Special light events

During the festival a number of special light events, light parties, vernissages and workshops are taking place around the city. The site will continuously be updated until the end of the festival.

Special light events, vernissages and workshops

The Ice is Melting at the Pøules – Martin Ersted

The historic North Atlantic House will be wrapped in waves from Martin Ersted’s organic light-art, which vigorous colour scale reflects the past 150 years of global temperature rise. And perhaps one should rather consider the alarming consequences of the global warming than the unfortunate pronunciation by the previous Foreign Minister, proclaiming “The ice is melting at the pøules”, which back in 2009 overshadowed the message itself. More info here

Date and time2, 9, 16 and 23 February – 17.00 – 22.00
Site: North Atlantic House, Strandgade 91, 1401 Kbh K, view from Copenhagen Harbour

Light Safari in Glyptotekets Garden – NEXT Cph

Site: The garden of Glyptoteket, Ved Glyptoteket 1575 Copenhagen VJoin the light safari in Glyptotekets garden during the Copenhagen Light Festival, and see if you can spot the wild animals in the architecture of the house. Behind the light installation are students from the business school NEXT Cph under supervision of Tivoli’s master of lights, Jesper Kongshaug. The idea behind the project is to shed new light on the details that we do not always notice in the busy everyday life. In the evenings you can meet the students from NEXT, who can tell more about the lighting installation. More info here

Date and time: 21 February – 18.00 – 21.00 (and 7 February – 18.00 – 21.00) 
Partners: Glyptoteket (light host), NEXT Cph (artists), Jesper Kongshaug (mentor) and INSP & Kulturstrøget i Roskilde (has kindly sponsored the lamps)
Price: Free entrance. Do you also wish to visit the indoor exhibitions in the museum, there is regular entrance fee.
Photo: Inspirational picture by Ana Cecilia

Ghost Ship by Christian Lemmerz

February 24 at 20.00 o’clock

Start: BLOX at Bryghuspladsen, 1473 Copenhagen K

Christian Lemmerz: “I see an electric guitar and white flashing light in a boat sailing through the night. I hear sound crystals that cut into the sky. I hope for a disturbing beauty.”

Sails through Frederiksholms Canal and out in the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen.
Artist: Christian Lemmerz. Guitarist: Lars Top-Galia (known from Sort Sol). Captain: GoBoat

Video: Watch a teaser here

Ghost Ship also sailed as part of the opening February 1 and 17.

LOOP – Peter Martensen & Palle Vedel

Date and time24 February – 18.50 and 300 minutes
Site: Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, 2300 Copenhagen S

A video-balloon installation by artist Peter Martensen, carried out in collaboration with Palle Vedel.
The installation is a circular loop performed by two men in a vertical position.
One man is lying down, the other one standing up. A ball is passing between them.
The movement occurs over and over.
The installation is short-lived and ends after 300 minutes. 

Peter Martensen will be present during the opening of the art work.

Tips and recommendations

LOOP is part of Kulturhuset Islands Brygges opening event on February. More info here and on their Facebook event here 

Past special light events, vernissages and workshops

Giant light party at Blågårds Plads
– Karoline H. Larsen, Jacob Remin, Laserfabrikken Eye – Eye et al

Opens: 16 February – 17.00 – 21.00
16 February – 24 February (permanent installation thereafter)

Site: The passages at Blågårds Plads, 2200 København N

Vernissage on Tracks

Walking through the passages at Blågård Square, one can experience the light art, Tracks. The work of art is inspired by the diversity of Blågård neighbourhood and the crisscross movement on and around the community’s hub, Blågård Square. More info here

 

Skyen

Skyen af Jacob Remin er en audio-visuel installation, som opføres til Copenhagen Light Festival på Blågårds Plads. En højintens laserstråle dissekerer en lavthængende sky, der dækker pladsen. Publikum inviteres til at interagere med installationen ved at træde på skyen, og et live soundscape understøtter den omsluttende oplevelse.

Jacob Remin er en del af atelierfællesskabet Kommunal Kunst og Teknik, som holder til på Blågårdens 3. sal. Remins praksis tager udgangspunkt i teknologi som en social konstruktion, politisk magt og aktivistisk værktøj. Remin arbejder aktivt afsøgende for at nedbryde hierarkier mellem kunsten og videnskaben og afsøger andre tider, kulturer og forståelser for samme. Mere info her

Lysbillede-jam

Eye – Eye blænder op for lysbillede-jam under Copenhagen Light Festival.

