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16 September 2020

6.00 pm to 8.00n pm CET | ZOOM | Request to join | Contact

FIRST LIGHTS
Public talk on the future conditions of art in public space and festivals of light conditioned by the Corona pandemic

GUESTS

Just happened:
SKOPJE LIGHT ART DISTRICT Skopje
_ Aleksandra Stratimirovic

Postponed to February 2021:
UMBRA Vitoria-Gasteiz
_ Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
_ Carlos Torrijos
_ Rafael Gallego

Working in a different way:
INTERFERENCE Tunis
_ Aymen Gharbi

HOSTS

Bettina Pelz, Laurenz Theinert

8 July 2020

6.00 pm to 8.00n pm CET
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RESPONSIVE
How can we develop flexible formats for art in public space and festivals of light within the new framework of public health? What are the options to produce remotely site-specific and context-conditioned artwork? What are the options in art institutions and museums?

GUESTS
John Jaspers, CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LIGHTART Unna.de
Marie-Lena Rapprich, MAKROSCOPE Muelheim/Ruhr.de
Tomasz Wendland, Curator

HOSTS
Bettina Pelz, Laurenz Theinert

FIRST LIGHTS
Public talk on the future conditions of art in public space and festivals of light after the Corona crash

10 June 2020

FROM THE SUMMARY

Art-in-Public-Space projects and festivals of light are responding with great flexibility to the Corona pandemic. Other than concerts and theater performances which gather large groups of visitors in one place or under one roof, festivals of light are decentral exhibition formats. Most of them develop trails throughout the city’s center to host light installations, lighting design interventions or light-responsive artwork. Working with a broad variety of sites, they spread across a quarter or a district, some in walking distance, some along bike trails, other to be reached by public or private transport. These kinds of temporary art-in-public-space projects are developed to respond to urban situations, social encounters and societal being, but caring for physical distance is a built-in quality.

In the recent weeks, art-in-public-space projects and festivals of light developed measures and strategies to enlarge the spatial framework of the exhibitions allowing visitors to care for physical distance, to expand their timeframes to distribute the numbers of visitors over a longer duration, to explore hybrid models of onsite and online mediation. As well they started experimenting with new forms of remote productions for site-specific and context-conditioned or co-operative artwork. Although most of them are temporary art events, they consider hosting permanent artwork in public space that can be experienced even in times of person-to-person contact restrictions. The transition measures need additional resources in the form of budget, competencies, and tools, but artists, curators, and producers are sure that with collective efforts, they can timely be back in public space.

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6.00 pm to 8.00n pm CET
ZOOM

FIRST LIGHTS
Who is doing what in these unprecedented days?

In astronomy, FIRST LIGHT refers to the first use of a telescope or a new instrument. In the international scene of light art projects in public space and festivals of light, this FIRST LIGHTS meet-up gathers artists, curators, and producers that responded timely to the “new normal” after the Corona break-down and found solutions to have their projects up in spite of the NO-C directives: no crowd, no close-contact, no contagion. We want to exchange and discuss how to move on in this new situation.

GUESTS
Katarina Mirovic, SVETLOBNA GVERILA Ljubljana
Andrea Moeller, LUNA Leeuwarden
Aleksandra Stratimirovic, SKOPJE LIGHT ART DISTRICT Skopje
Martine Tritthart, Vienna

HOSTS
Bettina Pelz, Simone Schimpf

FIRST LIGHTS
Public talk on the future conditions of art in public space and festivals of light after the Corona crash