Ghent Light Festival 2015
Live Design Magazine, May 24, 2015
“Got Light co-owner and lead designer Jon Retsky visits the Ghent Light Festival 2015 to enjoy four days of spectacular light sculptures and installations.”
Photos by Got Light.
Enjoying four days of light sculptures, spectacular projects, and installations by contemporary national and international artists, the globe-trotting journey provided explosive inspirational artistic concepts for Retsky to bring back to his San Francisco-based lighting design company.
“For over a decade, our success has been built on creatively transforming empty spaces by employing innovative solutions and designs,” explains co-owner Jon Retsky. “We relish opportunities like the Ghent Light Festival, which showcases revolutionary lighting design using surprisingly basic grass-roots technology.”
Enjoy Retsky’s photographic journey and experience the surprising variety of light creations he discovered.
Claudia Reh – Echtzeitlicht
An imaginary garden in the heart of the city blooms on the white walls of the Zandberg. The radiant gardens symbolise a colourful society that is nourished and protected.
CLOUD is an interactive light sculpture in the form of a cloud, made of 6000 old light bulbs. You can turn them on and off with light cords that represent the rain.
The artists create a new spatial order of colourful lines between the trees. The result is a shining landscape to enjoy in the dark.
Collectif Coin – Globoscope
Globoscope is an intriguing work of art made of light-emitting globes. Maths, sound and light create and transform the space.
Ralf Westerhof – Drawn in light
An ever-changing cityscape, drawn in light, shimmers in the dark air. Enjoy its ever-changing minimal lines.
Monika Loyola – Absence
“Absence” is a poetic live show. When the audience leave, the space returns to silence and darkness.
Théoriz – BK – Horta
A magical audiovisual show casts famous citizens of Ghent in the leading roles at the Episcopal Palace. Experience a whirlwind celebration.
Klaus Obermaier – Dancing House
The interactive projection ‘Dancing House’ makes you a part of the animation. Jump, dance, wave, move and the light installation will dance with you.
Amanda Parer – Intrude
Huge, radiant white rabbits feel perfectly at home. They seem sweet in the white light, but their gigantic size also hints at the ecological devastation their species can inflict.