Lights On, the international festival of light installations, arrives in Bucharest on Friday, December 9, in the area of sector 2, for the second edition in the Romanian capital. Nine works by artists from Poland, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Romania will be exhibited in well-known and lesser-known areas from December 9 to 18.
For the first time, the famous installation Museum of the Moon belonging to the British Luke Jerram will be exhibited for 10 days in Ioanid Park, the place where last year Gaia belonging to the same artist, fascinated the Bucharest public. It is the first time the installation has arrived in Bucharest as part of a free event.
Stringed, the creation of the Dutch Gijs van Bon, a spectacular installation of 20 meters long, will surely catch the eyes of the public in Morarilor Park, Diva, the work of the French Thomas Voillaume, an extremely original sculptural work, will inspire the public in the area of the Technical University of Constructions in Bucharest, while Balloomi and Aqua Olimpia, the works of the Polish artist Artur Grycuk, will be lit in the Grădina Icoanei park.
Not to be missed, of course, is the installation MI-E DOR DE TINE, created by the founder of Lights On Romania, Andi Daiszler, which has never been exhibited in Bucharest.
Under the slogan „Light is more than energy,” the event talks about the context of the energy crisis in an extremely open and honest manner presenting for the first time the energy consumption that each light installation has so that the public understands that it can actively contribute to saving electricity, a highly debated topic at this time.
The total electricity consumption of the installations exhibited in Bucharest is 4kwh, i.e. an average consumption of a home where the four members carry out their usual daily activities such as preparing food, watching TV, reading by lamplight or playing on the computer.
The general theme of the edition is Intersection, and the public will be able to enjoy installations that talk about this theme for the first time while other installations loved by the general public return to Bucharest.
The areas of interest for this edition are the Ioanid, Grădina Icoanei, Păsărari and Morarilor parks in Sector 2.
We need reasons to make us dream, things to inspire us, to keep us curious. Lights On is an excellent urban explorer that brings people out of their homes in cold and dark times precisely to introduce them to new spaces in their city. Lights On is an excellent urban explorer in a cold and dark time, a festival that moves the audience and introduces them to new spaces.Andi Daiszler, founder of Lights On.
The festival arrives in Bucharest for the second consecutive year, after in December 2022 several hundred thousand people saw, photographed and interacted with the light installations during the 10 days of the exhibition.
In fact, the festival has just finished its fifth edition in Cluj-Napoca, held between November 18 and 27. More than 120,000 people saw, photographed and interacted with the light installations exhibited during this edition.
Lights On was a joy for the people of Bucharest in 2021 and I am convinced that it will be a joy in 2022 as well. The lights of December can be more than just illuminated on the boulevards, they can be works of art by extraordinarily talented artists. I am glad that the people of Bucharest can see such works in sector 2.Radu Mihaiu, the mayor of sector 2.
Lights On is a free festival of light installations launched in 2018 in Cluj-Napoca. The 2022 edition is financially supported by the Mihai Eminescu Cultural Center and the Sector 2 City Hall, CEC BANK, George by BCR, UiPath Foundation, Mercedes Benz by ATP Motors, Daisler Print House.
Lights On brings light into public space as a metaphor and artistic medium to change the defeatist narrative we’ve been surrounded by since the beginning of the year. Under the concept of Intersection, we change the trajectory towards a more optimistic, sometimes timeless or fantastic vision of the world, of the future.Daniel Popescu, the artistic director of Lights On
All information is available on the official website of Lights On Romania.