DAS LICHT Luminale has become an internationally renowned event, supported and enabled by the Frankfurt urban society. Based on an initiative by Messe Frankfurt, held at the same time as Light + Building, it involves various spheres all using light as a medium. Here, we showcase just a handful of highlights from this year.
Pics: All courtesy of Luminale /Oliver Blum unless stated
CENTRAL LUMINALE VENUE
The Naxoshalle, Frankfurt's most famous testimony to industrial culture acted as the central venue for Luminale 2016. Around 20 installations, performances, interactive space light art works and light objects could be found in the hall. Other installations and activities such as the first Guerrilla Lighting in Frankfurt started from the Naxoshalle. It was hosted by the Theater Willy Praml, which put its venue and studio stage at the disposal of the international Luminale artists.
A light installation in the monastery garden; tender light forms colonise the monastery garden, forming a space within a space. They regroup, change colour, appear to move, to be alive. Cheeky and headstrong, they change the structure and form new, individual, atmospheric spaces. Created with the support of LichtRaumFunktion and Artemide.
An installation from Jueli Kanuma, Lilian Rihl and Nina Weilb채cher, Pulchra Traiecta is a huge kaleidoscope that takes visitors out of the dreariness of everyday life to a colourful, vibrant world and lets them forget about their stresses, even if just for a moment.
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