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.


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!


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.


Opera Lux 2012: Projection Mapping Workshop – Jan 30 to Feb 1 2012

Oslo Opera House as it may look

A Projection Mapping Workshop with Joanie Lemercier from AntiVJ about projected light in space, unusual projection formats and contexts, and about his work within the visual label AntiVJ.

This is a unique opportunity to get a hands-on approach with advanced Projection Mapping techniques and content production for architecture and in-situ audiovisual pieces. The workshop will explore the various artistic and technical aspects, as well as rules and constraints. The participants will study the structure of Oslo Opera House, try different tools and softwares (linear production and realtime tools) to generate visuals for its very specific architecture.

At the end of the workshop, there will be a night of projections tests on site, with a 10 000 lumens projector, and this will be an opportunity for workshop participants to visualise their images and content projected on a large scale on the Opera house.

The workshop starts with an open lecture by Joanie Lemercier at ANX (Olaf Ryes plass 2, inng. Sofienberggt. Oslo) on MONDAY JANUARY 30th 2012 at 19:00.

On Tuesday January 31st the workshop continues at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design before the night of projections starts at 23:00 outside at The Norwegian Opera.

Contact oslolux <at> gmail <dot> com if you would like to take part.

The event is organized by Ståle Stenslie and Anthony Rowe from Oslo Lux in cooperation with Atelier Nord, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet and Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Our 10 K projector is made available by ProjectionDesign

Opera Lux is financed by Norsk Kulturråd

Next stop Wellington, New Zealand!

image (c) Eddie Clemens 2011

The next LUX event is confirmed as taking place on 8-10 July 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The format will be similar to Oslo Lux – a mix of local and international artists, researchers, designers and architects will map out the overlaps of light, space and interaction. The event will take place over 2 1/2 days, and is timed to coincide with Te Aomarama, a Maori festival of light.

www.lux.org.nz for more information.