone who comes across Knippelsbro and passes Christians Brygge will experience the piece. 

The piece consists of a 300 meter long RGB-LED hose which is shaped like a doodle and is wrapped in the construction. Flashes of impulses whip around in the LED doodle, run towards each other and into each other – change color and give the expression of a digital stressed doodle.

The storytelling in the piece is to provide a construction that gives the feeling of chaos – communication – uncontrollability – stress – programming – train of thought – brain scanning – viruses – nerve pathways etc.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Visual artist Hans E Madsen, is the man behind the piece and executes it in collaboration with lighting technician and lighting designer Frederik D. Hougs / Theaterpixel, who designs the programs for the piece.

SLØR

SLØR

WHO: Båll&Brand
WHERE: The tower of Børsen, 1217 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The dragons and their tails, which wind around the tower on Børsen, grow wings of light when a veil (SLØR) waves out of the historic tower and blows a wind of change over the building and inner Copenhagen.

The angle and formation of the light columns is based on the Fibonacci sequence and if special attention is paid, you may be lucky to see the dragons strike a blow with their new set of wings.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The work is made by the collaboration Båll & Brand (bll&brnd) mainly working with sound and light. The group has been behind several distinctive light-works in Denmark and abroad, including artwork at Mt Bjolfur (1.048m) in Iceland, and most recently the Royal Danish Cathedral in Roskilde, Copenhagen Light Festival 2020 and Amsterdam Light Festival.

THANKS TO
Dansk Erhverv

IN SEARCH OF RESCUING LIGHT

IN SEARCH OF RESCUING LIGHT

WHO: Læger uden Grænser
WHERE: Ved Stranden 19, 1061 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Læger uden Grænser contributes to Copenhagen Light Festival for the first time. The installation is a approx. 3 minute long video projection, shot up on the inner wall of Copenhagen’s cinnamon at Højbro Plads. The projection depicts the life-threatening journey, through the central Mediterranean, that people take in a desperate hope of finding protection from war and conflict, which they are fleeing from in their homeland. The Central Mediterranean continues to be the world’s deadliest border at sea with over 20,000 registered deaths since 2014. This light work depicts the hopeless reality that thousands of people face when no one wants or can guarantee them a safe passage across the sea. The installation would like to create focus on the situation at the Mediterranean by using negatives and animation in strong red, yellow and orange colors that unfold in a projection of sunrise and sunset moving on the water surface of the canal.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Læger uden Grænser
Læger uden Grænser is the world’s largest medical, humanitarian relief organization. Every year, more than 35,000 employees save millions of lives worldwide. Læger uden Grænser helps victims of wars, conflicts and disasters, and fights for access to vital medicine and treatment. Læger uden Grænser has also been present in the central Mediterranean from 2015-2020 and has provided lifesaving assistance for those in need.

Creative communication in collaboration with Nomi Ancher Bekker and Signe Dige
Læger uden Grænser has commissioned two skilled and creative artists to design the project itself. Nomi Ancher Bekker is a 3rd year architecture student at KADK, Department of Architecture and Culture. Nomi works in a wiring closet between art and architecture, the abstract and the concrete. Signe Dige is a visual artist and is very fascinated by the transformation of moods and spaces. For everyday life, she works with video and lighting and has great experience from both concerts and events in many of Copenhagen’s popular venues and cultural spaces.

THANKS TO
STROMMA

GHOST

GHOST

WHO: StudioVertigo
WHERE: Højbro Plads, 1200 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
In Japanese culture the crane is a mystical creature that is said to live for a thousand years. They have come to represent good fortune and longevity, a symbol of hope and healing through challenging times. 

The artwork was inspired by reports of animals roaming urban areas and venturing into locked-down cities around the world. Many were actually fake news but there have been a lot of genuine sightings of wild animals becoming more bold and curious, exploring the empty streets of the world’s largest cities. Animals tend to exist in parts of cities we don’t really inhabit, existing on the periphery as an unseen presence, something like ghosts.  

The artworks are faithful representations of origami cranes. They are built from folded 4.5mm natural recycled polypropylene. The internal structural elements are created using folding techniques found in origami. The internal LED lights illuminate the entire body of the cranes from within, acting as glowing lanterns.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Studio Vertigo is a collaboration between Lucy McDonnell and Stephen Newby who work internationally to create light installations and sculpture. They create work that questions the relationship between objects, viewers and their environment. Last year their work was commissioned for Amsterdam Light Festival and Lumiere Durham, DNLights, Nightfall and Uppsala Light Festival in Sweden.

www.studiovertigo.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/studio_vertigo
https://www.facebook.com/wearestudiovertigo

 

THANKS TO
Københavns Kommune – Kultur- og Fritidsforvaltningen
Jobindex

THE GALLERY

THE GALLERY

WHO: Upcoming light artists and designers from AAU // curated by Sofia Ivarsson & Mariliis Kundla
WHERE: Matrikel 1. Gammel Strand 26-28, 1202 København

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The Gallery presents light art by young and up-and-coming light artists in the windows of an historical building at Gammel Strand, previously headquarters to Danish lighting company Louis Poulsen and now home to co-working space Matrikel1. The artworks are chosen to create a contemplative atmosphere in contrast to the surrounding busy cityscape and to showcase the broad spectrum of expressions that light art offers.

The artists exhibiting at The Gallery come from all over the world and are all first-year students at Denmark’s only Master’s degree programme in Lighting Design at Aalborg University. The students were invited by curators Sofia Ivarsson and Mariliis Kundla to create proposals for site-specific installations on the theme SUPERNATURE.

The theme SUPERNATURE can be interpreted in many different ways. Proposals included artworks that highlight or exaggerate nature itself, that show how alienated from nature we are, that take the phenomena of light and turn it into something tangible, that confront us with afterimages of our own reflections and much more. A total of nine proposals have been chosen with the aim of representing a wide variety of both visual content and techniques used. All proposals make evident that the people behind have the potential of using their fascination for light and its qualities to create light art that inspires a wide audience.

The Gallery is a concept developed by lighting designers Sofia Ivarsson and Mariliis Kundla, presented for the first time at Copenhagen Light Festival 2021.

Read more about the nine light installations here

ABOUT THE CURATORS
Sofia Ivarsson is a Swedish lighting designer and artist who aspires to create experiences of beauty and function with a subtle awareness of physical phenomena and respect for human needs.

