Luminale 2018 – Biennial for light art and urban development

ing technology, in Frankfurt am Main every two years. With 200,000 visitors, the Light Festival is one of the most important events in the city of Frankfurt and the RhiSince 2002, Luminale has been accompanying Light + Building, the world's leading trade fair for lighting and buildne-Main region. From 18 to 23 March 2018, the ninth Luminale will start with an extended orientation: the new concept combines light art and technology with a debate on urban design that includes structural, economic, ecological, social and technological aspects and not to forget artistic positions.edia experience.

Key Focus Sections

For the first time, the extensive programme of the Biennale will be presented in five sections, each with its own key focus: selected positions of theme-related light art in ART, lectures and talks with renowned experts in SOLUTIONS, projects of universities and other educational institutions in STUDY as well as self-organized and initiated contributions from various fields in COMMUNITY. In addition, the BETTER CITY section is dedicated to all those projects that are permanently preserved in the city and thus contribute to the sustainability of the entire festival.

The ART category unites outstanding light art and artistic works in the interaction between light and city. The focus is on light and media art, which makes use of different formats and processes such as video mapping, photography, installation or multimedia and deals with a specific place in terms of content - for example, with its architecture, history, reception, and use.

Experiencing the city in a different light

Even long-term residents of Frankfurt get a completely new view of their city. Frankfurt's guests from Germany and abroad can discover the city off the usual travel guide tips. The light walk, the optical heart of the Luminale, which connects the venues in the city center for the first time, is the best way to do this. It leads to important landmarks and cultural monuments, but also to mysterious, undiscovered places. More than 20 projects were selected for the 3.5-kilometre-long inner-city walk, which can be explored on special guided tours.

Frankfurt's Alte Oper celebrates its 2018 Luminale premiere. Here, the Italian design studio Karmachina is illuminating the façade of the renowned concert hall in a new light. A video mapping show tells the story of the Alte Oper in five chapters. An innovative 3D sound system supports the multimedia experience.

Find more information on the Luminale homepage and see who will also be part of the event.


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