Between the 22nd and 24th of November, Leeuwarden will be lit up by illuminated works of art across the city during the LUNA light festival.
Translation by Traci White
Suksawat reports that the festival will feature works of art in public spaces that rely on light and were designed by Dutch and international media artists. From the Westerplantage to the Wilhelminaplein, there are 15 locations across the city that will showcase art based on the theme of light and the moon.
LUNA, which stands for Leeuwarden Urban Night Adventure, is produced by Media Art Friesland and first put on a show in Leeuwarden in 2016. Highlights of the 2018 edition include the Visual Piano, which will project illuminated illustrations on the walls of the Blokhuispoort, the former prison turned events space. A series of circles with swirling jewel toned lights that respond to the people around them will grace the Waagplein.
Visitors interested in seeing all of the art works on a guided tour can join the A Guide to Leeuwarden walking route to learn more about the story and inspiration behind all of the works. The LUNA art works will be illuminated starting at 5 p.m. and will stay on until either 11 p.m. or midnight, depending on the date. Suksawat reports that business owners in the vicinity of the art locations will turn out their own lights to make the artworks more visible.
Media Art Festival
The festival installations are free to the public, with the exception of the indoor portion of the Media Art Festival, which is also being held during LUNA. The illuminated installations are being put on in conjunction with the Media Art Festival, which will be held between the 15th of November and the 2nd of December. The festival will feature interactive works using media, light and sound.
The MAF events will be held at the Snekertrekweg 1 in Leeuwarden, near the train station, and will also feature a number of workshops. That portion of the programme will cost 5 euros for general admission and 3 euros for students. All portions of the festival of free for kids 16 and under.