Sofia has been based in Copenhagen for 10 years and is part of a growing landscape of creatives working in the intersection between lighting design and light art across the Nordics. Her work ranges from theatre productions and large scale light installations to development of light festivals and experimental exhibition and workshop formats. She runs her own studio Noga and is also part of the designer duo behind The Time Travel Agency – a future-oriented research or design studio. / www.nogastudio.dk

Mariliis Kundla is an Estonian lighting designer and audiovisual artist. As a creator, she is exploring the medium of light through the prism of her versatile background, merging research based lighting design and new media arts. Her goal is to create unforgettable atmospheric experiences – allowing the audience to explore light art and come to a dialogue with the space. Over the past years, Mariliis has been a part of numerous local and international large scale light installations, concert scenography and media production projects. She is the founder of KUMA Studio and the co-founder of Spectra & Space – a newly established lighting design studio based in Copenhagen. Mariliis was also the co-creator of the multisensory light installation “Solaris” exhibited at Reffen for Copenhagen Light Festival 2020. / www.mariliiskundla.com

THANKS TO
Matrikel 1
AAU – Aalborg University

THE TREE OF LIGHT

THE TREE OF LIGHT

WHO: Sany Ivanova & Anders Nissen
WHERE: Right next to Nikolaj Kunsthal at Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The Tree of Light is an interactive light installation created with the idea of inspiring exploration and curiosity in its visitors. Inspired by the way trees gather energy through their roots, the design of the installation consists of 5 pressure pads with which one can control the light going up the trunk of the tree. There are multiple ways one can interact with the installation and multiple effects that can be triggered based on the way you interact with it. How do you unlock all the secret effects? Discover that yourself by visiting the Tree of Light located right next to Nikolaj Kunsthal.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The installation was created in collaboration between Sany Ivanova and Anders Nissen. 

Sany is a Bulgarian designer that has long been fascinated with interactive art. Being a Medialogy graduate, she has a background of computer programming, electronics and design which throughout the years, she has implemented in various projects ranging from computer graphic simulations for art-documentaries and commercials, and music instruments to interactive light installations and games.
Sany’s Instagram – sanyw3rk

Anders is a Danish design engineer who has been very active in the “maker space” community where he has taken part in various types of projects ranging all the way from a hydroponics garden to bicycle lights, from camera gear to home improvement. Throughout the years, Anders has also gathered expertise in soldering, 3D printing, and creating mechanical structures which have been very beneficial for the creation of this installation.
Anders’ Instagram: thenissen123

THANKS TO
Nikolaj Kunsthal
And lastly, a special thank you to Kornelijus Jurkėnas and Karolina Palica for the assistance during the project.
The artwork is based on a bachelor project by Karolina Palica, Sany Ivanova & Nick Boe Elsborg

ELECTRIC SUN

ELECTRIC SUN – ZIEGLERS GAARD

WHO: Paula Castillo
WHERE: Zieglers Gaard, Nybrogade 12, 1203 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Electric sun is a poetic representation of how sunlight path is frame within architectural spaces but inverted to the outside. An immersive sequence of changing light and color, projected from a building facade onto the street, replicates the organic quality of natural light and invites visitors to slow down and be absorbed in a surreal and magical scene, where they can inhabit light, color, and time.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Chile, based in Brooklyn, NY.
Paula is a Scenic and Lighting Designer exploring the relationship between light and space within a transdisciplinary practice in architecture, theater, performance, and visual arts. Her work has been selected for festivals and exhibitions around Chile, North America, and Europe. Currently, she practices architectural lighting design as part of the Flux Studio team while developing light‐art installation projects with both natural and electric light. 

THANKS TO
Københavns Kommune – Kultur- og Fritidsforvaltningen
Karberghus A/S
Office Club – Zieglers Gaard

THE SUN HORSE

THE SUN HORSE

WHO: Karen T
WHERE: Frederiksholms Kanal 9-5, 1220 København K / The facade of the National Museum
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
With the main inspiration in the Sun Wagon, it is driven from inside of the Museum, through the walls and into the streets. Is bound together in a past, now and future narrative. A picturesque LIVE performance in which the walls of National Museum speak, in living streaks, colors, building details and sound. 

Through all times, people have been preoccupied with light and its movement, in all its castings. The sun is crucial to all life on earth. Both in our inner glow and in our outer life. 

Karen T takes us into a transforming world of colors and graphics, people and animals, day and night with star images…in a contrasting scale. A cyclical tale, from dawn to dawn. A human time journey in images and sound. A luminous frame story that continues over and over again. Through the years.
The images flow into 5 different life rhythms, which are silence, staccato, chaos, lyrics and flow, together in a 12 minute long wave.

Visual art, music and architecture in one // All compositions are written by Karen T

ARTISTIC STATEMENT
My focus is shedding light on various topics and themes in everything I work with. A constant artistic existential quest.

THANKS TO
Nationalmuseet
Københavns Motorbådsklub
Overretssagfører L.Zeuthens Mindelegat

DENDROLUX

DENDROLUX

WHO: Svartljus members: Jonas Johansson, Olle Bjerkås og Per-Olov Jernberg
WHERE: Frederiksholms Kanal 24-30, 1220 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
When the term “wood wide web” was coined many learnt that trees talk and nurture each other on a massive scale. A healthy tree may share its resources with one that is sick, and a tree under siege may warn others. Not too different from ourselves. DENDROLUX taps into the communicative powers of the trees along Frederikholms Kanal, translating “tree speak” into light. Stop by and listen in. Do you understand their voices?

ABOUT THE ARTIST/ARTIST GROUP
Svartljus is an artist collective with members both here and there. The collaboration with nature is always our motivation, be it from the mathematical patterns that shape the designs, or the environments they inhabit. In HAVEN (2019) we travelled to the north of Sweden and sculpted a room out of ice, with light dancing along the walls. In CIRCLED (2019) we ventured south and programmed a circle of lights in the Catalan desert, with kissing as the trigger. With DENDROLUX we explore the network of trees and creatures, through light and play. And as we deepen our relationship with modern technology, we also strive to come closer to the most ancient one there is.

DENDROLUX is made by Svartljus members Jonas Johansson, Olle Bjerkås and Per-Olov Jernberg.

www.svartljus.se

THANKS TO
Københavns Kommune – Kultur- og Fritidsforvaltningen
Københavns Motorbådsklub

FATA MORGANA

FATA MORGANA

WHO: Collab between Desilence and Bragt & Galmez
WHERE: Bryghuspladsen 1473, København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
An endless look Fata Morgana is a contemplative sculpture that interacts with the viewers while the reflection is repeatedly integrated on itself varying depending on its position in the space and the elements that surround it. The Fata Morgana installation is inspired by an optic illusion called by the same name; a complex mirage that could produce subjective illusions composed by superposed images; but in that case the induced perceptions breath their own light and sound, creating superposed images not only by the light reflected but the light and vibration that itself is spreading. The mirage is an optic phenomenon trigged by the deviation of the luminous beams due to the overlap of the air layers in different temperatures. In fact, it is a rare propagation of light in an environment where the temperature, the pressure and humidity do not change vertically as usual. The deviation of these light rays gives us the impression of seeing objects in places where they are not. And they can deform the image observed. We can classify mirages in 3 categories: superior mirages, the inferior ones and Fata Morgana, the most complex optical illusions consisting of different superposed images. Pictures produced by an optical illusion are subject to interpretation. For instance, the inferior mirages usually have an aquatic appearance, meanwhile Fata Morgana illusions could resemble castles, mountains or other complex elements. Fata Morgana is a collaboration between Desilence and Bragt&Galmez. 

