03 lokakuuta 2019

Light in the Darkness


This might seem to be some pagan worship, but no.
It is a Reflektor Light Art Festival!


Last weekend I went to experience this fantastic light art festival near my home. The route was a few kilometres and the crowd walked on pitch-dark routes in the middle of an old forest. But not scary though, there were a lot of families with kids and dogs :) Reflektor Light Festival originates from Denmark. In Copenhagen the festival was organized from 2016 to 2017, in Helsinki last autumn and now in cooperation with the City of Vantaa. The quality of mobile photos is not great, but just to give you an idea of this magical experience.

"In the Nordic countries, we share a certain sensitivity and aesthetics with regard to light and darkness - something that is deep within our culture and connected to the changing seasons. We use light art to create shared, yet intimate experiences for the widest audience, and showcase how light art in public spaces can transform familiar places into exploratory and sensual, multi-dimensional experience,.”- curator Christina Dvinge from Denmark.


The visual effects of this tunnel were flowing, and a space music filled the air.


The patterns and colors of this full moon were changing constantly.


"The power of light art is based on darkness, and Reflektor creates an interesting contrast between nature and the urban environment. Dark forest usually only gets its light from the starry sky, but with the light art, the atmosphere of familiar jogging landscapes becomes magical."

THE ARTISTS
Finland: Meri Ekola, Sampo Aatos, Jere Suontausta, SWÄG collective, Arttu Nieminen and Ultraviolet Gallery 
Denmark: Jakob Kvist 
Sweden: Sofia Ivarsson





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Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland

28 kommenttia:

  1. Hienoja kuvia valoteoksista. Haluaisin joskus vielä käydä valofestivaalissa :)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Oli siis täysin säkkipimeää viime sunnuntaina siinä 20.30. Jännä kokemus, väkeä oli todella paljon.

      Poista
  2. Looks like a great experience, very enjoyable no doubt. The Northern Lights are without doubt a lure for people all over the world. It is an experience like no other.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. It was interesting indeed and so, so dark! I have to confess you: I have never seen Aurora Borealis, allthough they should be seen often in the Southern Finland, too :)

      Poista
  3. Love riitta,
    That looks beautiful. Really mystical and magical and gloriously luminous.
    Thanks for taking, showing and also for the information.
    Love greetings
    moni

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Magical & mystical moni! Happy weekend.

      Poista
  4. Wow tolle Lichtspektakel,
    besonders der Baum hat es mir angetan.
    Nordlichter müssen eine ganz besondere Erfahrung sein, wenn man sie mal zu Gesicht bekommt, leider hier nicht möglich ;-)
    Danke dir ♥lich zur Verlinkung zum "DND".
    Liebe Grüße
    Jutta

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you Jutta. The trees and the forest were spectacular, but the darkness was a challenge for my mobile phone. Wishing nice weekend.

      Poista
  5. ich kann mir so gut vorstellen, dass das licht eine große rolle in den skandinavischen ländern spielt. die hellen sommer und die kalten dunklen winter sind im norden einfach etwas ganz besonderes.der film über das nordlicht ist hinreißend! ich wünschte, ich könnte einmal selbst erleben!!
    ich habe übrigens für den natur-donnerstag auch licht mitgebracht!!
    liebe grüße
    mano

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you mano! Yes, the sun does not set in Lapland for months and here in the southern Finland the summer nights are very short. Maybe it is a compensation for our endless dark autumn & winter :) wishing you a lovely weekend.

      Poista
  6. Belas fotografias nocturnas e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Gracias Francisco, saludos desde una tormenta finlandesa :)

      Poista
  7. I quite like light installations...this must have been very colorful!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. There were more, but no success in photographing. Have a nice evening Luisella!

      Poista
  8. Never heard about... interesting idea. And of course the famouse Northern Light - a special attraction I would like to see.

    Wish you a good week.

    Greetings from Augsburg, Heidrun

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. This Reflector group is pretty new and I have no idea where they shall perform next. Have a nice evening.

      Poista
  9. Wow - das Zeitraffervideo mit den Polarlichtern ist einfach der Hammer! (The time-lapse-video with the northern lights is gorgeous!) Aber auch alle anderen Bilder sind großartig. Und wäre es ein heidnisches Lichterfest gewesen, hätte es mich auch nicht gestört. Ich muss es in diesem Jahr unbedingt mal zu den Winterlichtern in den Frankfurter Palmengarten schaffen.
    Liebe Grüße - Elke

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you Elke! The dark autumn and winter are so appropriate for light art shows. In Helsinki there is usually one where some buildings shall have gorgeous lights. Happy long weekend.

      Poista
  10. Hallöle,
    das sieht ja klasse aus mit den Lichtern, ganz ganz toll.
    Lieben Grüß Eva

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Danke schön Eva! This would be a great happening for Halloween!

      Poista
  11. die Bilder mit den Lichtinstellationen sind einmalig schön.
    L G Pia

    VastaaPoista
  12. I would love to experience The Northern Lights …
    The light festival looks brilliant, thanks for all your photographs.

    All the best Jan

    VastaaPoista
  13. Wau mitä kuvia, onpas jännät tuollaiset valofestivaalit! En ole itse koskaan käynnyt mutta pitäisi ehdottomasti joskus käydä:) Mukavaa viikon jatkoa<3

    VastaaPoista
  14. WOW, great LIGHT-NIGHT-SHOW!
    Happy day Riitta!
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

    VastaaPoista
  15. ...here, we are entering the dark period of the year and light seems more important than ever. This light show is beautiful, but the nature's Northern Light is more so! Thanks Riitta for sharing all of this excitement, enjoy your weekend. .

    VastaaPoista
  16. wow
    das sieht wirklich spektakulär aus
    die Bilder sind doch gut..

    liebe Grüße
    Rosi

    VastaaPoista
  17. Me han encantado esos tonos de luces, interesantes. Besitos.

    VastaaPoista

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