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Oslo LUX 2015 on the horizon!

We are delighted to announce Oslo LUX 2015 – the third in Oslo’s biennial symposium and exhibition on the use of light in art, design and architecture, supported by Norsk Kulturråd and Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

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The theme for 2015 is NATURAL LIGHT // PHYSICAL LIGHT, casting its focus beyond the confines of the electric lightbulb and the LED. We look at how BIOLUMINESCENCE and PHOSPHORESCENCE have been used in art, design and civil engineering; we delve into artworks that capture SUNLIGHT and reappropriate it to their own ends; we look at the ways that our environments have been altered using light technologies and how that affects us, our future, our well-being and our PERCEPTION of space and place, and even how artworks that GENERATE their own light can sustain life itself.

This year’s Oslo LUX will be timed to coincide with Elvelangs, Oslo’s annual pilgrimage down the Akerselva River past myriad water and light attractions, that takes place on 24 September 2015. It also takes place during the UNESCO designated International Year of Light.

A preminary lineup will be announced soon, as well as how to get tickets to the event. Sign up for notification using the follow button (top right). In the meantime, our sister event on the other side of the planet is also gearing up for their next event: Wellington LUX 2015 will be happening this August – well worth the flight we say – or even better, there’s probably still time to get there by boat from Europe!

Wellington LUX 2014 underway

Sister event to OSLO LUX, Wellington LUX (in Wellington, New Zealand) is now underway with some 25 works of light art on display, mainly outdoors! Among them, this fine work by French duo Nonotak.

More info at http://lux.org.nz/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonLUX

2013 in review

The  2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Update!

Lux continues to make waves. Our New Zealand sister event Wellington Lux is shaping up nicely for 21-24 June – both Ruairi Glynn and Kimchi&Chips are heading out for the event, together with Cornelia Erdmann, Pierre Proske and many more to be announced. Get down there if you can!

Also: Submergence, the Squidsoup installation shown at ROM as part of LUX, is now on show at Mapping Festival in Geneva. And Aurora Nebula, the projection onto lycra installation by Pretty Concrete, will be exhibited at this year’s Hove Festival.

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Fontourist summary of Oslo LUX 2013!

We have a video and stills of the event coming soon but, in the meantime, this is something very special from Fontourist – also of this parish – the fifteen talks of the day each boiled into a single image. Fantastic!

Thank you sir – we salute you! xxx

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Click on the image for a higher res version, or go HERE.

Each speaker’s image can also be seen individually HERE

Intense!

Submergence LUX after party

15 speakers at a sellout symposium, 12 artworks in two galleries, and more to come.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came – speakers, artists and the almost 200 people who attended the symposium at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, filling the large auditorium for a whirlwind tour of the cutting edge of light art, design and architecture.

Tonight, Ilan Katin, one of the speakers, is performing his latest piece Ana X at Atelier Nord’s Annex.

The gallery at Oslo School of Architecture and Design is open weekdays 0800-1500 until 15th February, and Squidsoup’s Submergence is on at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur until Sunday 17th February. Opening times Wednesday-Sunday, 1400-1800.

Official photos and video to come, but in the meantime tag flickr photos OSLOLUX, or send us a link.

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