ARTISTIC CREATION – DeSilence
Fata Morgana has been designed by Desilence consisting of visual artists Tatiana Halbach and Søren Christensen. At the core of Desilence are the love for painting, for the captivating motion, for the beautiful and well thought idea. The diligence to go the last mile to find the balance. We are obviously passionate about what we do. When we start a new project it is because we really burn for giving our every 100% of energy to it. Since 2005 we have been carefully creating by the name ‘Desilence’ – Big stage shows, live visuals, visual scenography, musicals, dance performance, installations, our portfolio reaches wide. We believe in research and careful crafting. But also experimenting and to explore different angles. www.dslnc.com/showreel/

STRUCTURE – Bragt & Galmez
Bragt & Galmez handles the production of the structure making the concept come to life. They are a multidisciplinary design and innovation studio composed by Patricia Galmez and Maks Bragt, based in Denmark. Through design they create products and projects that promote green change, co- creations and community building. https://bragt-galmez.dk/
Bragt&Galmez

THANKS TO
Bryghuspladsen

DICHROIC SPHERE

DICHROIC SPHERE

WHO: Jakob Kvist
WHERE: Træbryggen ved BLOX, 1473 København K
WHEN: From 6 – 8 am and again from 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Dichroic Sphere @ BLOX is a geodetic construction of wood with applied dichroic foil, that with the help of a single light bulb lights up the area around.

The special dichroic foil bends the light in colors depending on what angle and what time of the day it’s viewed. When combined with the geodetic wood construction the color pattern will be consistent no matter what angle it’s viewed from, which gives Dichroic Sphere @ BLOX a preternatural visual appearance.

Dichroic Sphere @ BLOX can be seen from a great distance where it lightens up the surroundings and casts a net of shadows from all around the piece of art.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jakob Kvist (1985), Lighting Designer
Jakob Kvist is an internationally renowned and awarded lighting designer, doing temporary and permanent multidisciplinary works in the field between art, design, architecture and performance. Jakob has previously been featured at Roskilde Festival, Trailerpark festival, Frost Festival, Copenhagen Light Festival, Strøm, Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Roskilde Kommune, Helsingør Kommune, Helsingør Kommune, Københavns Kommune, Kulturby Aarhus and the Royal Danish Theatre. He’s been multidisciplinary projects with artist such as MØ, Phlake, Cph Phil, Den Sorte Skole, Bisse, When Saints Go Machine, WhoMadeWho and Mike Sheridan. Jakob was recently nominated for the Danish Lighting Award 2019 for the permanent exhibition Smartphonemania, was featured on the cover of renowned Roof Magazine in 2018,  has been featured the in the book “Superlux, Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities”, and received “event of the year” 2014 from Politiken, for the multidisciplinary work Panorama at Tietgenkollegiet.

THANKS TO
Bryghuspladsen

“THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER …”

"THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ..."

WHO: Artists: Tokyo Blue – by Silla Findstrøm Herbst and Katrin Barrie Larsen
WHERE: Lille Langebro, Vester Voldgade, 1411 København K
WHEN: Is lid up together with the street lights at 6 pm. Get the best experience after a quarter past 6 pm. Turns off with by dawn.

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Craving for our neighbour’s greener grass has been known since the beginning of time. A vibrant and enviable life, apparently lived to perfection by another, makes our own life seem less spectacular and exciting. The drive that causes people today to compare themselves and compete with others, even to envy others, is nurtured by SoMe and consumerism, so that the lustrous experiences and bright highlights of other people’s lives are perceived by outsiders as the whole story.

A bridge can be seen as a symbol of transition and connection, making it possible to cross something otherwise impassable. A bridge takes one from one green patch to another. 

Our installation plays with the idea that Lille Langebro – as an actual bridge between Copenhagen City and Christianshavn – can act as a symbol of connection from one neighbour’s green grass to another’s. 

“The grass is always greener …?” invites festival guests to try it out for themselves, and see if the grass really IS greener on the other side.

Step out onto the bridge. Take a look.

Perhaps the “grass” is actually greenest right there, where you are!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tokyo Blue has existed since 2011 and comprises four members with widely differing backgrounds in art, technology and the humanities.

We have in common that we all work professionally, and on a daily basis, with light and space. Our shared fascination with colour and its ability to create sensual experience is our fundamental wellspring. We work and experiment with the complexity of color and are particularly interested in the interplay of colour, light, space, surface and material. Our installations often take an actual area or architecture as the starting point. Light and color are woven in with the narrative, intentions and/or historical layers that are associated with the place. The normal everyday becomes transformed into imaginative space, where the senses are stimulated and the mind is challenged.

Tokyo Blue’s Silla Findstrøm Herbst (light and room designer) and Katrin Barrie Larsen (light and textile designer) have created “The grass is always greener …?”

PORTAL OF THE NOW

PORTAL OF THE NOW

WHO: Desorb og Sjøgren
WHERE: GoBoat. Islands Brygge 10, 2300 København S
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
PORTAL OF THE NOW illuminates boundary conditions; the intangible moment between past and future, the gradient between light and darkness, the dynamics between silence and noise. In these boundary conditions lies the now, the dusk, and the music. The installation illustrates these areas of tension through razor-sharp laser, ambient LED-lighting, smoke, and pulsating movements in both light and sound. The light is backed up by a soundtrack that harmoniously blends the lighting and the audience with the harbor area. Through spacious and crackling electronic sound design, the installation’s exploration of contrast and boundary conditions is underlined. GoBoat’s beautiful glass building at Islands Brygges harbor front is the center of the piece, from where the sound and light flows out into the harbor area. With lots of corona friendly space, the location and design of the piece open up to a unified experience in a time where the pandemic challenges the cultural coherence.

Through PORTAL OF THE NOW Sjøgren Music and Desorb invites to a unique event at one of the most beautiful locations in Copenhagen. All the citizens and guests of the city are welcome, whether you view the installation from the water, Langebro Bridge, the opposite quay, or dive into the full experience by exploring the different sides of the piece at the Islands Brygge harbor.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
For the last six years, Jeppe Holm and Rasmus Sjøgren have been working together in the band Celestial Son. It has always been important to Celestial Son to incorporate different media. In the last couple of years, the collaboration has developed in a more experimenting direction in an attempt to unite sound and light in a unified expression. Rasmus and Jeppe made an exhibition in February 2020 in collaboration with Designwerck. The exhibit was a one-day installation that played with the refection of the laser on various materials and included a soundtrack that followed the movements of the laser.

Rasmus Sjøgren is a musician, composer, and producer. He has, besides Celestial Son, created sound and music e.g., for movies, art exhibitions, tv, and light installations. Jeppe Holm is an electro engineer and has for a couple of years worked with the development of light fixtures and with the controlling of street lights. Through the last couple of years, he has started the company Desorb, which develops light products for performing arts, while he studies light designer.

Instagram:
@sjogrenmusic & @jep.ph

THANKS TO
GoBoat
Lemvigh-Müllers Fonden
Mano Event

SYNCHRONISED SYMPHONY

SYNCHRONISED SYMPHONY

WHO: Andrim Veliji
WHERE: Under Knippels Bro, Knippelsbrogade 10, 1409 København
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The purpose of the installation is to create a personalised sensation through the synchronised audio-visual experience by letting the guest incorporate their own music to the piece. From the interactive intent of the installation. It allows the spectator to be fully immersed in their tunes as they have never been before.

