On February 14th, 15th and 16th, when night falls, light transforms Poblenou in Barcelona into a research lab for artists around the world. Creators use light, movement, virtual reality or AI, to explore new forms and meanings for public space and widen the limits of our own perceptions. Challenge your sense in a high intensity sensorial experience and join a collective experiment that searches for new models of participation and coexistence.
Major names in the international scene such as Luke Jerram, United Visual Artists, Kurt Hentschläger or Antoni Arola, to name a few of the twenty-three artists participating in the BCN 2020 Light, join the art, design, lighting and architecture in Barcelona, in a major event that defies conventions and claims that light, digital technology or the moving image can be part of the cityscape without being at the service of its exploitation
Mécaniques discursives, Carrer de Pere IV, 113 bis
Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet
The passing of time seems to go faster each day; Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension of time, a reprieve. Mécaniques discursives is like a stopover between two eras: that of Gutenberg and that of big data. By juxtaposing the oldest form of image reproduction, xylography, with the most recent digital technologies, the installation embraces several centuries and seems to shrink time. A strange device juts out from the wall, full of dark illusions that are mysterious and yet, somehow familiar.
Museum of the Moon, Estany del Disseny HUB Barcelona Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37
From the beginning of humanity, the Moon has acted like a cultural mirror of our beliefs, knowledge and ways of seeing things. Over the centuries, it has inspired artists, poets, musicians and writers from around the world. With this installation, Luke Jarram brings the Moon closer to us and deposits it on the lake of the Design HUB Barcelona. It is a 7-meter-diameter moon made up of high-definition images of the lunar surface provided by NASA.
Musica Universalis, Espai Simon 100 Carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 66-72
United Visual Artists
Musica Universalis is a space instrument that investigates the resonance of distant objects in our solar system. It comprises a series of kinetic and physical sculptures, each of which has a spherical shape and a mechanism that controls a rotating light source and a speaker. Light is emitted through the space, creating interventions and interactions with the architecture that surrounds it. With this latest creation, the London studio continues its exploration of time, space, light and sound.
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