Biennial for
Light Art
and
Urban Design
MARCH 18 - 23, 2018
Frankfurt and Offenbach

Light Walk

The heartpiece of Luminale 2018: The Light Walk connects the Luminale venues in the city center into a large open air gallery of light art.

Art

Frankfurt Fades

With his video mapping installation at the Römer, Philipp Geist has developed a site-specific and walk-in light installation.

Community

Animalier & Veggie + RND pixels

The exhibition shows the development of Marco Brianza as a light artist.

Community

Luminale-Express

Two historic trams and a bus invites to roundtrips on the opening and closing evening.

Solutions

City and Environment: Blue Hour

A poetic report on what science has learned since we first saw Earth from space.

Art

Cross Hatch

The façade of the historic Grossmarkthalle, the main building of the European Central Bank, turns into a huge animated street art gallery.

Art

Do we dream under the same sky

It has been developed for the Biennale in Seoul and will now be shown for the first time in Europe: a textile façade that produces electricity and emits light.

Solutions

City and environment: Panel

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Rosemarie Heilig and Dr. Dietrich Schmidt discuss ecological questions of urbanization.

Community

Lighty and Airy

Symbols are floating as illuminated mobiles, light silhouettes and projections through the church interior.

Art

White Album

Neon signs are reduced into white, illuminated minimalistic objects.

Solutions

City and Light: Panel

Prof. Mischa Kuball, Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer and Thomas Kusitzky discuss the consequences and challenges of illuminated cities.

Community

#VIVERE ALL’ITALIANA

A luminous script stands for the beauty and the poetry of Italy.

Art

Urban Lights

A light installation by Diana Ninov on the Frankfurter KunstSäule (Art Column).

Community

Transition Hall

Facade art, light installations, an interactive figure cabinet and illuminated tours: Offenbach’s Main Railway Station on a new Path.

Solutions

City and Security: Panel

Dr. Nils Zurawski, Dr. Markus Müller and Maximilian Otto discuss security in public space.

Art

The young king...

Please note: The project has been canceled. The construction site does not allow an installation and the opening of the old town for visitors at the moment.

Art

The guardians

This quiet work casts colored shadows outwards during the evening – and inwards during the day.

Community

Jugend stärken im Quartier

Young people from Offenbach present microprojects on which they work in their local neighborhoods.

Study

Zeitgeist

What symbolizes today's consumer society better than a broken display?

Art

Orbis Lumen

This three-dimensional Dymaxion world map is made of sugar cubes.

Community

We make colours

Each participant creates his own light art work, all together they become a network.

Community

Black / Light

A series of pictures with fluorescent colors and phosphorous pigments, which will be illuminated by black light.

Community

Reflex

Reflecting light objects and textile works.

Study

P18- 2A

A peaceful meeting place in the turbulence of the present.

Community

Remix der Unikate

Digital light art meets handmade jewelery.

Community

Coming to Light

Five photographers describe the magic of light and how it subtly influences our moods.

Art

Schattenwerfer

Light is not installed, light is removed.

Study

Light Cocoon Frankfurt

The light art work expands into a non-dimensional labyrinth of light and sound.

Art

Über Sehen

Daliah Ziper directs the viewer’s gaze from the illuminated city to its sources of light

Community

Interlaced Correspondence between Light and Shadow

Dynamic Havens of Peace in the City.

Art

Light Boat

Small Lights for a Big Issue – What is our Position?

Study

Underwater

Within the installation, the River Main becomes a resounding protagonist and visual pulse generator.

Community

Lights Place of Stillness

Poetic Lighting Event with floating Glass Artworks.

Art

Light+Light=Shadow

The projection of a Frankfurt-by-Night film, shadowed by gleaming everyday objects of a spatial installation.

Solutions

City and Architecture: Panel

Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Frank Junker and Nikolaus Hirsch discuss the role of architects and urban planners in the growing city.

Community

Neon - Feel the glow

German premiere of the documentray »NEON – FEEL THE GLOW« by Lawrence Johnston.

