Appreciation of lighting art works
Every autumn, Berlin is transformed into a stage for light art, buildings and squares are transformed into stars. Then there’s the beaming face and sparkling eyes. This year is a little more important than usual, and there have been and are challenging times. We all need moments of joy and happiness from which we can draw more strength, and confidence for the future.
The annual Berlin Light Festival is held in Berlin, Germany from October 7th to 16th local time. 35 landmark buildings are illuminated by lights, and 70 light art works show a colorful picture of the city.
Unlike in the past, the 2022 Berlin Light Festival will reduce electricity consumption by 75% compared to previous years.
The theme of this year’s Berlin Light Festival is “Looking into Our Future”. This year Germany is facing the challenge of energy crisis. The organizer hopes that in such a difficult time full of challenges and uncertainties, we can use art to give people strength, not to lose the will to shape a better future, and to use light art to bring joy and respite to everyone. Opportunity.
In addition, the festival of lights has also been criticized by environmentalists, who believe that it is a waste to hold a festival of lights when energy is scarce.
3D video program
VISION OF OUR FUTURE0
No fewer than seven artists will present their artistic interpretations of the festival’s theme “Looking into our future” atop Germany’s tallest building, the Berlin TV Tower. The 5 works are individual perspectives of different nationalities on global future themes such as technology and innovation, nature and sustainability, and international society.
Romanian studio Les Ateliers Nomad’s Life Guardian transforms a Berlin TV tower into a robotic spaceship to protect our treasure of life – the planet’s ecosystem – and transport it to where we need it.
The Life of Bees by Ukraine’s Magic Innovation studio shows an imaginative world of flowers, with dancing bees taking selfies
MoMap Studio from Spain In The Life Machine, huge energies are turned into water, where new life can be created and extinct species can be recreated.
MP Studio’s Message to the World calls for solidarity, solidarity and tolerance in capital letters, reminding us of our inextricable connection to nature.
In re:sorb’s Symbiosis, light illuminates the TV tower from within, growing upwards in color and interconnecting, thus symbolically showing innovation and social growth and cohesion.
Important works by several artists powerfully focus the message and diversity of this year’s Light
Festival on Berlin’s most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. Three well-known Ukrainian video studios were also invited. They created their vision of the future especially for the festival.
4U, which has a double meaning: “for you” and “for Ukraine”. Humanity has faced enormous challenges in recent years – first a pandemic, now a war in Ukraine, which will cause global changes around the world, with the risk of famine. No idea what further challenges await us all in the near future. I believe that if we are united and support each other, we will be able to overcome all difficulties and overcome difficulties together.
The program tells a short story about the great friendship between the Ukrainian and German peoples, thanks to the thousands of Ukrainians
who have found shelter.
THE POWER OF WORDS
The show is about the future of each of us is the future of all mankind. The future will solve today’s most pressing problems. The most important goals facing each of us today – a harmonious and healthy society, the transition to green energy, the development of technology, unity, freedom, peace. We will definitely make it happen together.
THE GATE TO THE FUTURE
Even in today’s difficult times, we look at the future of humanity in a positive light. But what choices will we make this morning? The show reveals the basic, most necessary building blocks for the advancement and prosperity of human civilization, and predicts their future shape. See the future through the gates!
TIERRA! FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Lavazza has stood for Italian coffee tradition for over 125 years. And treat people and nature responsibly. In its 3D video program, the work presents the sustainable product line Lavazza ¡ The world of Tierra!, which represents the Italian coffee roaster’s holistic approach to sustainability.
Art is always about freedom, and it cannot thrive if it is not free. Like the Brandenburg Gate, Blue Horizon represents crossing borders and solidarity
The Baroque facade of Charlottenburg Palace is an impressive backdrop for the unique 3D video art for each festival. Four groups of such works are exhibited this year.
TURISMO DE TENERIFE shows the extraordinary charm of Tenerife to the audience through exquisite 3D video programs. Because there are 43 nature reserves on the Spanish island, accounting for almost half of the land area. The DNA of the island is very diverse, with impressive volcanic landscapes, beaches of different colors, whales and dolphins in protected areas. With the help of lights, Turismo in Tenerife creates visual stimuli that instantly evoke emotions and make you want to travel to this beautiful island.
THE CONSCIOUS MACHINE
With the help of complex 3D animation and artificial intelligence, the facade of Charlottenburg Palace takes on a futuristic look. A hypnotic journey into the future, a realm of infinite possibilities. The computer here is not just a tool, but also a creative creator. The show inspires dreams and asks questions: Is the digital revolution, the advent of artificial intelligence, just a natural continuation of evolution? How long will it take to get to the next stage of development, until the emergence of digital consciousness and artificial new personalities?
CHILDREN’S DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
German children and children who escaped from Ukraine make our hearts shine!
Together they painted their dreams for the future over an afternoon and are now allowed to present them to a wide audience as small works of light art at the Festival of Lights on the majestic castle façade. The entire Festival of Lights team is extremely proud of this event!
