Conferences 2014


6 December 2014

“Village Lumière” – Palais de la Bourse


Moderator: Vincent Laganier, Light ZOOM Lumière


9:00 Welcome coffee

Opening of the Conferences

Georges Képénékian, Deputy Mayor in charge of Culture, Major Events and Citizen Rights, City of Lyon
Mary-Ann Schreurs, Vice President of LUCI and Deputy Mayor of Eindhoven

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10:00 – 12:30
Can a light festival be sustainable?
While an increasing number of large-scale cultural and sporting events are making sustainable development and environmental responsibility a priority, light festivals seem to have remained on the side-lines of this development. Despite the considerable success of these events and the questions on energy inevitably raised by the use of light, environmental issues are only rarely emphasized.  Through accounts of festivals that are pioneering and exemplary in this area, we shall see what social and environmental tools can be developed to reduce the ecological footprint of these events.


12:30 – 14:00
“Village Lumière” – Palais de la Bourse


14:00 – 16:00 The role of sound in light festivals
Light festivals are increasing in number throughout the world; their format and nature are evolving and becoming more diverse. In particular, at most light festivals nowadays, sound and music is a prominent feature of the installations offered. This conference will address all of the aspects related to this development – from artistic motivations, to the necessity to responding to public demand – in order to determine the place of sound in today’s light festivals.




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