The Slovenia Times

Ljubljana lit up as work of art

The Lighting Guerrilla festival opens in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Light installations exploring the subject of space have transformed Ljubljana into a venue of modern art for a month as the Lighting Guerilla festival is back in town for the 17th year.

Opening outside the Vžigalica (Match) Gallery opposite the Kržanke open-air theatre late on 22 May, the festival is running until the Summer Museum Night on 17 June.

It features installations, projections, multimedia and stage shows by 40 artists, 15 mentors, close to 100 students and 19 cultural and educational institutions from Slovenia and abroad.

17th Lighting Guerrilla, a light art festival, opens in Ljubljana.

The works explore the multifaceted issues of the physical world as well well as immaterial spaces, including the virtual world and the human psyche, the organizers say.

Several of the projects included deal with environmental change or reflect on the inaccessibility of space - either in terms of control or gentrification, which is quickly changing the physical, cultural and social fabric of cities.

The light installations are on display at several locations in the city centre daily between 9:30pm and 11:30pm. Free guided tours on bicycles depart from the Vžigalica Gallery every Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm.

Every Wednesday evening there will be an audiovisual performance called Sonorous Facades.

With the project of the Australian artist Michael Candy, the festival will extend into autumn, when he will also oversee a series of workshops in Ljubljana.

For detailed programme click here.


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