From the 14th – 17th January 2016, two iconic destinations – King’s Cross and the West End – will be transformed with neons, video-mapped projections and installations, responding to the unique architecture of each location. Taking place outdoors over four evenings, the Lumiere London festival is completely free to attend and will be the biggest light festival to hit the capital with a host of international artists attending to illuminate our city.
See iconic architecture (think the National Portrait Gallery, Covent Garden and Granary Square) transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works and start your 2016 in spectacular fashion! Exhibits include ‘Joining The Dots’ by Cleary Connolly (France), a video installation exploring how we recognise the human body, inspired by the work of psychophysicist Gunnar Johnsson, and ‘binaryWaves’ by LAB[au] (Belgium) which uses infrared sensors to capture the invisible flows of information that surround us from mobile phones, radios and cars, transforming them into a unique display of light, sound and colour.
Produced by Artichoke and supported by Mayor of London, Lumiere has just finished a stint in Durham, and we are sure you’ll agree that the photos look absolutely stunning. Artichoke first produced Lumiere in Durham in 2009, where it has since returned every other year. In 2013 the company also travelled to Derry~Londonderry where a unique Lumiere programme was part of the finale to the UK City of Culture celebrations. It’s safe to say we can’t WAIT for it to arrive in London! Visit Lumiere London for more information.