Under the 10th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (10-19 OCT. 2014) Berlin unique activities and special events were once again designed around the theme of light by national and international artists and creative teams. These included among popular 3D video mappings, video projections and illuminations also touring installtions and music events.
LIVE-MAPPING BY “THE CORE BERLIN”
Microsoft was part of the 10th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS for the first time and with a live video mapping on the facade of the building Unter den Linden 17. The international Artist group The Core.Berlin connected the creative themes “Digital World” and “Nature”. Binary codes mingled with natural phenomena and growing structures. For this purpose, the creatives had the video projections specially adapted to the facade of the building and influenced live on site the contents. Throughout the festival the Digital Eatery Unter den Linden was open from 5 pm until midnight. On different days, there was also a live program, for example, with DJs.
Also the historic building of the Law Faculty of the Humboldt University at Bebelplatz – located next to the Hotel de Rome – is illuminated excitingly during the tenth anniversary year of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. The internationally renowned light artists Sigrid Sandmann and Daniel Margraf present projects under the theme of joy of life which was specially created for the festival and the building.
HOTEL DE ROME
The Hotel de Rome is transformed into an open air gallery for modern art photography. Beautiful designs of contemporary photographic artists invite you to dream. For that idea, the perfect partner was found in Lumas, which is a gallery for autographed original photographs. Anyone interested in contemporary art and photography should pay a visit to the Hotel de Rome during the 10th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.
BERLINER DOM: PROJECTION “COLOURS OF JOY”
The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS has invited ten designers, creative people and artists to design the facade of the monumental building under the motto “Colours of Joy” and with their vision of the joy of life. The Berlin Cathedral Church is not only an imposing structure. The church is also a challenging task for lighting designers. Its dark facade with bass and treble is a tricky challenge unlike architecturally well-structured buildings such as the Brandenburg Gate. Each subject must be specially adapted and tailored to the cathedral. This is sophisticated, but on the other hand it is the attraction for the designers.