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


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:



Oslo Lux 2013 will take place on Thursday 7th February 2013. The symposium will be at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, from  09:00 – 17:00. There will be an evening event at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur, from 19:00. We hope to see you there – it is going to be an extraordinary day!

0900:     Welcome and Introduction. Karl Otto Ellefsen (Rector, AHO) and Stahl Stenslie

0920:     Open Source and Public Space. Evan Roth

1000:     Session 1: Light Art in Public Spaces.
.             Ivar Smedstad, Ilan Katin and Marius Watz.

1050:     Coffee

1110:     Session 2: Light, Experience and Responsive Spaces.
.             Elliot Woods (Kimchi and Chips), Meghan ReynardRuairi GlynnAnthony Rowe (Squidsoup).

1230:     Lunch

1315:     AHO Guest Lecture: Dominic Harris (Cinimod Studios)

1410:     Session 3: Light as Medium.
.             Cuppetelli and Mendoza, Joe Gerhardt (Semiconductor), HC Gilje

1520:     Coffee

1540:     Session 4: Light and Technology.
.             Liselott Stenfeldt, Einar Sneve Martinussen.

1620:     Spaxels: Pixels in Space. Horst Hörtner, Director, Ars Electronica Futurelab

1700:     Drinks and private view at Oslo School of Architecture and Design

1900:     Exhibits and drinks at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur

Exhibition artworks

cuppetelli-mendoza_3aNotional Fields, by Cuppetelli and Mendoza

With festivities out of the way, Oslo Lux 2013 now looms, suddenly just a month away. We are very excited about the emerging lineup, which will feature a range of cutting edge talks and exhibits by leading artists, designers and architects from across the globe, and including a healthy contingent of Norwegian artists.

There is also an associated exhibition, with works on display by Cuppetelli & Mendoza, Ruairi Glynn, Semiconductor, Pretty Concrete, Andy Graydon, Meghan Reynard and new pieces by (among others) Marius Watz and Squidsoup. The exhibited works span two locations: the gallery at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (where the conference takes place) and at Galleri ROM, where the after conference evening event will happen.

Tickets are still available here for what will undoubtedly be a day of concentrated illumination and inspiration.

Spaxels, HC Gilje and Swingscape!

Spaxels - flying points of light (c) Ars Electronica Futurelab 2012

Spaxels – flying points of light (c) Ars Electronica Futurelab 2012

We are delighted to annouce three more contributors to what is going to be a sensational day of talks and artworks.

HC Gilje of this parish – one of Norway’s foremost artists working with light and space – returns to Oslo LUX to talk about his mesmerising recent lightworks. Liselott Stenfeldt from Aarhus’ Interactive Spaces Lab will be talking about their playful SwingScape intervention. And Horst Hörtner from Ars Electronica’s Futurelab will give us the low-down on the Spaxel volumetric swarm quadcopter flying LED phenomenon!!

Installations and events will be announced shortly.

Also, hurry (!) as today is the last day for the discounted EARLYBIRD tickets!

An exciting lineup, and there’s more to come!

Heliocentric, by Semiconductor (2010)

So far we have Dominic Harris (Cinimod Studio) who will be talking about how they fuse interactive art and architectural lighting design, and with a bit of an insight into how they flew a 50′ UFO weighing over 3 tons through central London a couple of weeks ago. Evan Roth will shed some light on laser tag and other light based graffiti projects in relation the open source movement and public space. Elliot Woods (Kimchi+Chips) and Anthony Rowe (Squidsoup) will be talking about their different approaches to creating light-based visual experiences that occupy physical 3D space. Joe Gerhardt (Semiconductor) will expand on how light is central to their films (literally central, in the case of Heliocentric). Ruairi Glynn will illuminate us on his work with mobile glowing tetrahedrons, and Cuppetelli and Mendoza will be showing and talking about their augmented projection piece Notional Field.

And remember – only three days left to save a whole lotta dosh and buy an earlybird ticket to Oslo LUX 2013 and hear what these people have to say AND see several examples of interactive light based experiential works. ALL proceeds go towards covering the running costs of the event, so your support is vital!

Announcing Oslo LUX 2013!

A one-day celebration of the intersections of LIGHT, SPACE and TECHNOLOGY

Thursday 7th February 2013. 

Oslo LUX 2013 will feature a range of national and international artists, designers and architects: lighting designers, interaction designers, interactive architects, media artists, installation artists and creative technologists from around the world will be presenting the latest trends and discoveries in this rapidly developing field.

The full line-up will be announced shortly, but this year’s presenters include Cinimod Studio’s Dominic Harris, Evan Roth, Semiconductor, Ruairi Glynn, Squidsoup, and Cristobal Mendoza + Annica Cuppatelli.

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.

(image: London Eye Mood Conductor, courtesy Cinimod Studios)

The first Oslo LUX took place in January 2011, and consisted of 10 speakers working with light, space and technology. About half of the speakers also presented work in an associated exhibition that took place at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The format was then replicated in Wellington, New Zealand as WGTN LUX. Online details of the events at and

Past events have been hugely enjoyable, informative and provocative, and so we are planning a slightly larger event this time – though still aiming to retain the intimacy of the original. Norway in February is cold but beautiful – we can promise a friendly and intimate atmosphere, and a memorable occasion.

Please subscribe here and also check out our Facebook page to get updates to the lineup of speakers and exhibited light-based artworks as more information becomes available.

A limited amount of earlybird tickets are available now at a discounted earlybird price. Note that at the last Oslo Lux tickets were sold out well in advance of the event, so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Oslo LUX 2013 pre-announcement

We are now working on the lineup for Oslo LUX 2013. In the meantime, a date for the diary:


is when Oslo LUX 2013 will happen. There will be talks during the day and an open air event in the brisk Oslo winter evening in central Oslo. It promises to be a fantastic day with an excellent lineup of top-notch international and Norwegian artists, designers and architects talking and presenting work.

More details soon!

Wellington LUX 2012 is happening RIGHT NOW in New Zealand – check out what is happening there at and