Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013: Green Trail
Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 6, 2013
This is the final round-up of photos I took at the Jerusalem Festival of Light.
Flower from the Universe, by Titia Ex. The “petals” of the flower changed colour and were reflected by the base.
Amir Zobel’s Fountain of Life was an interesting optical illusion. On the outside, it’s a squat plastic cylinder.
This is how it looks on the inside:
Guardian Angel (Maro Avrabou and Dimitri Xenakis). The watering cans are supposed to be like angels, with optical fibers pouring out of the spouts.
I Am a Harp (Eli Kaplan Wildmann and Shuli Oded) was an interactive installment. Recorded music was playing the background and you could make sounds with the electronic instruments by pressing the levers. The light tubes changed colours.
Luminaissance (Amaury Veron, Constance Pereira, Hortense Greneir, Louise Renault, Anaîs Shenck) looks like light boxes around palm trees, with roots painted on the outside.
Tree of Life (Heinz Kasper) was really underwhelming. If you click on the link to see the artist’s conception, it’s a little prettier but not much. Compared to the magical fairy tales video-mapping a couple years ago, this was a comedown. It’s a static projection of trees on the Damascus Gate.
Lotus Dome (Daan Roosegaarde) was in Zedekiah’s Cave, an ancient quarry under the Old City, so there was a queue to get in because the space is limited. Half an hour is a long time to wait for a disco ball. Oh, well, it was interesting to see how they’d lit up different parts of the cave.