Kunstnergruppen Eye-Eye står for et børneprogram, hvor du selv kan skabe et unikt udtryk på facaden af biblioteket med simple analoge virkemidler. Workshoppen henvender sig til alle uanset forudgående kendskab til kunst. Vi tilbyder apparater, materialer og instruktion. Det visuelle setup er umiddelbart gribende, og alle børn og unge kan hurtigt kreere en spændende ‘cinematografisk’ billedinstallation med projektionerne. Dias Jam har en social funktion omkring den fælles kreative udarbejdelse og indbyder til videre arbejde med billeder, rum, scene og fortælling. Efter workshoppen bliver værkerne vist i vinduerne. Mere info her

Lysfesten og Spor er skabt med støtte fra

Nørrebro Lokaludvalg, Blågårdens bibliotek, Områdefornyelsen Indre Nørrebro, Kulturhuset Støberiet, Blågårdgade Handelsforening, ÅF Lighting, Laserfabrikken og FSB.

Workshops at STORM20

Design your own lantern

Every Tuesday in February from 15.00 – 19.00

Come by for some creative ‘hygge’ and enter the winter darkness illuminated. Make beautiful lanterns of recycled glass with glass paint or silhouettes, which can be cut on STORM20’s scan’n’cut-machine. Design your own or use templates inspired by pictures of old Copenhagen. Site: Stormgade 20. 10 DKK per lantern

When Copenhagen Light Festival fills urban spaces with exciting light installations, Copenhagen’s new creative meeting space for history and art, STORM20, opens its doors for exploration and playing with light in different ways. Here you are welcome inside in the warmth, where you can be creative with electric wires and luminescent materials, explore the history of the city’s light or make lamps of, for instance, recycled materials.

All are welcome inside – also those simply wanting a cup of joe.

Glass mosaics inspired by the new Museum of Copenhagen – SOLD OUT


Wednesday February 13th and 20th from 16.00 – 19.00 (SOLD OUT)

Glass mosaics are not just decorative in themselves – they can also turn light into beautiful colours. In the forthcoming Museum of Copenhagen, a glass mosaic window with a unique history can be found. Get a look inside the Museum of Copenhagen before its opening, get the story behind the window, and find inspiration for the following workshop, where you can make your own glass painting in STORM20’s makerspace. Hang the mosaic in your own window and create a beautiful light inside your home. Site: Stormgade 20. Participant price: 100DKK per person

Light on Nikolaj – student art by NEXT Cph

In Copenhagen Light Festival 2018, students from NEXT Cph was inspired by the fires between 1728 and 1795, that ravaged the Nikolaj church. Nikolaj was originally build in the 12th century and thus the 3. oldest church in Copenhagen. Behind the light installation are students from the business school NEXT Cph under supervision of lighting designer Jesper Kongshaug. In the evenings you can meet the students from NEXT, who can tell more about the lighting installation.

Date and time: 13 + 14 February – 18.00 – 21.00
Site: The facade of Nikolaj Art Hall, facing Lille Kirkestræde, Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 Copenhagen K
Partners: Nikolaj Art Hall (light host), NEXT Cph (artists), Jesper Kongshaug (mentor) and INSP & Kulturstrøget i Roskilde (has kindly sponsored the lamps)
Price: Free entrance. Do you also wish to visit the indoor exhibitions in the museum, there is regular entrance fee.
Tips and recommendations: On the side of Nikolaj Art Hall you can see Arthur van der Zaags Windows of Light. Look at the Festival Map to see the other light works nearby

Særomvisning: Lysende historier på Københavns Museum

Sted: Københavns Museum, Stormgade 18, 1555 København
Mød TokyoBlue!
Tid: Torsdag den 14. februar kl. 18.00 – 19.00. Pris 50 kr. Billet købes her
Tid: Torsdag den 14. februar kl. 19:30 – 20.30. Pris 50  kr. Billet købes her

Som noget helt særligt kan du i forbindelse med Copenhagen Light Festival komme bag om værket “In Situ Copenhagen” på Københavns Museum og høre kunstgruppen Tokyo Blue fortælle om værkets tilblivelse, få indblik i deres arbejdsmetoder og se teknikken bag filmprojektionerne. Oplev de nyresturerede og meget smukke rum der kommer til at danne rammen om det kommende Københavns Museum – tag en lommelygte eller mobiltelefon med lys med i det ellers mørke museum, så du kan se de rigt udsmykkede vægge og lofter.

