The organization of the biennial Lumiere festival in Durham, a major festival of light art, will staged it in London next year. London’s first Lumiere festival will feature illuminations and animations projected at 20 locations in the West End and Kings Cross over four nights. The event will take place from 14-17 January.
The first artists confirmed to London are:
Janet Echelman from the US will create a vast, illuminated aerial net sculpture to be installed above a yet-to-be-specified central London meeting point. Visitors will be able to change its light and patterns using an app.
British artist Julian Opie, known for his graphic portraits (including an album cover for the band Blur) and large-scale animated LED figures, like the one he made for U2’s Vertigo world tour in 2005.
Paris-based Irish artists Anne Cleary and Dennis Connolly, known as Cleary Connolly, will bring Joining the Dots, which creates moving figures from projected dots of light, created with the help of local people in Kings Cross.
Binary Waves by Belgian art-studio LAb[au] features 40 panels that light up in response to movement in the world around them.
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