Study

The distance between us

Institutionalized and industrialized yearning , global, digital, innovative.

Art

Frankfurter Leucht_Originale

Thiele‘s light, typography and word objects consist of letters from old neon signs, which also frequently comprise the history of FRANKFURT ORIGINALS.

Solutions

City and People: Panel

Angela Freiberg, Barbara Steffan and Oliver Elser discuss the challenges of urbanization

Community

The big Game

On the Trail of Dirk Nowitzki

Art

LIGHTSCREW

Light moves from floor to floor, changing color, speed and dynamics.

Community

Poi Gaming Event

Everyone can be part of a lighting event. Just swing the light spheres through the dark night.

Art

Denkstätte

Your thoughts can be part of the control center for mental impulses, which is build of active lights.

Study

If you want to see, you must learn to act

The space-creating sculpture by the Digital Design Unit (DDU) Darmstadt invites visitors to linger, but also holds a hidden message.

Community

The lightness of urban beeing

Light installations consisting of hand-made, hand-colored paper in the Atelier Eastend.

Community

LIGHTS OUT – SOUND ON

Brightness will be dimmed on the Rosa-Luxemburg-Street, with the saved energy Frankfurt City Sound will be broadcast on Hit Radio FFH.

Art

KATHARINEN+PASSION

First light signal of the Luminale: Victoria Coeln's transformation of the St. Katharinenkirche into a multi-facetted work of contemporary light art starts on February 14!

Solutions

City and architecture: Blue Hour

Frankfurt´s new old town: Lecture by Michael Gunterdorf.

Community

Mobile Light Cluster

Frankfurt students present a modular and mobile light sculpture.

Community

one another

Flickering light signals of the Pioneer probe and invocations of a female voice merge into a picturesque and poetic meditation.

Art

building bridges

The project aims to find common themes in major religions, to highlight what links us to “the other”, “the foreigner”.

Community

Look In

The project shows the path from feverish activity towards inner peace.

Solutions

City and people: Blue Hour

Filmscreening and talk with the directors.

Study

Nectus

An Interactive Light Installation on the Theme of Community.

Community

Lumio II

The surface of water as a natural mirror and light-reflecting membrane between the elements of air and water.

Community

»... ALL ART MUST BE PRECEDED BY CRAFTSMANSHIP«

Craftsmanship and light art have re-staged the building of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Chamber of Crafts and Trades.

Community

Luzenz

An interplay of light and paper, translucence, material and immaterial.

Community

The Night – Everything but Sleep

Exhibition in the Museum für Kommunikation.

Community

Light in Production

Nighttime tour through the Industriepark Hoechst.

Community

I stepped into the void and did not fall

The space of the Gustav-Adolf-Chruch in Niederursel is filled with light, images, sounds and words.

Community

Light to Go

During a leisurely walk, like brilliant angels, the trio “saunter”, almost floating through the city.

Community

The Lighting in Stanley Kubrick’s films - especially “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY”

A talk at the German Film Museum during the exhibition "Kubrick’s 2001. 50 Years - A SPACE ODYSSEY".

Community

Colors of Recycled Plastic

The artworks out of plastic packaging from the household show the attraction of the changeable and evoke an expanded perception through light.

Art

Glowblow

The dynamic bubble of light at the Goetheplatz marks a place that has changed over time.

Community

Logikum.eu - Birth of Digital

Experience the beauty of 0 and 1 - Interactive Didactical Light Art

Art

Loud

The sensor-controlled, transparent advertising light box reacts sensitively to the background noise in its vicinity.

Community

Lichttreppe

Outdoor Life – Indoor Life: Luminale in the Kunstverein Offenbach e.V.

Community

BAF – Bunte Armee Fraktion

Outdoor Life – Indoor Life: Luminale in the Kunstverein Offenbach e.V.

Community

Baumleben

Outdoor Life – Indoor Life: Luminale in the Kunstverein Offenbach e.V.

Community

lighting swarm #lww5

Pop-up Factory for 5-dimensional Light Art.