Light on the facade of Thorvaldsens Museum – NEXT Cph

8 February 4:30pm Thorvaldsens opens the special exhibition This Moment Is The Beginning with the artist duo Hesselholdt & Meilvang. More info here. 8 February at 4:30pm Thorvaldsens opens the special exhibition This Moment Is The Beginning with the artist duo Hesselholdt & Meilvang with, with a happening that takes place in the square in front of the museum: in the immediate vicinity of the stairs (and approximately in the middle) a lift is placed which lifts the two artists up to the roof’s large Victoria sculpture. Here Hesselholdt & Meilvang places a large white flag and a white giant wreath. The work called Flag of Truce has materialized. The artist duo take the lift down again after the ceremony and continues the vernissage together with the guests / the audience in the main hall of Thorvaldsen, that is entered through the open facade in the gate furthest away. The total installation that is spread over 3 stories, can be seen at the museum until 1.9.[/learn_more]

When students from the NEXT Cph cast light on Thorvaldsens Museum on February 2 + 8, the facade facing the square as well as the sculpture on the roof will have a special focus: Victoria triumphantly triumphs over the city with her four-span. On 8 February she does it with a large white flag and victory wreath, which the artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang in the work called Flag of Truce.

The light will have the colour white, as a tribute and emphasize of both Hesselholdt & Meilvand as well as Thorvaldsen himself, because Hesselholdt & Meilvangs uses white in many of the works in the total installation of Thorvaldsen and white is dominant in Thorvaldsen’s own works, cf. marble and plaster.

Behind the light installation are students from the business school NEXT Cph under supervision of Tivoli’s master of lights, Jesper Kongshaug. 

Date and time: 8 February (16.30 – 21.00) og 2 February (18.00 – 21.00)
Site: Thorvaldsen, Bertil Thorvaldsens Plads 2, 1218 Copenhagen K
Partners: Thorvaldsens Museum (light host), NEXT Cph (artists), Jesper Kongshaug (mentor) and INSP & Kulturstrøget i Roskilde (has kindly sponsored the lamps)
Price: Free entrance. Do you also wish to visit the indoor exhibitions in the museum, there is regular entrance fee.

Storm20 – Dark Matters

February 6 –17.00-19.00 
Site: STORM20, Stormgade 20, corner of Stormgade and H.C. Andersens Boulevard.
Come and join the vernissage of Dark Matter’s artwork for STORM20’s facade, which leans on the arcaic tradition of neon signs in Copenhagen. Lasse Andersen will present the work, which has its own unique visual identity, which is inspired of both biological patterns and the digital world. We will serve refreshments and you can experiment with making your very own light sign in our makerspace.

More info here

Workshop om One prism more dimensions – i Ørestad

Søndag den 3. februar 2019 kl. 16.30-18.00 – gratis
Sted: Tietgenkollegiets festsal, Rued Langgaards Vej 10, 2300 København S

Kom til workshop om spændingsfeltet mellem kunst og videnskab
    • Billedkunstner Jette Hye Jin Mortensen fortæller om årets lyskunst i Ørestad Universitetskvarter.
    • Fysiker Anders Thorseth fra DTU Fotonik fortæller om lysets spektrumfarver for store og små.
    • Vi laver DIY-prismelinser til mobiltelefonens kamera

Deltagerne inviteres til at indfange områdets kunstværker og lyset omkring os gennem prismelinsen og dele billeder på Instagram og Facebook under #OnePrismOrestad. Der er præmier til de to bedste billeder når Copenhagen Light Festival slutter.

Workshoppen kræver tilmelding: Tilmeld til mco@orestad.net

One Prism More Dimension er en del af Ørestad Universitetskvarters årlige vinterbelysning og en del af Copenhagen Light Festival 2019

Læs mere på Orestad.net og på Facebookbegivenheden. Følg værket på instagram #OnePrismOrestad

Værkerne er realiseret af:
Billedkunster Jette Hye Jin Mortensen
Engelbrecht Construction
Grundejerforeningen Ørestad Universitetskvarter

 

 

Official Opening of Copenhagen Light Festival

Ghost Ship by Christian Lemmerz

February 1 at 17.00 o’clock from Højbro, Frederiksholms Kanal
Christian Lemmerz: “I see an electric guitar and white flashing light in a boat sailing through the night. I hear sound crystals that cut into the sky. I hope for a disturbing beauty.”

