Lighting Guerrilla: Colours
In its current edition, the festival of light that celebrates its 12th anniversary, will comprise numerous lighting installations, objects and projections to be presented in the streets and squares of Ljubljana, and in two gallery settings.
The festival focuses on discussing colours in the context of contemporary art. The selected projects explore a wealth of symbolism and colour expressiveness, yet also optical-physical characteristics and their role in achieving various visual effects. After all, colours serve as a labelling and communication system, and, as such, they are an important element in art as well as everyday life. The featured projects discuss our diverse attitudes to colours and thereby to everything visible in general: exploring different meanings and the human perception of the colour spectrum, they venture towards playful explorations of colour effects, thereby quite often creating aesthetically stunning ambient effects.
In the Match Gallery, Japanese artist Yoko Seyama will be featured with two projects. Melody Dots 14 – Colour is a moving sculpture, its central element composed of several smaller coloured glass disks. Their movement results in abstract choreography accompanied by a composition by Dirk Haubrich. Saiyah #2, an ambient treat, transforms the gallery into a colour geometrical landscape based on large glass plates and mirrors. A series of three objects, authored by Aleksandra Stratimirović and Athanassios Danilof, has been conceived as a visual instrument that seeks to use colour arrangements to present the viewer with an experience of light and colour, as direct as possible. The triptych creates a minimalist intimate setting, its chromaticity affecting the viewer. The central element of Boštjan Čadež’s project is a common DLP (Digital Light Processing) video projector. The artist has submitted its beam to high frequency rotation to disperse the digital image around the space. A colour structure will thus be traced for the viewers, representing total destruction of the visually coherent original image.
Production: Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana
The project is supported by: City of Ljubljana, Ministry of Culture, French Institute in Slovenia, Japan Foundation
Sponsors: Javna razsvetljava, Elektro Ljubljana, Foculus, Riwal
Special thanks: Event Lighting Jernej Guštin, s. p., Kreatorij DIC, Španski borci, Art Hotel Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, residents at Vegova 8 and Soteska 10, Javno podjetje Ljubljanska parkirišča in tržnice, d. o. o., Snaga Ljubljana