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28/07 2016

Alberobello Light Festival

From 23 to 31 july 2016 the World Capital of Trulli will light up one more time during the 1st International Edition of the Alberobello Light Festival.

The 4th Festival edition will be dedicated to the ‘Visions’ of each featured artist around the themes of light and light art, revealing very own personal perspectives.

Alberobello Light Festival will wind its way through the most peculiar spots of Alberobello, along an evocative path. Created by eminent international artists, those visions will be shaped through installation artworks and projection mapping techniques, even on the iconic trulli and the main façade of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua.

Converted in a sort of display, those surfaces will come to life through pictures and lights and the audience will have the chance to contribute to the real-time drawings. The visual and interactive experience will give the perks of being an artist for a night and the spectators will see their own artworks projected on the selected monuments.

Lightcones and AGIT (Young Tourism Entrepreneurs Association), the first association in charge of the art direction of the event and the second one of the organizational direction, will be able to count on the commitment and the collaboration of Carole Purnelle. The eminent art curator is well-known for being the founder and the producer of the LUMINA Light Festival in Cascais (Portugal) with her Art Studio OCUBO. After an education in Belgium, England, Portugal and France, since 2004, Carole Purnelle is partner and artist in OCUBO studio specialized in multimedia and interactive cultural projects. Though versatile, her work is driven by a common theme: “Humanity” reflected through diverse preoccupations: globalization, time, space with a vital concern on the communication with the audience. Therefore, most of her pieces, sculptural or not, are interactive and turn the viewers into contributors to the work of art.

Installation

Aquabella” is aClaudia Reh’s  light installation for Alberobello. “It’s summer in Italy and it’s hot. The water is scarce. Therefore I want to  bring with my installation the water as a projection to Alberobello. Water is life. It is an homage to the source of life, because we know this source is threatened. In this artwork water is present as a live projection in combination with drawings, collages and objects. As analog projection arises in motion pictures  slowly, as the water flows down. slowly, as the water flows down. Because the projection is newly constructed similarly every night, always new pictures, new combinations arise. It is worth to re-visit the road every night. I will be on site and invite some visitors to play with water in the projections.  I call my work light graphics. It is my tool for visualizing an idea and to bring this idea to the place, with which it can interlocking. Only in this integration results a new statement, only partly visible, not as a finished image or film absolute, but only as a sketch in a way.”

Cluods realized by Tilen Sepič a multidisciplinary designer  new media artist and promoter of “open source”. Through common objects placed in an urban context, these visual and tactile combinations recall clouds, remitting to the transition between seasons. The artwork, designed through workshops held between the artist and the local community, who becomes the creator, shows a poetic and magical sight which contrasts the artificial with the natural.

I saved your the sunset” (original title “Segurei-te o Pôr-do-Sol”), is a sculpture that aims to evoke the presence of an eternal sunset.  This piece is the consequence of a long path in which André Banha explores the idea of making a fusion – a sculpture shaped both by the wood and by the light.  Working as a container, the piece will extend the sunlight, creating itself the illusion of an endless sunset.

Urban forest

As folds out of the city, a hybrid species invaded the city. Urban forest lights full of “Wood”. Trees, created by Cyril Minos, with bright branches pop up proudly and sketch a strange decor. The urban design of this installation evokes an artificial nature and make a plastic dialogue with the material of the city.  The “Wood” adorns this site to create an abundance of light and gives the impression of entering in the thickness of an artificial forest. Synthetic sound design wraps this unreal and fantastic scenery. The public can stroll through the tracery of bright trees and be enchanted by the flash of this reinvented nature. The bright foliage of “Wood” forms a glittering canopy near a secret setting for a wild dream.

The guardian Angels – Maro Arabou e Dimitri Xenakis

Protectors and guardians of the vegetation, white as angels, watering cans fly over the grass.  At night, like levitating, they light up, become colorful and water the trees. Fiber optic lines simulate the water flowing. The  installation echoes the preservation of the garden and plants and, by extension, of nature. It highlights the role of the human. The work points out that the growth of plants and trees is only possible by the contribution of three natural elements: light (sun), water and earth. Through the prism of sculptural elements and playful accessories, representative of our mode of apprehension and relationship with nature, this proposal aims to be a summary of life.  Unexpected and surprising, these guardian angels, these watering-lanterns, stop and challenge the passerby. They bring a smile and encourage contemplation within a landscape… It is also a gesture of protection to our environment.

Opulence – Maro Arabou e Dimitri Xenakis

No doubt the progress of science have solved major problems and brought to mankind a real well-being.

But the desire for a continuous production flow, the dream of a permanent opulence, do they not let appear the danger of transforming organisms into standardized serial products? We use plastic shopping bags that we fold to make them look like cabbage or salads.  This installation is a continuation of our work on the reuse of everyday’s objects.

Lighting painting – Ocubo

Light Paintings is an interactive multimedia installation, adjusted to the architecture of the chosen building or statue, with which the audiences are invited to paint the façade of buildings with light, creating amazing patterns full of vibrant hues by means of an interactive platform on site.  This artwork challenges the viewer to become an artist, creating a visual dynamic in constant mutation, as a blooming of patterns that alternates over time. It’s a fantastic way to animate and interact, using the architectonic characteristics of the building at their fullest with creativity and imagination.  In this particulary case, this interactive multimedia installation will animate the facade of the Chiesa St. Anthony of Padua, providing fun times to the Alberobello Light Festival visitors.

The light installation ‘Horizontal Interference’ is formed by a colourful cord structure which connects trees in a simple manner. The extraordinary architecture of wires, which in itself is beautiful at daylight, turns into a spectacular beauty at nightfall. By means of a simple, yet ingenious illumination all natural and additional elements merge together – in all its simplicity – creating a powerful and  poetic image. Even the wind loves this horizontal interference in nature, created by Katarzyna Malejka e Joachim Sługocki. Thus, again, organic architecture comes into being and you might envisage how it could have arisen in nature.

 

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