The installation ‘Synchronised Symphony’ takes place at the Christianshavn side under the bridge, Knippelsbro (Knippelsbrogade 10). When the festival begins there will be send out a code you can join from your mobile phone, where you will be able to wish a song of yours, on queue for it to play in Synchronised Symphony.

The installation provides a visual representation of the music choosen by coloring the instruments with visuel beats. Stay up to date with the festival as we are in the mids of planning some events in combination with the installation.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andrim Veliji is a student at Copenhagen Business School with an entrepreneurial and artistic zest for creative projects. He has been able to work and collaborate with large and small brands through his work. He thrives on finding newly accessible ways to pave the way for creative solutions. #Interactive #imersive #multisensastion #Synchronised #symphony

LIGHT WEAVING

LIGHT WEAVING

WHO: Kollision
WHERE: Industriens Hus, H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18, 1553 København
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
In May 2013, The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) moved back into their rebuilt headquarters at Rådhuspladsen right next to Tivoli and City Hall in the heart of Copenhagen. The new exterior part of the building consists of a large media facade, as a beacon of aesthetics in a sea of visual noise flowing in and around one of the most heavily trafficked intersections in Copenhagen.

Before the opening a team consisting of Kollision, Martin Professional and Transform Architects worked with DI in designing and developing a language of light in line with the DI brand, exploiting the diagonal nature of the LED-structure on the facade. This resulted in a software platform for controlling the facade which was handed over to DI for them to express themselves on the facade.

Kollision’s contribution for the Copenhagen Light Festival 2021 is focusing on the nature of the building by investigating new lighting expressions based on the striking diagonal grid. As a by-passer you will experience a range of different designs in 2 minutes intervals. They all have in common that they examine new ways of weaving subtle, but still dynamic and colorful, patterns of light  in multiple layers. Lines of light slowly travel on the grid and run above or below other crossing lines they meet along the way. Hereby Kollision wishes to create a more 3-dimensional lighting design – but still in line with the original language of light.

The media façade is the first of its size and kind in a Danish context – 4.000 sqm equipped with more than 80.000 RGB LEDs.

Kollision: http://kollision.dk/

THANKS TO
Dansk Industri

L’ETOILE

L'ETOILE

WHO: Atelier LUX
WHERE: At Kgs. Nytorv 4, 1050 København K
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Mankind has always been fascinated by the stars which have inspired science-fiction, religion, clairvoyance and astronomy. Whatever interpretation you give it, L’ETOILE, a 3-D light art installation pays tribute to the stars which have formed a discreet backdrop to our world since the beginning of time, since man first stared in wonderment at the night sky. LUX sets out to recreate that bright spot in the night sky that man has observed for millennia. It represents a the first and only source of light man have ever seen. Taking up this symbolic figure, LUX designs a gigantic 3D star illuminating cold white branches which seem to merge or multiply depending on where you stand. The light sculpture, minimalist and technically innovative invites visitors to contemplate and return to the fundamentals of light accompanying their walk through the city at night.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
LUX is a duo of light artists originating from France composed of Simon Chevalier and Lucile Cassassolles. Coming from graphic design, LUX brings a new approach of light art. Symbols, typographical characters and graphic elements, Simon & Lucile applies this vision of 2D design in their 3D creations. Inspired by science fiction and primitive, brutalist art, they experiment by displaying large-scale, repetitive geometric shapes to create sober, highly-precise graphic sculptures. Considering light, in all its forms, as a proper material to work with and a main contemporary form of expression and thanks to constant monitoring of technological progress, they can imagine original light sculptures and manage each stage of projects : design, programming, production and set-up. Their first contribution to the Festival of Lights of Lyon « Fête des Lumières » in 2018 was an important step forward for the young duo of artists. In 2019 and 2020, LUX participated in several events worldwide : Vinterljus Light festival in Sweden, Luminale Biennale of Light Art in Frankfurt and Dubaï Design Week in the United Arab Emirates.

www.luxartworks.com 

atelier-lux

THANKS TO
Institut Francais

KAOS/EROS/RO

KAOS/EROS/RO

WHO: Mads Vegas
WHERE: Copenhagen Museum, Stormgade 18, 1555 Copenhagen V
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The first electric street lamp was lit in 1892 and the city never became the same. The city’s space was enlarged, the nightlife saw the light of day and the electrified lighting of the modern metropolis became the symbol of the vibrant city that never slept. Afterwards the neon signs and traffic lights, the headlights from the cars, buses, bicycles and the lighted windows followed. The story of Copenhagen is the story of the light in the city – and at night in the city.

We celebrate the Copenhagen Light Festival with a work by Mads Vegas, which fabulates the city’s light, chaos and love. A construction of luminous neon tubes and letters hangs freely hovering in front of the museum, as a beacon in a dark and chaotic time, where the city and night are at the same time more calm than ever and there is time for love.

The work can be seen in front of Copenhagen Museum, Stormgade 18 between 16-24 o’clock every day during the entire light festival.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mads Vegas is a lighting designer / lighting artist. He has worked 25 years nationally and internationally with lighting for performing arts, concerts, festivals, restaurants, fashion and art.

As a lighting artist, Mads has among others created large lighting installations for Ørestad Nord, Renzo Pianos Auditorium in Rome, Battersea Power Station in London. At the Copenhagen Light Festival he has previously participated with the works: “Eternal Sundown”, “Labyrinth of Light”, “Bamboo Break”, “Like A Bridge Over Bubbled Water” and “Aurora Sky”

#madsvegaslighting

THANKS TO
Copenhagen Museum
Glasblæseriet A/S

INFINITY WELLS

INFINITY WELLS

WHO: Pleasure Control
WHERE: Islands Brygge 18, 2300 KBH S (next to Kulturhuset Islands Brygge)
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Infinity Wells is an art installation consisting of six concrete wells placed near the water of Copenhagen. As baptismal fonts the wells encourage its viewers to experience a personal baptism in the dark. Each well represents a period of a human life. Birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and death. When a viewer approaches a well, the well comes to life, and down in the water the viewer experiences a special designed theme of light and sound. By looking down in all of the wells people will reflect on the whole circle of life. When the circle is complete the viewer can go on and enjoy the feeling of rebirth.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Pleasure Control is a Copenhagen-based art collective who merges music, art and culture with togetherness. Diversity and multiculturalism are our identity.

pleasure control

THANKS TO
Soundboks
Hackstage
IBF
Kulturhuset Islands Brygge

WAUWW – WHAT AN UNUSUALLY WONDERFUL WAVE

WAUWW - WHAT AN UNUSUALLY WONDERFUL WAVE

WHO: Mads Vegas
WHERE: Bølgen på Kalvebod Brygge, 1561 København V
WHEN: From 6 – 8 am and again from 5 pm to 2 am.

