Luminale Guided Tours in Frankfurt - 2012
Luminale: from light to light art – In the last ten years, optimal provisions have been made for light pleasures in the evenings of the trade fair. Since 2002, the ‘Luminale’ light festival has been taking place parallel to the Light+Building trade fair. This year, the festival extended over Frankfurt’s city centre and the entire Rhine-Main area with almost 170 light installations. In Frankfurt City alone, more than 100 light artworks could be marvelled at. This year, however, light art enthusiasts could do without strenuous selection research because World-Architects.com in collaboration with architecture journalist Thomas Geuder from ‘raumjournalismus’ organised bus transfers to selected light installations for the first time and with great success. The motto of the tours was the individual experience of the interplay of light, people and architecture. In a light shower, for example, participants had the opportunity to test the physical and psychological reactions to different light colours (Light-Freshener by Vera Wegener, [Slow Light | Fast Light] at AusstellungsHalle, from iLo Dutch Institute of Lighting Design), paint the facade of Literaturhaus with light (MobiSpray at the Literaturhaus, by MobiLenin), experience light and sound as a live performance (Visual Piano at the Senckenberg Museum, by Kurt Laurenz Theinert) or project a 200-metre high light bar to the management floor of the Tower 185 by means of a “ring-the-bell” game (Lukas 185 by Day&Light Lichtplanung). A special highlight of the Luminale was the ‘Resonate’ (FH Mainz) installation on a container ship anchored at the Hohlbeinsteg, where light, space and sound were made perceivable for the visitors. On the banks of the River Main, the visitors could finish off the ‘Guided Evening’ with an original apple wine in a relaxed manner.
Thomas Geuder works as a free-lance architecture journalist in Stuttgart.
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