The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe 2019 under the motto:
"A summer of love and life. Hate comes late - Love comes first."
Ganz im Zeichen der Liebe und des Lebens stehen die SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe in ihrer fünften Auflage. Vom 8. August bis 15. September erstrahlt die Barockfassade des Karlsruher Schlosses wieder durch atemberaubende Projection Mappings - mit neuen Werken, die 2019 unter dem Motto "Ein Sommer der Liebe und des Lebens. Hate comes late - Love comes first" stehen.
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Exact playing time of the shows will be announced soon!
PREMIERE on August 8, 2019
21:30 until 23:30
From friday, August 9, 2019
21:30 until 23:30
From sunday, August 11, 2019
21:30 until 23:00
From sunday, August 18, 2019
21:00 until 23:00
From sunday, September 1, 2019
20:30 until 22:00
From sunday, September 8, 2019
19:30 until 22:00
»Our only blue One«
With their new show “Our only blue One”, the artist group Maxin10sity takes its audience on a one-of-a-kind journey, starting with the Big Bang and leading viewers through the mists of the universe, through black holes and mystic worlds, all the way to our solar system and planet Earth. We must preserve this unique place, this treasure in an otherwise hostile, infinite space. With stunning, immersive images, the artists remind us of the significance of our habitat and our responsibility to preserve and maintain it. The images have an overwhelming effect that evokes love for this planet in its full intensity. Maxin10sity is a Hungarian artist collective that has taken part in the last three editions of the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE and has become a real crowd pleaser. In the past, the group has implemented projection mapping projects for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Brandenburg Gate, and the parliament building in Bucharest.
Maxin10sity on the web:
»Evolution of Life«
This year’s new commissioned works also include “Evolution of Life” by Global Illumination. The spectacular show is devoted to the origins of all life. From the cosmic dimension, to microscopic formations of the first organisms, bacteria, cells, and DNA, the artists present the primordial soup and the unique development of Earth’s species and life-forms. With a spectacular combination of narration and projection, Global Illumination manages to transform the palatial building into a teeming Noah’s Ark. Acoustic design plays a particularly important role: Every geological era and every evolutionary stage is underlined by a perfectly designed soundscape in which all visual impulses are synchronised with the music, and innovative, audio-reactive, generative animations are blended to reinforce the connection between sound and image. Global Illumination is a collective formed of visual artists and filmmakers, focusing on short films, animations, video mapping, and AV performances. The collective’s shared vision is to combine breath-taking, original visuals with messages that help spread knowledge. They have created numerous short films, animations, music videos, advertisements, stage sets, and VJ performances for festivals in Hungary and Portugal.
Global Illumination on the web:
»Walls of Perception«
Inspired by psychedelic art and the philosophy of the 1960s, the projection show “Walls of Perception” by the artists belonging to the group XENORAMA describes the consciousness-expanding journey of a fictitious protagonist. Kaleidoscope-like spaces, displays as if from another world, and seemingly impossible scenes culminate in an atmospheric representation of infinity displayed on the façade of the castle.
XENORAMA on the web:
Antonin Krizanic according to a concept of Peter Weibel
»Evolution of Life«
In the face of the infinite universe and the Earth as the only place where life as we know it exists, we grasp the uniqueness and preciousness of life. The ZKM, which is contributing its own work to the Schlosslichtspiele for the first time this year, conceived the work “Evolution of Life” in collaboration with Antonin Krizanic (Global Illumination). The work celebrates the miracle of love that brings together the forces of life, making life on Earth possible in the first place. On a scientific basis, the ZKM shows the emergence of life and love as guarantors of life in several phases. The Earth as a garden of Eden becomes a paraphrase. Again and again, ideas of paradise emerge, in which Earth is transformed into a garden of Eden, in which hate, destruction, and enmity cannot have a place.
ZKM on the web:
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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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Events at the castle
On display from 8 August to 15 September at the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE and in the city centre
50 years after the legendary Woodstock festival, the city of Karlsruhe is showing the iconic photographs of Woodstock photographer Elliott Landy – not in the “traditional” way, in a museum, but rather by means of the largest work of digital art in Germany, as well as in the city centre.
10th August, 2019
The grand finale during the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE
Just like in 2018, the finale for the “Golden Guitar” new wave music award will take place during the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE at the Schlossplatz of Karlsruhe.
11th August, 2019
The traditional parade through the city centre in honour of Karlsruhe automobile inventor Carl Benz takes place right in front of the Karlsruhe Palace
Enchanting cars will once again be on display this year in front of the magnificent backdrop of Karlsruhe Castle. The parade starts on 11 August at 11 a.m. Cars and motorcycles built up to and including 1973 are eligible. A complementary event including professional vehicle moderation, a traditional parade through the city centre, and a special Porsche G-model show will round off the festivities. TIP: As early as Saturday 10 August 2019, some particularly beautiful vintage cars can already be admired in the centre of Karlsruhe.
6th September – 8th September, 2019
Returning to its spot around the Karl-Friedrich Monument once again in 2019
The 4th Foodtruck Convention, taking place on Karlsruhe's palace square, combines treats for the eye with culinary highlights to nourish both body and soul. From 6th to 8th September 2019, the food truck cooks will be serving the finest street food on wheels against the breathtaking backdrop of Karlsruhe Palace.
The incredibly diverse range of food trucks will take you on a wonderfully varied journey of delights – from vegan to vegetarian, right through to meat specialities straight from the smoker. The food truck cooks create the tastiest of street food in the smallest of spaces: whether it be burgers of all kinds or the classic “art food” variety of Maultaschen; there is something here to please all those of you out there who like trying new things. The event will begin at mid-morning on all three days, meaning things will be up and running in time for you to turn your afternoon break into an adventure for your taste buds. Then, in the evening, gourmet street food and a visit to the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE can be easily combined. Admission is free!
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