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
With 250 hand-filtered light fixtures Mads Vegas is fantasizing about Wonderful Waves, and thus plays freely and colorfully with Kalvebod Bølge’s shapes.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mads Vegas is a lighting designer / lighting artist. He has worked 25 years nationally and internationally with lighting for performing arts, concerts, festivals, restaurants, fashion and art.

As a lighting artist, Mads has, among other things created large lighting installations for Ørestad Nord, Renzo Pianos Auditorium in Rome, Battersea Power Station in London. At the Copenhagen Light Festival he has previously participated with the works: “Eternal Sundown”, “Labyrinth of Light”, “Bamboo Break”, “Like A Bridge Over Bubbled Water” and “Aurora Sky”

#madsvegaslighting

THANKS TO
By & Havn
Havhøst
Svajerbar
Skinker og klinker og lamper der blinker

GATES OF DIVERSITY

GATES OF DIVERSITY

WHO: Jakob Kvist  
WHERE: Louis Poulsen Showroom, Kuglegårdsvej 19 – 23, 1434 København
WHEN: From 5 pm to 9 am. Is lid up all night.

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Louis Poulsen is one of the main sponsors of the Copenhagen Light Festival for the fourth year in a row. The annual Light Festival will take place in Copenhagen on 5-27 February.

Louis Poulsen has teamed up with Jakob Kvist to create ‘Mangfoldighedens Porte’ (Gates of diversity), a spectacular, dynamic and colourful facade lighting installation around Kuglegården. The lighting installation takes its cues from the past, present and the future of Kuglegården. With the use of 26 LED spotlights, the facades and gates of the historical buildings are illuminated to form the framework of the lighting installation.

Visit the exhibition and explore the rich history of the architecture and buildings at Kuglegården narrated by the colour transitions in the lighting.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jakob Kvist (1985), Lighting Designer
Jakob Kvist is an internationally renowned and awarded lighting designer, doing temporary and permanent multidisciplinary works in the field between art, design, architecture and performance. Jakob has previously been featured at Roskilde Festival, Trailerpark festival, Frost Festival, Copenhagen Light Festival, Strøm, Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Roskilde Kommune, Helsingør Kommune, Helsingør Kommune, Københavns Kommune, Kulturby Aarhus and the Royal Danish Theatre. He’s been multidisciplinary projects with artist such as MØ, Phlake, Cph Phil, Den Sorte Skole, Bisse, When Saints Go Machine, WhoMadeWho and Mike Sheridan. Jakob was recently nominated for the Danish Lighting Award 2019 for the permanent exhibition Smartphonemania, was featured on the cover of renowned Roof Magazine in 2018,  has been featured the in the book “Superlux, Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities”, and received “event of the year” 2014 from Politiken, for the multidisciplinary work Panorama at Tietgenkollegiet.

THANKS TO
Louis Poulsen
FLOS
Vanpee

CORONA – BLACK HOLE SUN

CORONA – BLACK HOLE SUN

WHO: Kollision 
WHERE: The front of Nordatlantens Brygge, Strandgade 91,1401 København K
WHEN: From 6.30 – 8.00 am and again 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Corona – Black Hole Sun is one of the festival’s light works, whose message we so desperately need at this time. The work is a re-creation of the recognizable corona that occurs during a solar eclipse. The rare experience of the life-giving sun standing like a black silhouette, with a sharp and vibrating ring of light rays around it. A gloomy feeling that our entire basis of existence has been put out of play for a short while, but also a rare and amazing experience that heralds the return of light.

The light work was conceived by the design office Kollision in collaboration with LiteNordic Spaces and Martin Professional and was created specifically for Copenhagen’s waterfront, prominently mounted on the old facade of Nordatlantens Brygge, whose brick stages the work’s basic idea in the most beautiful way.

The work appears as a clear and easily decodable circle, on which programmable light is mounted, which radiates on the facade in such a way that the illusion of a solar eclipse is formed. The passer-by sees how the light radiates from the dark center, and illustrates the familiar form of pure energy. Not necessarily an experience we have all had, but which we all recognize as an almost magical phenomenon.

The work intends to recapture the name Corona, and anchor it in the optimism of the sun, rather than the heavy blanket of deprivation that the name has in these times laid all over the world. The work aims to instill hope and provide a luminous experience, in the middle of winter darkness.

A belief that brighter times will return.

Management of the work
The dynamic installation will with small courses create pulse and sun salutations for the spectators. The work’s complex lighting technology layer makes it possible to let the viewer interact with the light via a website on their own mobile phone. By simply sliding his finger across the contour of the circle on the phone, the viewer adds more energy to the sun, which now shines even more powerfully on the surroundings. A living experience in the dark that points towards brighter times. The work is managed by Kollision’s own software, Media Architecture Platform (MAP).

Scan the QR code and interact with the installation, or enter here: http://corona.kollision.dk/

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Conceived by Kollision in cooperation with LiteNordic Spaces and Martin Professional. Kollision: http://kollision.dk/

THANKS TO
Nordatlantens Brygge

SOLARIS

SOLARIS

WHO: Camilla Brix Andersen
WHERE: Klostergården passage / From Strøget to Læderstrædet, across Helligåndskirken, Amagertorv 29, 1160 København.
WHEN: 5 – 10 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Solaris is an interactive light installation created around the concept that art feeds art. With a focus on rethinking both tangible and intangible elements and their interplay, the installation consists of a golden sphere, built up of twelve drum cymbals and an accompanying soundscape composed by Martine Francisca Miller.

Located in Klostergården the installation will hang as a golden sun and fill the old neoclassical passage with rays of stars and dynamic shadows as the light pulsates to the immersive soundscape and transforms waves into pure synergy. All creating an alluring atmosphere that will disrupt the viewers usual perception and offer a new and deeper experience. Thus, the installation breathes new life into the cymbals and transforms the previous sound and rhythm into new light. Art feeds art.

Is on: 17-22 o’clock

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Camilla Brix Andersen is a multifaceted artist (b. 1993, Singapore) who received her BA in Art and Technology from Aalborg University in 2018 and is currently pursuing a PB in Graphic Design at The Danish School of Media and Journalism – a background that feeds Brix’s practice exploring the intersection between art and design. With a broad body of work encompassing light installations, visual art and graphics Brix explores new ways of understanding and utilizing materials, as well as the properties of light and shadow.

TAK TIL
Jorcks Ejendomsselskab

NOVA

NOVA

WHO: StudioVertigo
WHERE: Sundby Cemetery (Sundby Kirkegård), Kirkegårdsvej 26-32, 2300 Københavnen S.
WHEN: Is lid up with the street light and all night. Get the best experience after 6 pm. The cemetery closes at 10 pm, but the light work can be seen from Kirkegårdsvej all night.  

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
A Nova is a transient astronomical event which causes a star to quickly increase the strength of the light it emits. This dramatic process takes place when a star reignites after lying dormant for many years. The Nova artwork is based on the mythical Star of the East which astronomers now believe was actually a nova. As a spectator, you will feel like you are experiencing a nova, or ‘new’ star – mighty and dazzling. The artwork is a bold sculptural form, a visually complex lantern that also comes to life with smoke effects. It has over 56,000 laser profiled apertures which allow the internal light source to shine through its reflective metal surface, creating swirling galaxy patterns on the star and projecting a stellar explosion onto the ground.