Community

Light of the Menorah

The presentaion of the Jewish seven-branched candelabrum, the Menorah, in the Jewish Prayer Room at Frankfurt Airport combines the traditional with the modern.

Art

HIBB DER BACH UN DRIBB DER BACH

A poem by Frankfurt literati Friedrich Stoltze is the contextual frame for the typographic light installation on the Eiserner Steg.

Community

Illusion_Line

The installation explores the conflict areas between “protection” and “isolation” and the conditions under which a place of retreat can turn into a cage.

Study

Andere Schöne aus Boskoop

Comedic half-figure portraits cleverly depict the liaison between man and food.

Community

Highlights

DDC Creative Competition on the Theme »Cultural Diversity« for the TAB Street Gallery in Frankfurt’s Taunus Strasse.

Community

Horst Lights: Workshop

Video mapping workshop with Mathieu Cretté, internationally-renowned VJ from France.

Community

HORST LIGHTS

Adlerwerke Facade projection, light installations, Luminale bar and concert.

Study

Bergsilhouette

The abstraction of a mountainous landscape allows scope for multi-dimensional interpretation.

Community

Luminale in the Atelierhaus B71

Exhibition, reading, installation and public painting in the former factory for leather stamping.

Community

Facade illumination – Central Railway Station

The building can, once again, be plunged into atmospheric light for a couple of days and present its prize-winning illumination (German Light Design Award).

Community

Fin sin fin

Malte Kebbel’s installation takes the concept of a 3D puzzle one step further.

Community

Flexipolis

The skyscraper sculptures compose a illuminated cityscape connected by an integrated data network.

Community

Pale shades – Dark shades

Timbres, lighting effects and short readings in the Johanniskirche in Offenbach am Main.

Community

Enlightenment

A moving light installation in the Garden of the New Tibet Haus.

Community

Vexations: Revisited

Over 24 hours, pianists play in succession Erik Satie’s piece "Vexations" while sitting in a specially conceived semi-transparent, illuminated white cube.

Community

(POP) Corn Market

OFB Building site turns into a Popcorn Machine.

Art

Light Reflex

Rotating reflections illuminate four alcoves of the building, allowing it to bask in old memories.

Community

IN THE RIGHT LIGHT

An installation in the Hafen 2 of red, green, blue and their combinations. Light colors and their positions vary to produce different moods

Art

Your Point of view

The grouping of monochromatic lines of light invites us to take part in an explorative tour or our own perception.

Community

Hesen under Power

Exhibition in the Haus der Stadtgeschichte about the history of the electricity industry in the State of Hesse.

Community

Die Fabrik Leuchtet

For the first time, the Kulturwerk will be part of the Luminale - with light installations in the courtyard and two special concerts.

Study

UNWRITTEN

A hint for a future for which everyone is responsible and which each of us can influence.

Community

Cream puffs

The thermal installation presents a magically-green cloud of light floating in the middle of the space.

Community

Brain Flash --- flash your brain

The installation interprets our daily sensory overload and the information processing in our brains.

Study

Pulse

The movements of pedestrians and visitors in the Taunusanlage becomes the light play.

Community

City Light Charts

What happens when it is Light Art instead of advertising that communicates with us in public places?

Community

CINÉTIQUE en exposition

A Design illumination inspired by Figurative Art

Art

No future without history

Projections of historic images of Frankfurt and thought-provoking quotations brings the Carmelite monastery to life.

Community

DESERT SOUND : LENT

Desert life in sound and video installation let the KunstKulturKirche Allerheiligen become a refuge of peace.

Community

Trails of Light ll

Analogue light installations augmented by a live performance with meditative music transforms the St. Antonius Church.

Community

The Diver

Friedrich Schiller’s poem THE DIVER becomes tangible with the use of lighting, fire and sounds.

Community

Luce dipinta

Raffaele Cioffi produces color and light dreamscapes on the canvas.

Community

Blue Hour

You are the Light! The studio and Offspace "Be Poet” becomes an interactive communication and operations base before nightfall.

