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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013: White Trail

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 16, 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

This year several  exhibits used video-mapping. The photos above and below depict “Nón lá Poétry,” by ThéOriz Crew (France). The description says that the installation is intended to present viewers with a new and unconventional perspective on the Vietnamese conical hat. The surface of the wall is flat except for the cones, which have are hanging on the wall. (A short clip of the installation appears in the video I posted earlier.)

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

“Prima Ballerina,” by O*GE (Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahr) was much more popular than the installation they did two years ago (I forget what it was called but it looked like a hut made of orange glow sticks). I think I preferred their “Night Garden,” 2009. (I met Gaston Zahr that year when he found one of my Flickr photos of his installation and commented on it.) Still, the ballerina was very impressive. It was a tricky subject to photograph because the skirt is so bright and the face of the doll is in shadow. The doll is spinning, which makes it trickier to get a sharp focus.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

“Light,” by Detlef Hargung and Georg Trenz (Germany), projects the word “light” in Hebrew and Arabic, moving in kaleidoscopic pattrns in Gan Hatekuma.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

“Pyramid of Light,” by Heinz Kasper (Germany/Austria) is constructed of thousands of plastic bottles.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Beit Rothschild in Batei Machsei Square always has an impressive video-mapping installation. This year “Garden of My Dreams,” by Ocubo (Portugal) depicts children planting a garden, which grows with spectacular colours. The dog that you hear in the video isn’t part of the sound track. Someone brought a German shepherd, which was fascinated by the presentation and started howling.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013: Jaffa Gate

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 14, 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

The fifth Jerusalem Festival of Light opened a week and a half ago and closed last night. We went three nights in a row last week. I can’t compare it to last year’s festival, because we were in Italy, but this year’s festival seemed smaller than previous exhibits. There were three instead of four trails, almost no live performances, and fewer exhibits. These photos were taken around Jaffa Gate, at the beginning of the white trail (full Flickr setslideshow).

The helium kites shaped like birds are “Les Luminéoles,” by Christophe Martine (France). In the photo below you can see the kite flyer behind the white fabric flowers.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

The coloured bubbles lit inside are “Soul Forest,” by Lucion Média (Canada).

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

“Nomad Flowers,” by Gilbert Moity (France), by the moat of the Tower of David.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

“Path of Stars,” also by Gilbert Moity, along Armenian Patriarchate Street.

Jerusalem Festival of Light 2013

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