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Festival of Light, 2015 – Part 1

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 14, 2015

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We were only able to go to the annual Festival of Light on two evenings, because of the bus strike. So my husband and I finished three trails in one night–white, red, and blue. That must be a record for us! Above and below are the “Blooming Meadow”, at Jaffa Gate.

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“Children Drawing Light,” features drawings by the children of the Old City on lampshades. Actually, the installations this year featured a lot of children’s drawings.

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“Shelf Life,” a video-mapping installation by Lior Bentov on the wall of the Armenian Quarter. The bookshelf projecting from the wall is the only construction. The rest is projection.

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“National Heroes,” video installation by Yaron Zinman, was like watching an animated photo album.

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“Scutum Calx” was a strange one to photograph, because it was 3D video-mapping on the facade of Batei Machsei. It looks better when you wear the red/green glasses but I couldn’t figure out a way to photograph that.🙂

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“Large Pendulum Wave” in the courtyard of the Hurva Synagogue was a very cool installation in which balls changed colour and swung back and forth, sometimes as a line, sometimes as a wave, and sometimes as a helix. They were controlled by rods and suspended from a frame, like those pendulum toys.

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This year’s festival had a lot of musicians. I think I counted at least a dozen small bands, all wearing plastic jackets with strings of lights attached.

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I am experimenting with putting a mark on my photos but this seems a bit large. I’ll try to make it a bit more subtle.

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