Better City

Friedberger Warte

An installation that stays.

Art

snow white

A hidden gem is kissed awake.

Study

Urban Climate Canopy

Installation, roofing or street furniture?

Art

#ESWERDELICH:T

Eine performative Licht-Oper für Liebfrauen

Art

strangers

A video installation like something from another world. Habitual elements are processed and transformed in a strange way.

Better City

Light on!

The “Bügel” high-rise settlement on the Ben-Gurion Ring, formerly regarded as a problem district, becomes a creative light-parkour.

Art

All my limitations are in a hurry

Darya von Berner lets the audience play with the sculpture gallery in the Museum of History.

Community

Blow me up

The inflatable lighting rod BLOW ME UP is the latest product from the house of Ingo Maurer.

Community

BASILEA RE-CHURCH

With light and music, the St. Boniface Church becomes an art space.

Art

How good that nobody knows….

Johannes Kriesche‘s light installation is based on the fairytale of Rumpelstiltskin, who spun straw into gold.

Study

THE LUMINALE IN THE INSTITUT FÜR STADTGESCHICHTE

Tour in four stations, facade installation and IAoffen in Frankfurt’s Carmelite Monastery.

Solutions

INNenarchitekturOFFEN 2018

Finissage of the Luminale in the Institute of Stadtgeschichte with the bdia.

Art

5M3

Five Light Cubes at the Nizza Park

Community

The Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT

A Festival within Festival

Community

Light barrel columns

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: A living space situation with LIGHT BARREL COLUMNS.

Community

KRANK

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: Performance and light artists transform the ground floor and inner courtyard into a colorful world of illusions.

Community

Helios

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: A captivating slow motion sequence of the rising sun which then sets again into the sea.

Community

Rural Exodus 6

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: In the darkness, a collection of insignificant objects transforms into an illuminated city.

Community

Fade to grey

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: Video Installation and Live Performance.

Community

BLACK LIGHT

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: Fluorescent drawings and objects, black light.

Community

Inner space connection

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: Black light painting and bodypainting are forming a visual essay.

Community

AFTERPARTY

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: Performances, light art and music merge into one great spectacle

Community

Public Viewing Commentary

Luminale in the ATELIERFRANKFURT: A video work with sculptures and seating by Frankfurt artist Il-Jin Choi.

Community

An Instant

The goal is to play an active role for just an instant.

Community

1,000 and 1 Years

A visual concert with music and lightpainting in the Dreikönigskirche.

Study

¥UM ¥UM NEOTOKYO

A meeting place with the dystopian neon worlds of Sci-Fi films and Animés.

Art

Alte Oper feiert Luminale Premiere

The façade becomes the projection surface for the studio of visual design Karmachina.

Solutions

Theme day »city and light»: symposium citylights

An event of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Art

WESTEND SYNOGOGUE – DISGUISED

A dynamic, interactive projection on the façade of the Synagogue in the Freiherr-von-Stein-Strasse calls attention not only to the location’s historic architecture, but also to Frankfurt’s Jewish Community.

Community

Starlit Moments

Artist Fabio Kempf examines one of mankind’s oldest cultural traditions: observing the star-studded heavens.

Community

in motion

The photographic project visualizes jazz musicians as they improvises in a motion sequence.

Study

Five

The installation focuses on the five phases of death and mourning.

Solutions

Neuer Partner

Die Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft fördert den Luminale-Programmbereich SOLUTIONS.

Solutions

Stadt und Umwelt

Das Umweltamt wird unser Partner.

Art

Mehr Licht für die Goethestädte

Luminale Frankfurt meets Genius Loci Weimar

The Luminale has a festival centre

Our host will be the Instituto Cervantes in the former America House.

The new Concept

“Light and City” are at the heart of the Luminale 2018. Frankfurt, the metropolis on the River Main, will not only be the stage for light art, but also the focus of the Biennial.

The Luminale thanks its supporters:

Messe
Polytechnische Gesellschaft
Instituto Cervantes
satis&fy
Ciborius

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