TAVA2018 announces exciting line-up
The second edition of Tartu in Light (TAVA2018), an architectural lighting design and light art festival held in Tartu (Estonia), will take place this autumn featuring outdoor and indoor exhibitions, a lighting design conference, a light fair, and a series of workshops conducted by professionals.
This year the TAVA open-air light-installations, with the theme “Radical light”, will feature six light installations that will help to reconfigure and rethink six well-known places in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town. Participating artists come from Estonia, Finland or Mexico and the curators are Varvara & Mar. The installations are open to the public from 25 to 28 October.
Another important part of TAVA2018 will be a series of architectural lighting design workshops (20-24 October), helmed by members of the IALD. They will change the nightly appearance of 3 historical sites in Tartu: the Tartu Toy Museum, St. John’s Church and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.The curator of these architectural lighting design workshops is Sabine De Schutter, a Berlin-based lighting architect.
Additionally, indoor light art exhibitions will open on 24 October and last for a month. The theme is “Vacuum as a School of Thought”, with curation by KIWA, an Estonian multi-disciplinary artist.
The legendary Dreamachine, a device causing hallucinations, invented by Brion Gysin in 1959 and made popular by William Burroughs and Psychic TV, will be presented for the first time in Estonia.
Finally, a mapping workshop will take place on 21-24 October – the first of its kind in Estonia. It will be led by professionals from Limelight, a studio known for its work on such festivals as Bucharest iMapp and the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Find more information: official website
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