Friday, 30 November 2018

Qatar's first light festival promises to wow residents

The biggest and the first International Light Festival in Qatar will be held at Lusail Marina in the first week of December.

Light Me Lusail, the three-day festival to begin on December 6, will feature vibrant light installations in the Eastern Promenade.

To be held from 6 pm to 11:30 pm, light art is an applied art form in which light is the main medium of expression.

Installation of internationally acclaimed artist and co-founder of Ocubo, which specialises in light video mapping projection, Nuno Maya will be present at the festival. Lusail, in a social media post, said that the artist explores the heritage and future of Qatar, which will be represented in a two-part installation at the arena. The concept of the passage is not only explored by public walking but through the perception of time.

Another popular installation that will be featured is NEST, an artwork by Indian light designers and architects Vikas Patil and Santosh Gujar. Based on bowerbirds of Australia, the organic architecture is built from recycled materials and includes multiple light sequence.

The event promises to be an immersive sensorial installation related to natural phenomenon yet focusing on external and internal sensation by leading the audience to experience an altered state, losing notions of space and time.

(Source: The Peninsula)

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