Norrköping Light Festival
Norrköping Light Festival is back!
This year, the focus will be on local artworks and installations from November 29, 2019 through January 31, 2020.
As usual, many exciting activities await - including a cozy premiere, guided tours and Ljusruset!
The artworks and installations light up every day between 16 and 24 o'clock
Map of Norrköping Light Festival 2019-2020
Here you can find the map with all 25 works of art and installations that will light up Norrköping during this year's Light Festival.
Guided tour of Norrköping Light festival
I ♥ Norrköping
Created by Norrköping Light Festival project group. Norrköping does something with people. Carl Johans Park is once again filled with the message of love. The short and clear sentence welcomes visitors and returning residents with a call to spread love.
NKPG in a square
Created by Stina Norberg and Karl Norberg, Norrköping. Norrköping municipality works hard in creating a colorful Norrköping. Here culture should inspire, business flourish and people thrive. The light installation represents the constant work that is being done to create a colorful Norrköping to visit and live in.
The Paperboat - Intrepid
Created by Katja Galyuk, Netherlands. The paper boat is one of the world’s most folded origami objects and immediately recognizable by young and old. This friendly paper boat has been named Intrepid, meaning ‘brave’, or better yet,‘audacious’. The boat is often seen as a source of comfort during uncertain and turbulent times,despite its frail and non-water-resistant material.
Created by Norrköping Light Festival project group. The City Hall is the center of the municipality's political administration and during the Norrköping Light Festival is illuminated with the Lets create colors.
Created by Anneli Lindberg and the Women´s Network Hemma, Norrköping. Artist Anneli Lindberg is the initiator and leader of the Women's Network Hemma (at Home). They make textile, non-destructive street art called housewife graffiti. Women from different quarters with different origins participate in the network. The desire to get to know fellow sisters and the city, to create a home that unites. Textiles and art are their common language.
Created by the Climate People and various nature and environmental associations in Norrköping, in collaboration with artist Sahar Burhan. An installation that shows a recycling tree where the installer wants to comment on the consumer society we live in. Here you can hang a jacket you no longer need, or take one if you freeze!
Created by: Paul vaan Laak and Arnout Mijer Studio, Netherlands. Light appears in many forms, but mainly as warm and cold. But how do you describe those forms? How do you capture them? The first comparison that comes to mind is the gold yellow burning of the sun and the soft blue glow of the moon. The reference to the cycle of life and the transition from day to night is easily made. Even though we can easily distinguish between these two forms of light, recognizing them isn’t as easy.
Created by Norrköping Light Festival project group. There are 20 UV lamps and 1.7 km wire in green, yellow and pink that are clamped on 6m high posts.
Created by Norrköping Light Festival Project group. 17 Global Goals for a sustainable future! In September 2015, the world's leaders adopted an action plan for sustainable development, Agenda 2030, which contains 17 Global Goals and 169 Interim Goals. The aim is to stop climate change, put an end to poverty and create peaceful and safe communities.
Created by Patrik Nystrand, Norrköping. With this installation, the lighting designer, Patrik Nystrand, born and raised in Vikbolandet, Norrköping, wants to convey the rivers journey over the falls, the heat from the now extinguished iron-smiths, the pulse of the people who worked in the paper mill and the textile factories, the fire that ravaged at several occasions. And the music and glamour of Louis De Geer Konsert & Kongress.
Created by Angus Muir Design, New Zeeland. Sometimes art does exactly what it intends to do. This is the case with Water Fun by New Zealand-based architect and light artist Angus Muir. The spherical buoys are illuminated in a rainbow of colors. No cynicism. No underlying commentary on the unbearable lightness of contemporary society.
We are Norrköping
Created by Norrköping Light Festival project group. Sports in all forms unite and create community between people. Either by participating yourself and fighting for a common goal or by cheering and supporting those who do. Sport also contributes to creating cohesion and pride for the city.
Created by Jonathan Moreno, Emnauel Moreno, Olof Schröder and Emil Bardh. The video is the result of an experiment where the creators let sound and image integrate into a synchronized interaction during a live performance. "Hear the image. See the sound." is in other words the original idea, but here the visual part must stand on its own legs. With a little imagination, you might still be able to hear the abstract technon's heavy bass aisles with enchanting, playful details.
Out of the Cold
Created by Eva Cederwall, Norrköping. These portraits want to invite us to stay open, and remind us to keep connected to ourselves and the people around us. Meeting someones eyes, even for a moment, is showing humanity and respect. Its like saying: “I see you, thank you for seeing me too”
My Kind of Town
Created by Lena Svedjeholm, Norrköping. Lena Svedjeholm is an artist who lives and works in Norrköping. The paintings in this slideshow all relate to Norrköping, My Kind of Town, my favorite city in the world. They are made with a blending technique that includes paper collage as a foundation and then ink and acrylic over as a base for the final painting.
Before - Now - Then
Created by Anna Öst / Norrköpings kommun. A city is always in constant motion. It is never still. The story of the city is projected on the windows of one of Norrköping's most beloved buildings. It is a story of a city in continuous movement. From textile industry to visualization technology. A city that we are all part of. Then, now and in the future.
Created by: Visualiseringscenter C and Visual Sweden, Norrköping. Audio visualization created by: Tadej Droljc, Slovenien. With support from the Immersify project (www.immersify.eu). In front of you in the old turbine hall are two installations, a physical and an audio-visual virtual installation. The virtual experience displayed on the glass pane is inspired by the sonic potential of abstract 3D computer graphics.
The Last Light
Created by Christina Schneider, Norrköping. Every year, about 45 people in Östergötland take their lives. 45 times the hope goes out, the light dies away. 45 times a life disappears from social media. Speaking of those: How social are we with them?
Circle of Life
Created by Rob van Houten, Netherlands. This artwork is also about eternity, about the endless stream of water in the river and the rush of people to the city. The colors of the ring also play an important role in this scene
Christmas traditions in the old farming community
Created by Norrköping City Museum. This is a small exhibition about Christmas traditions in the old peasant society inside one of the houses. During the year they lived sparingly and ate salted and dried food. Therefore, they longed for fresh food and before Christmas the food was prepared for weeks.
Created by Nature and Construction, Norrköping Municipality. The 15 snowmen were made two or three years ago to be at the Harbor Bridge as Christmas decoration. They are cut from logs, so they are made entirely of trees. The trees used to make them come from the Vrinneviskogen forest here in Norrköping, in connection with the fact that they made a big clearing in the naturereserve there.