amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
 

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals

each year, co-created light artworks by local and international artists illuminate amsterdam’s city center during the amsterdam light festival. taking place from the 28th of november 2019 to the 19th of january 2020, the 8th edition called disrupt! has kicked off, inaugurating a new route with light artworks, unique stories about the city and collaborations with prominent amsterdam cultural institutions.

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
remind euljiro freedom by EON SLO
all images by janus van den eijnden

 

 

the amsterdam light festival 2019 saw 650 entries from which twenty established and up-and-coming artists from 16 countries were selected. the participant artists interpreted the disrupt! theme in different ways, with some installations acting as new interventions of the cityscape while others transformed the existing architecture of the city. during 53 days, the artworks can be admired daily from 5pm to 11pm and can be experienced by boat, bike, or foot along several routes.

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
order disorder by lambert kamps

 

 

some examples of disruption in nature include tom biddulph and barbara ryan’s surface tension which shows the disastrous consequences of global warming with minimalist lines of white light that contours the towed floating cars, traffic signs and lampposts. joining this piece is utskottet’s atlantis which sees an image of an international metropolis plagued by floods and other natural disasters.

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
hiding in the wolf’s lair by republic of amsterdam radio

 

 

movement is key to lambert kamp’s order/disorder 7-metre-high installation, where nine luminous circles continuously rotate in and out of each other. in contrast to this monochrome piece stands remind euljiro freedom, a colorful, flickering installation by EON SLD containing about 40 replicas of traditional signs, neon signs and light boxes that represent the 1950s to the present of a typical korean shopping street.

 

other artworks include hiding in the wolfs lair by republic of amsterdam radio & nomad tinker house, end over end by lucy mcdonnell from studio vertigo, and feel like the kardashian’s by laila azra among others.

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
butterfly effect by masamichi shimada

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
atlantis by utskottet

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canalsend over end by lucy mcdonnell (studio vertigo)

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
all the light you see by alicia eggert

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
surface tension by tom biddulph and barbara ryan

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
feel like a kardashian by laila azra

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
empty domination by m watjer, j pielkenrood en w brand

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
nacht tekening by krijn de koning

amsterdam light festival 2019 lights up the city's streets and canals
icebreaker by wilhelmusvlug

 

 

project info:

 

name: amsterdam light festival 2019

location: amsterdam, netherlands

dates: november 28, 2019 – january 19, 2020

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