Sails from Højbro, Frederiksholms Canal and out in the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen.
Artist: Christian Lemmerz. Guitarist: Lars Top-Galia (known from Sort Sol). Captain: GoBoat

Ghost Ship will sail 2 more times during Copenhagen Light Festival 2019: As a small closing ceremony of the festival February 24, time TBA and one evening during the period, time TBA.

Børsen by Night

February 1 – 18.00 – 21.00
As part of the official opening of Copenhagen Light Festival, Dansk Erhverv (The Danish Chamber of Commerce)  is opening the doors to Børsen (The Old Stock Exchange). Both the grand Børssalen and the beautiful Library is open to the public on this evening. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings dating back to 1624. The historic Børssalen was redesigned in 1857. On this occasion, be sure to check out the light installation The Danish Chamber of Light, illuminating the facade. Site: Børsen, Slotsholmen 1.
Partners: Dansk Erhverv and Copenhagen Light Festival

Together We Light Up the Dark

February 1 – 17.30 – 22.00 
All residents and guests, friends and curious people are invited to come and help us light up Copenhagen Light Festival. On land, we’ll put lights in the dark – bring your own light (candle) or get one and donate a ‘penny’ to the festival. The lights are placed on the dock, at Kayakbar and we hope to create a luminous line along the canal. Site: Kayakbar – Børskaj 12
Partners: Kayakbar and Copenhagen Light Festival
Updates and more info here

Be sure to check out all the other near-by light installations on this special night: Illumination of the Tower (Christianborg’s tower) the Green Laser beam, Bamboo Break at Ved Stranden and Thorvaldsen. And why not hop onboard a Stromma Canal Tour or join one of the other guided tours on bicycle, segway, in kayak, by foot (both walking and running).

Light Party and vernissage of Labyrinth of Light

Date and time: February 1, 17.00- 20.00
Site: Englandsparken. Entrance in the crossing Irlandsvej/Englandsvej, 2300 København S

Benjamin Noir’s & Mads Vegas’ Labyrinth of Light is a big construction of transparent walls, which will take up a considerable part of the large lawn in the park. Mads Vegas is in charge of the lighting of the labyrinth.

School kids from Sundby also contributes to Copenhagen Light Festival and Englandsparken with light installations, which they themselves have designed and built during a teaching course: Among the installations are luminous parkour benches and birdhouses, and a huge glowing giraffe, which will surely bring smiles upon the faces of visitors in the winter darkness.

Join in when we celebrate by illuminating the dark season and spread good vibes throughout Amager with DJ Simon Dokkedal (Den Sorte Skole) and delicious local food. More info here

 

 

Grand Opening and Light Party at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge

Date and time: February 1, 17.15- 19.00
Site: From Langebro to Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, 2300 Copenhagen S
Price: The event is free.

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge kicks off the light celebration and opens their many light installations with a party for the local and visiting guests. Installations opening this joyful night includes Dreams by Morten Søndergaard, Camilla Brix Andersen’s The Orb and a video-installation made in collaboration between Chinese Zhang Xiaotao and Palle Vedel. There will thus be plenty to feast your eyes and a little something to feast your mouth with.

Click here for full program

► Kl. 17.15: The Orb under Langebro. The work is supported by Islands Brygges Lokalråd, Amagervest Local Udvalg and Kulturhuset Islands Brygge. Islands Brygge’s local council is ready to tell about the exciting plans for a new activity house under Langebro. Hot mulled wine and cocoa are served. ► Kl. 18.00: Opening of “dreams” by poet Morten Søndergaard and photographer Palle Vedel and “The Spirit of the Glass” / Sickee no. 2 by Zhang Xiaotao, staged by Palle Vedel. Next to the Culture House Islands Brygge. ► Kl. 18.30: Morten Søndergaard reads aloud of “dreams”. Dream cake and warm mulled wine and cocoa are served here to rinse your dreams with. ► Kl. 18.50: Experience the video installation LOOP by Peter Martensen, when it is exclusively designed on 30 helium balloons in exactly 300 minutes. Peter Martensen comes by and tells about the work.

 

Housewarming
– Louis Poulsen

January 31– 16.30 – 20.00
Please join us for the official opening of our new showroom and pre-kick off the Copenhagen Light Festival. Invites only.
Site: Louis Poulsen, Kuglegårdsvej 19-23, 1434 Copenhagen