Amsterdam Light Festival 2016/2017
My previous post was about Amsterdam Light Festival 2016/2017.
In that post were lots of pics, all taken during a Water Colors Cruise Tour by Lovers.
You can still see these Light Art installations until january 22nd, by the way.
Illuminade walking tour
The festival had another part, called Illuminade, to be seen on foot or by bike.
I say ‘had’, since -unfortunately- Illuminade ended last sunday.
I walked 7 kilometers that evening and took many pictures, so you can still enjoy these light art works through my photo-impression.
Photo-impression Illuminade Amsterdam
Several light installations were interactive, like this one, titled Tree Hugger. Hugging the tree influenced the lights in the tree.
The next installation we already saw from our canal boat. But on shore I was able to get closer and walk all around it.
Very photogenic with the shapes, the see-throughs and the changing colors.
Walking through Wertheimpark and Hermitage’s garden
The walk lead us through the garden of the Hermitage, where this work was: Mens-Human.
In that same garden were several installations by Young Scientists, a bunch of school children. They did a great job and I particularly liked their art work with Barbie dolls. So inventive and creative!
Every doll had a written description and explanation by the student that dressed up that doll.
Still at the Hermitage, was a beautiful and intriguing light art work, titled Flowering Phantasm.
The route further took us to a park, guarded by these fabulous Sphinx lanterns: Wertheimpark.
This was one of the light art installations in the park, titled Hourglass.
Wertheimpark lies next to Amsterdams Hortus Botanicus.
Projections of bees and beehives on the historic building of the Hortus, titled Human Beeing.
XXL rotifers and a blue dog
Here’s another light installation that we saw from the boat. We were pretty far away then and my pictures were not very good.
This time, ‘on land’, we were able to get up close and personal and walk all around the light installation.
This artwork, titled Rotifers, was as amazing as I thought it would be when I saw it from afar.
That brings us almost to the end of my photo-impression.
Remember Wolfert’s dog? You already saw him in my previous post, the one about Amsterdam Light Festival. Here we see him from the other side and from closer up. I really like this art work.
Videos from Illuminade
During our boat tour it was so horribly cold, that it did not even occur to me to make videos of the light installations. Extreme weather really blocks my thinking and my way of handling things. (Izzit just me or is this effect recognisable?)
During my walk I felt fine though; I was even dressed a bit too warm. Can you believe it? Me, in Dutch winter, feeling fine????
This time I DID manage to take some videos. Here they are:
Light Art around the globe
Wouldn’t it be cool if we could keep (some of) these light art installations permanently in Amsterdam? Like Wolfert’s dog. It’s like it belongs there!
I know; not gonna happen.
In fact, as I read, many of the light art will travel around the world after this festival. Who knows, maybe some of them will turn up in Singapore’s iLight Festival…. That would be fun!
Singapore’s iLight Festival is back this year, by the way, from march 3-26. Yay!!!!
Did you catch Amsterdam Light Festival this year? What’s your favorite art work?
Do you have a light festival near you?