press-livedesignGhent 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.

From San Francisco to Belgium, Got Light‘s co-owner and lead designer Jon Retsky reveled in the company’s first pilgrimage to the triennial Ghent Light Festival 2015.

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.”

As an added bonus, Retsky visited the Design Museum Gent’s current exhibit ‘Lightopia,’ encompassing over 300 works revealing how lighting design has influenced modern living spaces. 

Enjoy Retsky’s photographic journey and experience the surprising variety of light creations he discovered.

 

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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.

 

Got Light Finds Inspiration at Ghent Light Festival 2015

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Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett – Cloud

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. 

 

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Katarzyna Malejka and Joachim Slugocki – Horizontal Interference

The artists create a new spatial order of colourful lines between the trees. The result is a shining landscape to enjoy in the dark.

 

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Collectif Coin – Globoscope

Globoscope is an intriguing work of art made of light-emitting globes.  Maths, sound and light create and transform the space.

 

Got Light Finds Inspiration at Ghent Light Festival 2015  


 

Ralf Westerhof – Drawn in light

An ever-changing cityscape, drawn in light, shimmers in the dark air. Enjoy its ever-changing minimal lines.

 

Got Light Finds Inspiration at Ghent Light Festival 2015 


 

Monika Loyola – Absence

“Absence” is a poetic live show. When the audience leave, the space returns to silence and darkness.

 

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Théoriz – BK – Horta

A magical audiovisual show casts famous citizens of Ghent in the leading roles at the Episcopal Palace. Experience a whirlwind celebration.

 

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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. 

 

Got Light Finds Inspiration at Ghent Light Festival 2015

 


 

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.

 

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