The 2010 Luminale comes to a close tonight in Frankfurt, Germany with a light fashion show and a party in the world-renowned Cocoon Club. And straight from the Curator Helmut M. Bien, Curator Luminale come these fantastic images.
Helmet M. Bien tells us:
Every evening ten thousands of visitors went on their own dicovery tour in a town of light. In total about 120,000 visitors became part of the Luminale– Biennial of Lighting Culture. They have experienced a town in which art light was transformed into light art.
Also the fifth Luminale runs from 11th to 16th April in parallel to the Light+Building trade show. Over 150 projects transformed Frankfurt and Offenbach into a light laboratory open to the public.
123 events were concentrated in Frankfurt, predominantly in the city centre in the so-called Wallanlagen medieval wall parks (Frankfurt’s oldest public parks which celebrate their 200th anniversary this year) and in the Palmengarten botanical gardens. 21 projects were realized in nearby Offenbach and 6 more in Darmstadt und Mainz. Additionally a total of 165 events from parties to symposia from guided tours to fashion shows, from exhibition previews to ship tours.
Thematic focus of the 5th Luminale are the themes LED, energy efficiency and the combination of light, sound and other media. For the first time the Frankfurt City Energy Department is offering Climate Tours in the context of Luminale which prove Frankfurt’s ecological pioneer role. Light is an ideal medium for the illumination of both outdoor and indoor spaces, with which stories can be told and atmospheres transformed.
The documentation of the 5th Luminale 2010 – Biennial of Lighting Culture is in preparation. Interested visitors can order it on the website: wwww.luminapolis.com