Curated Place and Reykjavik Winter Light Festival announce the winners of three international commissions for new light-based artworks.
After long deliberation Reykjavik Winter Light festival and Curated Place are extremely pleased to announce the three projects that they will be commissioning and producing for the 2014 festival.
More than 50 entries were received for this year’s commissions all of which were presented to the Winter Light Festival board last week for consideration. The exceptionally high quality of proposals led to some extremely difficult decisions having to be made and a close fought race to find the successful projects. We wanted them all…but sadly we could only have three.
Nevertheless, after long deliberation we’re extremely pleased to announce that the three successful projects bring together artists from Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Canada and the UK.
Circle 6 is a Spiritual Light Installation by the multi-national team of Inuk Silis Høegh (Greenland/Denmark), Arild M. Kalseth (Norway), and Amelie Deschamps (France/Canada). Circle 6 is a three dimensional experimental light installation built around the concept and practice of a healing circle - a healing machine embracing the energy and aura of light.
Høegh's ambition of scale and presence was recently boldly demonstrated when he transformed the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa into "Iluliaq" a monumental Iceberg (the timelapse below from their site):
Reykjavik based British Artist Kitty Von-Sometime, creator of The Weird Girls Project, will draw inspiration from the magic of bioluminescence to create an epic and immersive environment of reactive jellyfish to take over the city streets.
Finally Icelandic lighting designer and guerrilla lighting aficionado Kristján Gunnar Kristjánsson will work with Örvar Halldórsson bringing together their skills of lighting design and motion graphics wizardry to Wake the City Statues across each festival.
Development starts immediately and everyone is fired up to turn Reykjavik into a glowing masterpiece this February - with more artworks to be announced for the festival shortly.