Sundby Cemetery
In February, the light art work NOVA will be lit on the old part of Sundby Cemetery as part of the Copenhagen Light Festival.

Nova is a sudden flare of light from a star that has been dormant. This work of light sheds light on the future development of the old part of Sundby Cemetery. An urban space that the Sundby Area Renewal in close collaboration with local citizens will develop from cemetery to park. The beautiful old cemetery has plenty to offer with its beautiful old trees and historic rustling of wings, but some things might also get better.

Read more about the area renewal and the project at www.kk.dk/omraadefornyelsesundby

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Studio Vertigo is a collaboration between Lucy McDonnell and Stephen Newby who work internationally to create light installations and sculpture. They create work that questions the relationship between objects, viewers and their environment. Last year their work was commissioned for Amsterdam Light Festival and Lumiere Durham, DNLights, Nightfall and Uppsala Light Festival in Sweden.

www.studiovertigo.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/studio_vertigo
https://www.facebook.com/wearestudiovertigo

 

THANKS TO
Områdefornyelse Sundby

INTERCONNECTION

INTERCONNECTION

WHO: Sara Ki Plans & Jonathan Ki Lindhult
WHERE: Remiseparken, 2300 København S
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Sara Ki Noguera Plans is an artist currently working on a series of artworks that send out a call for action towards preserving and taking care of our beautiful planet Earth. Interconnection is one of them, and it has been created together with the artist Jonathan Ki Lindhult. This installation immerse visitors into a magical forest abundant with one of their most attractive fruiting bodies: the bioluminescent mushrooms. 

While walking through this wonderland, visitors are accompanied by experimental music created for this special installation by the sound artist Anton Helmersson. 

This handcrafted installation combines different disciplines to create a magical experience and awake your interest into the mysterious world of fungi kingdom, which is essential to life on Earth and may in fact hold the key to our future. 

The design emphasizes the beauty of these fungi and open possibilities for exploring Bioluminescence as a new sustainable light source that one day could be used to illuminate the parks in our cities. 

Fungi, the greatest survivors in the planet, play an important role keeping our forest alive, offering medicinal properties and developing an underground web, so-called “wood wide web”. This subterranean social network is nearly 500 million years old and allows plants, trees and surrounding spices to be harmonically connected and exchanging nutrients within a symbiotic relationship. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sara Ki Plans & Jonathan Ki Lindhult

THANKS TO
Bertil and Britt Svensson foundation and the cooperation with Elministeren and RobLight, Rebel Lighting, and Fremstillinger ApS
Den boligsociale helhedsplan i Urbanplanen – KAB – 3B

KEA AREA – LIGHT INSTALLATIONS BY STUDENTS AND TEACHER FROM COPENHAGEN SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

KEA AREA

WHO: Cong Liu & P Catalin Doaga / Sandra Løve Dadadottir / RandomG / Simon Wichmann Melkane & Theo Paul Latuilerie & Tiberiu Bogdan Melinte
WHERE: Havnepromenaden
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

THANKS TO
KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

RELEASE

RELEASE

WHO: Clarissa Concilio og Paolo Rota
WHERE: Remiseparken, Urbanplanen, 2300 København S
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The artwork “RELEASE” by Clarissa Concilio and Paolo Rota expresses the wish of freedom, determined by the current situation with COVID-19. This feeling is not only a physical need of going out and be back to normality, but it also emphasizes the journey that each of us went and is going through during the lock-down.

The experienced physical constraint led the mind soaring in different manners, finding new ways of escaping the reality and unchain itself. From this, the name RELEASE: the need of liberating ourselves. The installation intensifies this call for physical and spiritual freedom with a spontaneous luminous stroke that illuminates with warm light the surrounding area during the darkest hours of the city. LED flexible tubes are mounted and fixed on a structure that develops on top of the swings’ wooden constructions: the visitors will be able to experience the installation from a distance or enjoying it while sitting on the swings.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Clarissa and Paolo have been designing together lighting installations for a few years already: for example, they designed the installation Elementa for Copenhagen Light Festival 2019. Clarissa Concilio is an Italian lighting designer based in Copenhagen.She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) and a Master’s degree in Lighting Design from Aalborg University (Copenhagen, Danmark).

Clarissa is currently working as lighting designer at Rambøll, a leading engineering, architecture and consultancy company. Paolo Rota is an Italian lighting designer based in Copenhagen. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Product Design from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) and a Master’s degree in Lighting Design from Aalborg University (Copenhagen, Danmark). Paolo is currently working as product manager at Graduateland.  In his free time, he keeps his passion for lighting design alive.

THANKS TO
Den boligsociale helhedsplan i Urbanplanen – KAB – 3B

REFLECT. RECHARGE. RELIGHT

REFLECT. RECHARGE. RELIGHT

WHO: Morten Buss Andersen, AfterDark
WHERE: Copenhagen Central Station, 1651 København
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
You probably do not know. Yet.

But the light installation “Reflect. Recharge. Relight ”carries a secret: And no, it has nothing to do with light. Or with darkness for that matter.

Not even Copenhagen Central Station – where the installation is placed – is the important thing about the secret.

Instead, the special thing about “Reflect. Recharge. Relight, ” is that the piece is about you. YOU are central of the spotlight… and here is the explanation:

Copenhagen Central Station has always been a hectic and lively place. People abound in and out. Trains arrive and depart – around the clock, all year round.

But now “Reflect. Recharge. Relight ”allows you to press the pause button, even if you are in the middle of the station. You can briefly turn back time.

TRY YOURSELF: Next time you have to travel by train – then give yourself a “mental micropause.” Slow down, get up, just a few seconds. Lift your eyes from the phone’s stunning light – and look up at the station’s ceiling vaults; where you now suddenly see it all in a new light.

Travel 110 years back in time and let yourself be immersed by the main station architect Henrich Wenck’s original visions and ideas for the building.

Note, among other things, how the lighting – as with an old film roll – almost “evokes” the beautiful, dramatic and intricate ornaments from Denmark’s industrialized past.

(By the way, did you know that even the train station’s original door handles, benches and chandeliers were conceived and designed by Henrich Wenck?)

Also notice how the surroundings now get their own independent life; when darkness meets light: Your eyes absorb the experience – and reflect it as a special mood against this side canvas.

For most of us, the main train station is “just” and a transit area – we move quickly through, while we are actually on our way elsewhere.

But right now – while the Copenhagen Light Festival 2021 is taking place – the railway station is transforming into something else. A little unexpectedly, it now becomes a place where you briefly find peace, have time to linger and let your thoughts wander:

Reflect: Strengthen yourself with a short break – for reflection.

Charging: Recharge your mental batteries and your well-being.

Relight: Re-ignite your inner spark – and let it warm you for the rest of the day; wherever you travel.

Have a nice trip. 

