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The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE show will go on!
Karlsruhe city council votes to continue event through 2020
Good news for all fans of the KARLSRUHE SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE: The KARLSRUHE SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE light show will continue to be held at the Karlsruhe castle through 2020, following a unanimous decision by the Karlsruhe city council.
In 2018, the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE will be held from July 28th to September 9th. On Saturday, August 4th, no light show will be held due to the KAMUNA museum night, which will be happening inside the castle at the Karlsruhe Museum.
The KARLSRUHE SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE premiered in 2015 in honor of the city’s 300th birthday. Since then, the program has attracted roughly one million visitors to the castle’s forecourt, making the castle the focal point of leisure activity in the city.
So in 2018, we can once again look forward to six weeks of unique and breathtaking light projections at the KARLSRUHE SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE.
Let’s continue to light up the castle in the years ahead!
Artists of SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE 2018 will be announced
The Hungarian artist group Maxin10sity, who were celebrated by the audiences of the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE in Karlsruhe in 2015, 2016, and 2017, will present their new work I’MMORTAL [Immortal/I am mortal] this year. For the new show, Maxin10sity will cooperate with acrobats of the Recirquel Company from Budapest. The company will take on various roles, including the role of Asheem, a circus artist, who achieved immortality after a fall. Acrobatic elements from the contemporary circus repertoire and mapping complement each other to create a new visual genre.
Photo: Maxin10sity, l´IMMORTAL, 2018
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»The Object Of The Mind«
For the first time, the artist collective Global Illumination has created a show for the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE: The Object Of The Mind. In their show, Global Illumination recount the technological developments that have led to our interconnected information society. The show starts in the era of analogue machines and moves on to punch cards, 8-bit processors and PCs, and all the way to artificial neuronal networks. They tell the story of devices, machines, and codes, which initiated the digital transformation and opened a realm for people’s creative imagination. Global Illumination is a collective of visual artists and filmmakers, which creates short-films, animations, video-mappings, and AV performances. The collective vision of Global Illumination is to connect stunning, original visuals with enlightening messages.
Photo: Global Illumination, The Object Of The Mind, 2018
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László Zsolt Bordos, also known as Bordos ArtWorks, is an artist living in Budapest, Hungary. His early activities as a "Visual Jockey" for 3D animations, his participation in gigantic facade projections and his unusual video projections and 3D mapping projects make him a pioneer of the genre. He studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, and at the MediaLab UIAH (University of Art and Design) in Helsinki. For his new show MEMORIES, the 3D artist creates an imaginary storage space where the artist's personal memories are stored. Using data visualizations, glitches and data mosh, Bordos links these real memories to his idea of how these memories are stored: "I imagine that the location for our memories is a fragile place. Some memories are lost forever because we forget. Glitches, for example, are a perfect way to visualize our forgotten memories, as the title suggests." With MEMORIES, László Zsolt Bordos succeeds in visualizing our memory artistically. Neuroscience promises: In the future, computer models will be able to completely reconstruct our memories.
Photo: László Zsolt Bordos, MEMORIES, 2018
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Jonas Denzel is a Master student at the University of Mainz and media artist. In 2016 he received a Fulbright scholarship and studied film and media art in Philadelphia (USA). His films and installations have been shown in Europe and North America, among other places. He was involved in the show Velografie für Drais for the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE 2017. In 2018 Jonas Denzel transforms the castle into a body of sound. He develops his show hands-on for the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE: The hands were man's first tools. They knock, rub and clap on the castle facade until they finally encourage the audience to clap along and thus become part of the rousing rhythm through inviting gestures. The sound is created and visualized exclusively by elements of the castle such as windows, rain gutters and walls as well as body percussion. The castle itself even becomes an instrument, a piano played by hands. The sounds that can be heard were recorded at the castle: Jonas Denzel made the rain gutters, windows and walls sound.
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SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE – A SUCCESS STORY
With its 170 meters of projection surface, the castle of Karlsruhe is perhaps the largest, but definitely the most beautiful screen in Germany. 24 high performance projectors make the castle shine in a different splendor every night – available for everyone free of charge, in the center of Karlsruhe. Already during the first year of the “Schlosslichtspiele”, the “Schlossplatz” – the actual heart of Karlsruhe – was rediscovered by the people of Karlsruhe and enjoyed great popularity among all ages and income groups every night. Over the course of the summer, the “Schlossplatz” became the meeting point for everyone in Karlsruhe as well as tourists. It is a success story that continues in 2017.
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