Lumiere London 2016

January can be a dull month in London: December festivities are over, it is its cold, dark from 4.30pm… this is why Lumiere festival is an excellent idea!

For four nights this week (14-17 January, 6:30pm-10:30pm), London becomes the city of Lights displaying in different neighborhoods of our British capital, (and therefore for free and for everyone) different installations of top international artists using the lights in every way possible.
Without any links or particular order, the pubic is invited to discover each work along its stroll, and despite the cold, the streets (but also bars and restaurants) were full, but also very friendly.

The works are very different from installations to 3D projections, sometimes even interactive like for example with Light Graffiti by Floating Pictures where the public is invited to ‘paint’ the floor with lights in a graffiti style. Sadly I didn’t had time to see it all, but my favorite was the Lumineoles by Porte par le Vent for its simplicity and dreamy atmosphere it gave to Regents Street.

Will we have Lumiere 2017? I do hope so!

Luminéoles by Porté par le vent
Dresses by Tae gon KIM
Spectra-3 by
Litre of Light by Mick Stephenson, Central Saint Martins, UAL, MyShelter Foundation
Eléphantastic! by Topla-design 
1.8 London by Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman
Light Graffiti by Floating Pictures
Light Graffiti by Floating Pictures
Pipette – King’s Cross Tunnel by Miriam Sleeman, Tom Sloan, Allies & Morrison, Speirs + Major

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