25 Illuminating Photos From The Third Amsterdam Light Festival

Photos From The Third Amsterdam Light Festival
above photo ©-Michiel-Buijse (cropped)

This winter, Amsterdam has lit up once again for the Amsterdam Light Festival. This is the third edition of the winter light festival which, for more than fifty days, illuminates the historical center of Amsterdam with projections on historical buildings, installations on the street,in public parks and on water for a unique experience in the darkest months of the year.

The theme for this year’s festival, ‘A Bright City’, challenged artists to create a tribute to life the city. The resulting artworks present a unique take on the modern city of Amsterdam. Here are some of the highlights from the festival.

Photos From The Third Amsterdam Light Festival

178 Bottles, 1 Message by Saskia Hoogendoon & Lieuwe Martijn Wijnands:
Bottles-1-message-beeld-jasja-van-leeuwen
messages in bottles

On The Wings of Freedom by Aether & Hemera:
Aether & Hemera - On The Wings of Freedom Photo- Janus van den Eijnden copy
On-the-wings-of-freedom

Floating Bridge by Leandro Mendes:
Floating-bridge leandro mendes

Arborescence by Loop.pH:
Arborescence-by Loop.pH

Effervescence by Geraud Periole, photo by Janus van den Eijnden:
Géraud Périole 'Effervescence' photo byjanus van den eijnden

Mirrorings by Jacques Rival, photo by Janus van den Eijnden:
jacques rival Mirrorings photo Janus van den Eijnden

Light Bridge by Tjep:
light bridge by Tjep IIHIH

Landschapslumen by Beeldjutters:
Landschapslumen

Circle of Life by Rob van Houten:
circle-of-life

Volte by Lisa van Noorden:
Volte

Ghost Ship by VisualSKIN:
Ghost-ship-by VisualSKIN

Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects & DigiLuce:
Alley-of-light

Intrepid by Katja Galyuk / City + Light:
Intrepid-Katja Galyuk of City + Light

World of Shapes by Todd van Hulzen and Studio Louter:
world of shapes

Speederman by David Černý:
speederman

My Light Is Your Light by Paul Baartmans:
My-light-is-your-light

House of Cards by OGE Creative Group:
House of Cards - OGE Creative Group

Moonburn by Stichting Barstow:
Moonburn
close-up:
glow moon cu

Camp Fire by Wilhelmusvlug:
camp-fire

Sneaky Serpents by Tropisme:
Sneaky-Serpents

Flawless by Gonzalo Bascunan & Perrine Vichet:
Flawless

Constellation by LIKEarchitects:
constellation

The festival is also extremely aware of sustainability. Light design is high-tech, interactive and SMART. The lighting industry is undergoing a radical LED revolution, in which countless innovations and dramatic energy savings will be realized in the years to come. Dutch companies are leading in this revolution. Amsterdam Light Festival makes these changes visible.

The third edition of the festival takes place from 27 November 2014 to 18 January 2015. The boat route, Water Colors, will take place from 27 November 2014 to 18 January 2015, and the walking route, Illuminade, from 11 December 2014 to 4 January 2015.

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Learn more visit Amsterdam Light Festival here