Reflect. Recharge. Relight

ABOUT THE ARTIST
From time to time, my parents talk about the time when I, as a 4-year-old, first showed a burning interest in how dark and artificial lighting can play together almost symphonically – and create new surprising impressions and experiences.

Fortunately, I still feel the almost childish enthusiasm for the field to this day. And I feel privileged every time I work on staging a story.

The drama, the atmosphere, the secrets and the architectural surprises – suddenly it all emerges when darkness falls and the lighting reveals the hidden subtleties.

Gradually, I have realized that the majority of buildings and areas carry unspoken “after dark storries,” which beautify by being told.

Over the years, my old childhood enthusiasm has only grown in strength. And last year I took the plunge and opened the doors to AfterDark – lighting design.

Before I threw myself over the more artful part of facade- and building lighting, I spent my time establishing a solid professional foundation.

I am a trained electrician, and for almost ten years I worked as a lighting technician – and gained extensive experience with standards and lighting calculations.

All that practical and theoretical experience benefits my customers today – regardless of which individually adapted lighting tasks I work with: Get to know me and my approach to lighting better – and see examples of previous lighting projects here: www.afterdark.dk

THANKS TO
BEGA
Claus Dalsgaard A/S

REFLEX

REFLEX

WHO: Mariliis Kundla & Sofia Ivarsson
WHERE: Gammel Strand 36, 1202 København
WHEN: All day and all night

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
‘Reflex as an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to stimulus, responding and constantly changing in the environment.’

REFLEX is a dynamic contextual artwork that responds to its immediate surroundings by creating a subtle light play, constantly appearing and disappearing by the waterfront of Gammel Strand. Hundreds of swaying prismatic pieces change their expression throughout the day and night, reflecting elements from its environment – the daily rhythm of the changing wind, daylight and movements of the cityscape. The two reactive clusters are also mimicking the flocking behaviour of fish, creating a dazzling effect of instantaneous analogue movement and reflecting on the history of the location. The kinetic installation highlights the scale of the architectural space, not seeking but acquiring attention from the viewer. REFLEX consists of two rhombus shaped squares containing a total of 624 highly reflective prismatic medallions.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mariliis Kundla
Mariliis Kundla is an Estonian M.Sc. lighting designer and audiovisual artist. As an artist, she is exploring the medium of light through the prism of her versatile background, merging research based lighting design and new media arts. Her goal is to create unforgettable atmospheric experiences – allowing the audience to explore light art and come to a dialogue with the space. Over the past years, Mariliis has been a part of numerous local and international large scale light installations, concert scenography and media production projects. She is the founder of KUMA Studio and the co-founder of Spectra & Space – a newly established lighting design studio based in Copenhagen. Mariliis was also the co-creator of the multisensory light installation “Solaris” exhibited at Reffen for Copenhagen Light Festival 2020. / www.mariliiskundla.com

Sofia Ivarsson
Sofia Ivarsson is a Swedish lighting designer and artist who aspires to create experiences of beauty and function with a subtle awareness of physical phenomena and respect for human needs. Sofia has been based in Copenhagen for 10 years and is part of a growing landscape of creatives working in the intersection between lighting design and light art across the Nordics. Her work ranges from theatre productions and large scale light installations to development of light festivals and experimental exhibition and workshop formats. She runs her own studio Noga and is also part of the designer duo behind The Time Travel Agency – a future-oriented research and design studio. / www.nogastudio.dk

AEQUOR

AEQUOR

WHO: Vertigo
WHERE: Børnekluturhuset Ama’r. Øresundsvej 8B, 2300 København S
WHEN: 5 – 10.30 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
AEQUOR is a visual light work for children by the artist collective Vertigo. As the lantern fish in the deep sea entices and attracts prey with its luminous bud on its head, passers-by are lured down into a luminous deep-sea universe, which takes place in four windows in Børnekulturhus Ama’r.

In the four windows, Vertigo presents four different visual interpretations and narratives about the uncertain deep sea, and the creatures that live in it. From a distance you will be able to see reflections and light from the windows that illuminate the area around the children’s culture house, but only if you have enough courage to get closer and look deep into the depths, you will get the full experience of AEQUORS luminous deep sea universe.

A CHAPEL UPSIDE DOWN

LUX Xll - A CHAPEL UPSIDE DOWN

WHO: Byen sover
WHERE: Vestre Kirkegård, 2450 København SV
WHEN: February 5th – April 30th // The light installation can be experienced in the dark hours during the cemetery’s opening hours 7 am – 7 pm. Get the best experience between 6 pm and 7 pm. 

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
Area renewal Bavnehøj, a part of Copenhagen Municipalty, presents a site-specific light work by the design studio byen sover at the cultural-historical gem Østre Kapel in the middle of Vestre Kirkegård. A large chandelier with a diameter of 3.5 meters transforms the chapel’s forecourt into a warm and wonderful common room which can seem both alluring and solemn to the individual, but also gather the cemetery’s guests on cold and biting days.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the chandelier’s ornamented screens, which turn the chapel upside down by reflecting spatial fantasies and fragments of the cultural and theater activities one can experience in the disused chapel. The light from the crown reflects the surroundings, and the light thus becomes a link between nature and the chapel. The light work is both intended as an enticing and enigmatic endpoint for the cemetery’s passing cyclists and runners, but also a warm and inviting space for the cemetery’s visitors, which encourages recreational stays and immersion.

Every 20 minutes, the light work is accompanied by an acoustic backdrop, which enhances the solemnity of the light work.

The lightwork can be experienced during the cemetery’s opening hours at 7-19. The work is part of  Områdefornyelse Bavnehøj’s study of Østre Kapel potential as a local meeting spot.

TALK at Østre Kapel on 25 February: The event will be updated on Områdefornyelse Bavnehøjs facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Omraadefornyelsebavnehoej

ABOUT THE ARTIST
The design studio Byen sover consists of the architects Jens Kamp and Karin Bech. Their work ranges widely from exhibition architecture to work with light in the form of lamps and light installations, often in the public space. A fascination in darkness of the city, and how stories can help change our perception of the city, is an important driving force for the design studio, whose work revolves around the interplay between city and nature and between fiction and reality.

THANKS TO
Områdefornyelse Bavnehøj

Other light experience during the festival

During Copenhagen Light Festival some of the light works will be active in an either shorter or longer time than the festival period (February 5-27 2021)

DEN DANSKE SCENEKUNST SKOLE POP-UP – BODY BOYCOTT

BODY BOYCOTT

WHO: Viktor holm Lauridsen & Mathilde Niemann Hyttel – from Den Danske Scenekunst Skole
WHERE: Karberghus, Højbro Plads 15, 1200 Copenhagen K
WHEN: Fri 26 Feb. and Sat 27 Feb.

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The work is a video installation by 2nd year light students from the Danish Performing Arts School. The work examines how a collective desire can be conveyed through art. The work is an attempt to visualize and manifest longing for bodily contact.