Resonance describes the increase in amplitude that occurs when the frequency of an applied periodic force is at or near the natural frequency of the system on which it acts. This program examines the vibratory forces acting at the resonant frequency of the dynamic motion image system.
TWO COUNTRIES CELEBRATING PEACE
A legendary and magical moment: for the first time, the embassy of the United Arab Emirates participated in the Festival of Lights together with the embassy of the State of Israel. Displayed in 3D video on the facade of a hotel in Rome, they set up a sign of peace and international understanding. The show begins by immersing itself in the respective worlds of the partner countries, showcasing architecture, nature, art and modern life. Finally, it highlights the common path to the future, celebrating the newly established diplomatic relations through the peace agreement concluded in 2020, thus putting in the foreground one of the most important values: peace.
Let us take you on a journey through the mysteries of the solar system, in search of the insights behind it. This is a vivid and exciting space journey, because every planet is a station on the way of human beings’ future. It’s a groundbreaking journey to the stars and into our hearts. Because it’s about the answers we need to survive.
FULGANT CADENCE SERIES
The Berlin Pirates in the historic Mühlenspeicher on the Spree is not only the location of eye-catching events during the festival. An art-inspired 3D video program is displayed on its façade. As colorful, creative and open-minded as the many guests from all over the world.
The video display on the tower of Pankow Town Hall is flamboyant, before the cheerfulness of the flowers slowly turns into a rather rigid stage for the architectural structure. Opposite Rathaus Center Pankow makes installation possible
THE WISHING TREE
What are your wishes for the future? The children of the Unter den Linden National Opera Children’s Choir answered this question to the Festival of Lights team. Your thoughts, dreams and fantasies can all be found in the Wishing Tree, which can be admired as a photo of the facade of the magnificent Opera House.
Humboldt University Law School
The former royal library is often called the chest of drawers. Today it is the seat of the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University of Berlin. During the festival, the magnificent façade reveals its splendor with strong, bright colors and architectural staging.
Bebelplatz shines with a 180-degree production themed “Vision for our future”. And St Hedwig’s Cathedral is embedded in this ensemble.
Over the past few years, the historic Nikolaiviertel has proven to be a magnet. And indeed: because the many beautiful patterns and photo spots in the center of Berlin and the charming streets of the Nikolaiviertel make for an incomparable “match”. This year, the uniqueness of Nikolaiviertel will be on display, with its romantic little streets lined with interesting shops, cafés and restaurants, this historic place is “simply magical”.
The corner building with the bold Nikolaiviertel lettering is staged as the “Gateway to Nikolaiviertel”. The static theme is deliberately reminiscent of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter novels, only that the Nicola Church is at the end of the alley.
A light art installation brings to life the former residents of the historic downtown. Under the irradiation of ultraviolet rays, the figures bent with iron wire and sprayed with fluorescent paint come to life like ghosts. These translucent figures blend in with their surroundings, and the old town becomes part of the composition. Stylized figures reminiscent of three-dimensional line drawings
MY LIGHT IS YOUR LIGHT
When people are forced to leave their cities, they not only leave behind their homes, belongings, schools, favorite toys, friends and neighbors…they leave behind their skin, organs and memories too. They become radiant silhouettes. They walked, whispering only one thing: My light is your light…”.
Through his installation, artist Alaa Minawi pays homage to refugees. In his interpretation, each person, after fleeing, becomes a radiant shape whose story shines brightly everywhere in the world. Hardship and hope are two aspects that the artist emphasizes equally. Six human figures made from custom neon tubes represent a family that has been on the road for years. Dad, mom, grandfather, an aunt and two kids. Their paths cross those of passers-by.
The spectacular Lightbattle III is located directly at the Potsdamer Platz station. The work perceives the Dutch cultural asset bicycle in a new way. Three bikes face each other on three interactive arcs. Sit down and compete against each other! The lights slowly intensify the color of the arches based on how fast everyone is riding
Some of the approximately six-meter-high bouquets, consisting of three elegant flowers, were distributed around Potsdamer Platz. During the day, they stretch out their beautifully shaped white petals towards the sun. At night, dynamic lighting effects bring them to life. The magical flowers shimmer with different color nuances, revealing more magnetic light and shadow.
Bright poppies adorn the west entrance of The Playce shopping centre. They float lightly, a sea of dancing light, welcoming or saying goodbye to people coming and going
SNAIL MEETS CATERPILLAR
What do you think the caterpillar and the snail are discussing? we do not know. But if you listen carefully, maybe you will. In any case, the two impressive works of art, nearly five meters high, provide comfort and enrich the festival at Potsdamer Platz
Hans Christian Andersen’s magical fairy tale “The Wild Swan” finally came to life on the artificial lake. A group of artistically designed LED swans form a water ballet of light and sound. Autonomously controlled by GPS, they glide poetically across the inky water, creating a magical atmosphere.
Three Luminéoles, imaginary luminous birds, float poetically in the night, their long and graceful wings glide gently in the dark, dancing with the wind. They offer visitors a unique picture of color and movement. They transform public spaces, transporting viewers with their own imagination into poetic and magical atmospheres
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