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:
On The Wings of Freedom by Aether & Hemera:
Floating Bridge by Leandro Mendes:
Arborescence by Loop.pH:
Effervescence by Geraud Periole, photo by Janus van den Eijnden:
Mirrorings by Jacques Rival, photo by Janus van den Eijnden:
Light Bridge by Tjep:
Landschapslumen by Beeldjutters:
Circle of Life by Rob van Houten:
Volte by Lisa van Noorden:
Ghost Ship by VisualSKIN:
Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects & DigiLuce:
Intrepid by Katja Galyuk / City + Light:
World of Shapes by Todd van Hulzen and Studio Louter:
Speederman by David Černý:
My Light Is Your Light by Paul Baartmans:
House of Cards by OGE Creative Group:
Moonburn by Stichting Barstow:
Camp Fire by Wilhelmusvlug:
Sneaky Serpents by Tropisme:
Flawless by Gonzalo Bascunan & Perrine Vichet:
Constellation by LIKEarchitects:
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.
Learn more visit Amsterdam Light Festival here