THANKS TO
Karberhus A/S

LUMINARIUM
SILENT KINETIC LIGHT ART PERFORMANCE

LUMINARIUM SILENT KINETIC LIGHT ART PERFORMANCE

WHO: Laterna Magica Museum for Visual Knowledge
WHERE: Niels Ebbesens Vej 13A, 1911 Frederiksberg C
WHEN: Friday-Sunday at 17:00 – 22:30, from February 12 to February 27, 2021

ABOUT THE WORK
LUMINARIUM is a kinetic light art performance composed of light choreography, light performance and light video documented through photography, film and live video performance. This performance of light for the lens can be experienced through the museum’s facade windows on weekend evenings during Copenhagen Light Festival 2021. The aim of Luminarium as a visual language is to focus on the silent, moving image as a basic form of social communication and thereby promote meaningful artistic gesturing in a time marked by urban light noise. Lighting performances have always been associated with fascinating and extravagant experiences – both in analog and digital eras – and are driven by lighting artists with an astonishing energy to take new paths, explore new techniques and tools, and maintain the genre’s place in art history.
According to art historian Frank Popper, the development of light art is linked to the aesthetic considerations associated with technological progress. With LUMINARIUM, Laterna Magica Museum for Visual Knowledge wants to introduce a different aesthetic experience in the public space and revive a spellbinding genre within artistic light production.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The show is performed by Laterna Magica Museum for Visual Knowledge in collaboration with its network of artists known for experimenting with light choreography, light performance, and light video.

LIGHT CATCHER

LIGHT CATCHER

WHO: membran.xyz 
WHERE: Nørrebrohallen, Den Røde Plads, 209 Nørrebrogade 2200 København N
WHEN: From 10th to 27th of February, 5 – 11 pm

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
While people are walking around with large distances between each other, a silent beam of light are wandering around “Den Røde Plads” on Nørrebro in Copenhagen.

Nørrebrohallen & Membran are inviting visitors of the square to visit www.lysfanger.xyz to experiment with the beam of light.

Here you get control over the light, and can lead it around in all its colors and shapes. Play catch me if you can with your friends, flirt with a stranger or highlight your skateboard, its up to you. But watch out that somebody else doesn’t steal the lightbeam from you…

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Membran.xyzis a text & art-duo consisting of Pauline Bendsen & Rune Brink Hansen. They create interactive online social experiments, exhibitions and artworks.

THANKS TO:
Lysfanger was created by membran.xyz for Nørrebrohallen with support from Nørrebro Lokaludvalg with help from while-loops.se

AMAGERVÆRKET

AMAGERVÆRKET LIGHTS UP THE WINTER DARKNESS
WHO: GOTTLIEB PALUDAN ARCHITECTS & SPEIRS MAJOR
WHERE: at the end of Vindmøllevej after Copenhill. 2300 KBH S.
WHEN: Every night at sundown.


ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
During the winter of 2020-21, temporary facade lighting has been installed at HOFOR’s new, sustainable combined heat and power plant at Amagerværke.

The facade lighting marks the end of the construction period, where the power plant block has been standing like a dark block on the Copenhagen skyline. Now the subdued lighting makes the work and the spectacular facade of tree trunks visible in the evening hours. When the light is gradually switched on at dusk, the plant will be visible from large parts of the city until midnight, when it will slowly go out again.

The current, temporary lighting is an overture to the permanent lighting installation, designed by the power plant’s architects Gottlieb Paludan Architects in collaboration with British lighting designers Speirs Major. The future light installation will be dynamic and mobile with light that will flow slowly across the tree trunks of the facade and clarify the structure and depth of the trunks at night.

The permanent lighting installation will be carried out when it becomes possible for the British lighting designers to travel to Denmark again.

WAVES OF LIGHT

WAVES OF LIGHT

WHO: KBH – Commerce & Culture
WHERE: Kronprinsessegade, 1114 KBH K
WHEN: Until February 27th

OM LYSVÆRKET
In Kronprinsessegade you can experience an impressive ocean of light that waves it way through the old beautiful street. The light are a recurring tradition around Christmas but it has, this year, been allowed for them to stay up during Copenhagen Light Festival, to create light in the dark.

Photo: Andrius Karolis

WINTER LIGHTS IN THE LATIN QUARTER

WINTER LIGHTS IN THE LATIN QUARTER

WHO: The Latin Quarter business and neighbour group and KBH – Commerce & Culture
WHERE: Studiestræede, Larsbjørnsstræde, Teglgårdstræde, Kattesundet – KBH K
WHEN: Until February 28th

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
This year has been particularly challenging for everyone! It is therefore very poignant that after many failed attempts over the years to have Winter lights in the Nørre quarter, that this year proved successful. In what we imagined might be the darkest Winter ever in our historic area, we fought hard and managed to get our community-based project across the line.

However, midway through this project, we realized why this had never been previously achieved!

Various unforeseen obstacles included obtaining permissions from each individual building owner, endeavouring to obtain permits from Slots- and Kulturestylesten for the large amount of listed buildings covering the area of Studiestraede, Larsbjørnsstræde, Teglgårdstræde, and Kattesundet and also getting our diverse mix of local business on board during a global pandemic and economic downturn.

The success of this Winter light project has afforded us a new closer network among business and the local residents association. Together we now have more knowledge and information about who works and lives in our area.

We will endeavour to use this success as a springboard to work together collaboratively on more exciting projects in the future. We hope that those who pass through our area to see the lights will come to our area again and celebrate the perseverance and dynamism of our cherished neighbourhood.

Community counts.

Foto: Kim Ahm

RESIDENZA TRICOLORE

RESIDENZA TRICOLORE

WHO: The Italian Ambassador Residence
WHERE: Fredericiagade 2, 1310 – KBH K
WHEN: From Friday the 5th to Sunday the 14th of February included

ABOUT THE LIGHT WORK
The lightening of the Residence is courtesy of Standard Stystem Engineering, an Italian leading company in the Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment, Industrial Systems, Integrated Security and Building Automation.

The building, which origins date back to 1750, when King Frederick V ceded to his Chamberlain, Christian Bærentz a site to build his home next to the Royal Palace of Amalienborg, since 1924 is the official residence of the Italian Ambassadors in Denmark. The first part of the Palace was designed by the Danish architect Niels Eigtved.

MODERN QUETZALCóATL

MODERN QUETZALCóATL

WHO: Embassy of Mexico
WHERE:
Bredgade 65, 1st floor, 1260 KBH
WHEN: Feb 2-27th from 5pm

ABOUT
Quetzalcoatl means feathered serpent, he was the most powerful god in Mesoamerica among the Teotihuacan, Mexica, Toltec, Olmec, and Mayan cultures (where he was known as Kukulcan).

For contemporary Mexico, it represents the greatness of indigenous cultural heritage and pays homage to the 700 years of the Mexico-Tenochtitlan foundation.

The lighting of the Embassy of Mexico windows is intended to represent the duality of this deity, the physical representation as an animal-man and the spiritual in the feathers.

The snake is constantly moving, while its feathers reflect the colors of the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico. Therefore, it is the source of inspiration to participate in the Copenhagen Light Festival.