Impressions Glow (1)
Eindhoven Glow 2010, impressions with long exposure.....;
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What does it mean: GLOW...
Due to the dedication of CityDynamiek Eindhoven, from November, 6th to 13th, 2010, the city center of Eindhoven turns again into a forum of interventions, installations, performances and events based on the phenomena of artificial light.
The Subject 2010: ‘(Re-)Discovering Eindhoven’
When the night falls the image of the city changes. Daylight is replaced by islands of artificial light. Brightly lit shop windows and facades, illuminated signs, headlights of passing cars and traffic lights are perceived as signals in a background noise: the gleam of streets, squares and roads caused by public lighting. The night - the realm of fantasy and magic - in Eindhoven is the stage for GLOW 2010.
‘(Re-)Discovering Eindhoven’ puts well-known urban spaces by means of artificial light in a different perspective and illuminates unexpected locations in the city. GLOW 2010 focuses on sites that tickles the imagination of artists. Familiar situations get a new meaning and places that are invisible or ignored because of their obscure nature are revealed by light. Think of the dark corners with waste bins and the poor backsides of luxury shop exteriors, with drain pipes, air conditioners, motion detectors, security fences and emergency exits. At daytime lifeless and uninteresting, during night hours titillating, inhospitable and sometimes ominous. These sites stimulate the imagination of artists and inspire them in their quest for the visible and hidden urban identity.
‘(Re-)Discovering Eindhoven’ shows the city in other disguises. As a space for rhetoric, narration, memory, dialogue and self-reflection. GLOW 2010 allows artists to bring back magic into the innercity by adding light objects to the existing streetscape, not fearing techniques of seduction and drama. Some make their own story and use materials they find in the surrounding areas. Others start a dialogue with the urban environment by making use of existing wall surfaces that serve as giant projection screens or exploit the interior of an existing building for their personal discovery.
One thing all light objects have in common. At various locations something appears that deviates from the ordinary and offers a surprise or perhaps a small miracle. Something that attracts and helds the public attention, makes curious and cannot immediately see through. But every work of art causes individual thoughts and feelings about a place using the magical power of light.