The International Light Festival – Spotlight will return with a new edition this April, in Bucharest. The festival will mark two major events of the year, namely the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the opening of the Romania-France Season in Bucharest, events that will be reflected in the theme of this year’s edition, entitled: EuropeLights.
The 2019 edition of Spotlight will be organized on Calea Victoriei in downtown Bucharest (the segment between the Romanian Athenaeum and the United Nations Square) on April 18-21. The artistic director of this year’s edition is Jean-François Zurawik, the director and producer of Fête des Lumières – Lyon.
“The theme of this edition – EuropeLights – celebrates the role Romania is playing in Europe throughout this period by capturing a series of relevant European identity characteristics translated into light installations created by local and international artists,” reads a press release.
In this context, Spotlight has launched a call for projects intended for young, emerging artists, architects, and designers, with the theme “Digital Europe. The Europe of the Future.” The organizers invite participants to propose interactive artistic light-based installations that explore at least one of the following aspects: “What Will Europe Look Like in the Future?,” “How Does One Translate Europe into the Digital Language ?,” “Analogue versus Digital – Yesterday’s and Today’s Europe.” The deadline is March 10 and the winner, who will receive a prize of EUR 1,000 plus up to EUR 5,000 for the production of the installation, will be announced on March 15.
More details are available here.
(Photo source: Facebook / Spotlight Festival, photo by Alberto Groșescu)
(Photo source: Facebook /
Spotlight Festival, photo by Alberto Groșescu)
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