Saint-Petersburg international festival of light art
"Lightnights in Gatchina" will be held
on 10th and 11th of August, 2018
Saint-Petersburg international festival of light art "Lightnights in Gatchina" is a platform for uniting the best creative forces in creating the main event of the North-West region of Russia in the field of light art.
The festival is a kind of laboratory for the experiments of artists with new light technologies.
The festival will present a collection of light art objects created by masters of different directions: designers, light artists from theaters, stage designers, light designers, architects, engineers, developing innovative technologies, etc.
An artistic exposition of light installations will unfold on the territory of the Gatchina Park for two nights, and a multimedia light-and-video show will complete the festival.
The second international competition of light installations has been announced for beginner directors, light artists, engineers, motion and light designers. Finalists and the winner of the competition will be determined by an authoritative jury, and the audience will have to make their choice, the special prize will be given to the leader of the audience liking.
The festival will be attended by the French lighting artist Cathy Olive, who developed lighting solutions for many European public spaces, performances and museums. Kathy Olive became a mentor for the group of lighting designers and engineers, who participates of the joint educational project of the French Institute in Russia, the Gatchina Museum-Reserve, the New Media Laboratory of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, the School of the Stage of the Performing Arts "Show Consulting" and the School of Light Design of ITMO University,.
The festival program will also feature a project from the festival LUX HELSINKI and other special international programs.