Less than 48 hours to go

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We are super excited about Friday. Plans are coming together, signs are going up, and various forms of luminescence are congregating at the AHO gallery in preparation for the big day.

There are still a few tickets left. We have had a couple of reports of Paypal playing up. If you are having problems buying a ticket, please email oslolux@gmail.com with your name and ticket type (full or student) and we’ll hold one for you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see awesome speakers and artworks, including a keynote speech by Eduardo Kac and an expose on creating sunlight indoors using Coelux founder Paolo Di Trapani.

See you Friday!

Oslo Lux 2015

FRIDAY 25th of SEPTEMBER
A ONE-DAY CELEBRATION OF THE INTERSECTIONS OF LIGHT, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY

Location: Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Our theme: NATURAL LIGHT // PHYSICAL LIGHT

OSLO LUX 2015 takes the International Year of Light beyond the electric bulb, investigating how BIOLUMINESCENCE and PHOSPHORESCENCE can be used in art, design and architecture.

OSLO LUX further investigates 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.

OSLO LUX 2015 features a range of international and national artists, designers and architects working with light and creative technologies. They will be presenting the latest trends and discoveries in this rapidly developing field.

This year`s presenters include Eduardo Kac, Little Sun (Olafur Eliasson), Koo Jeong ANatasha Barret,  Paolo Di Trapani from CoeLux® as well as Antony Evans from glowingplant.com.

LUX is a series of conferences and associated exhibitions that probe the boundaries of light, space and interaction. The events explore recent developments in art, design and architecture in this fascinating and evolving area.

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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!

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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Image: Evan Roth, Laser Tag

The exhibitions are coming together, the speakers have begun arriving… less than 48 hours to go!

Registration for Oslo LUX 2013 opens at 0800 at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) – directions HERE.

Please note that Oslo LUX 2013 starts at 0900, and we need to stay on time in order to be finished by around 1700. The gallery opening is at 1700 (also at AHO), then the evening kicks off at 1900 at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur – directions HERE – where more works are exhibited.

Tickets are still available HERE.

See you Thursday morning

Oslo LUX 2013 – Artworks

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In addition to FIFTEEN inspirational speakers, Oslo LUX 2013 will also be presenting TWELVE light-based works, across THREE venues!

At the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the gallery space will contain four artworks that explore light and space in very different ways. Cuppatelli & Mendoza’s Notional Field is a stunning Mixed Media interactive projection piece; Ruairi Glynn’s The Lamppost and The Glowworm, an idiosyncratic take on surrealist Artificial Intelligence; Meghan Reynard’s beautiful take on light-based spatial intervention, Thicket; and Andy Graydon’s musing on presence and materiality, Band Pass.

Around the gallery, Marius Watz’ Prime Hex B will cast a light over the main corridor, and Einar Sneve Martinussen’s Satellite Lamps will be sensing and visualising GPS satellite signals in real time inside the auditorium. And Aarseth & Nesheim’s Nuun will be illuminating dark spaces with piped daylight in the Byggehalle.

ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur, a wonderful gallery space just down the road, is currently showing Submergence, a large new immersive and interactive piece by Squidsoup. This will be the venue for the evening LUX event, and Submergence will be accompanied by Semiconductor’s mesmerising Heliocentric, a film that uses the sun as focal point as it passes across the sky; Pretty Concrete’s sensuous and interactive Aurora Nebula will be tempting the elements outside, accompanied by the playful glow of One Stunt a Month’s Plasma balls.

And finally, Ilan Katin will be launching his latest project, Ana X, creating a dialogue between past and present, at Atelier Nord’s ANX, round the corner at Olaf Ryes Plas, the following day.

Tickets are still available HERE. We hope to see you on 7th February!

The three sites are very close to each other: