Festival of Lights Future Vision Award
The best videomapping artists stage their messages in spectacular shows
Traditionally, the Festival of Lights, together with its presenting partner, offers a competition in which the best video artists are awarded prizes. This year it is the Future Vision Award.
The light of tomorrow is a projection by the Spanish creative studio momap, an artistic message about the necessary change in the way we deal with energy. The journey through time begins with the emergence of charcoal, tells of the use of other fossil fuels in a steampunk and art deco environment, shows fire-breathing machines and arrives at the end to reality – a clear-thinking, transparent head. The artist collective RE:SORB has won several awards and is a guarantor of high-quality work. In their Mapping Transformation, in times of transformation and digitalization, it is about designing a path for a new tomorrow. In doing so, one should not lose sight of nature next to all the technology and alternative possibilities. In the video mapping by the Polish creative team Clockwork, the baroque Charlottenburg Palace is first illuminated by disco balls, sculptures dance to the beat. Then the facade transforms into a glass structure, whales swim in a cosmic environment, air bubbles turn into spheres with children …. a mystical scenery.
TV Tower Berlin
For the staging con:trust, the Berlin design team Studio Eigengrau and Soundselektor deal with the ambivalence between man, environment & technology, as well as the use of fossil and renewable energies. The technological achievements of our civilization are often in contrast to the findings of science. con:trust shows that the world as we know it is not only black and white, but consists of facets and nuances. Chicago-based U.S. artist George Berlin says of his production Evolve Love: “It’s a story about nature being overwhelmed and almost absorbed by technology and modern life. But ultimately she not only overcomes it, she merges with technology to shape the future in new ways.” Les Ateliers Nomand from Romania has reinterpreted sculptor Constantin Brâncuși’s symbolic masterpieces, extraordinary in their simplicity, in a colorful and lively way. Among them well-known sculptures such as “Bird in Space”, “Endless Column” and “Table of Silence”. The modern components embed harmoniously with natural elements, movement and rhythm. They solve the problems of today and tomorrow through simplified algorithms. Brâncuși in Space is a fantastic journey through a universe that is strong and at the same time in need of protection.
Hotel de Rome
The artists behind The Projection Studio from England are Ross Ashton and Karen Monid, represented in the festival with the contribution Psyche. The actual protagonists are blue butterflies that connect the individual scenes, create transitions and thus express the interconnectedness of the world. These individual scenes show a wide variety of images of a world as people want it to be: A rainbow-colored waterfall in the forest, a small island in a clean sea, or a sunrise in the desert.