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Sharjah Light Festival 2018 – Cultural Events in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Light Festival 2018 – Cultural Events in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Light Festival 2018 - Cultural Events in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Light Festival 2018 – Cultural Events in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Returning for its 8th consecutive year, the Sharjah Light Festival 2018 invites locally and internationally renowned artists to celebrate science, creativity and heritage in a display of lights, colours and music at beloved landmarks.

Sharjah Light Festival 2018 Details:

What is the date and duration of Sharjah Light Festival 2018?

February 7 – February 17 2018

What are the timings of Sharjah Light Festival 2018?

Sunday – Thursday : 18:00-23:00
Friday – Saturday : 18:00-00:00

What are the show details of Sharjah Light Festival 2018?

  • Variations Of Pictorial Compositions

Variations Of Pictorial Compositions - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Variations Of Pictorial Compositions – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

A poetic and colourful program is staged on the architectural triptych in an effort to inspire and awe. The video-mapped show paints the Sharjah Police Academy in combinations of primary colours that highlight the building’s architectural details in a unique mix of imagination, poetry and high-end technology.

Artist: Laurent Langlois

Laurent Langlois’ activities are mainly based on the art of using projected photographic images in his stage directing and space designing projects. Since 1986, he’s been collaborating for multiple cultural events, in museums, theatres and festivals.

Location: The Police Academy is an academic and scientific centre working to develop a skilled local police force.

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  • Sunrise

Sunrise - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Sunrise – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Developed in the context of a constantly evolving universe, ‘Sunrise’ uses the sun to represent the passage of time. The show is an interpretation of how cultural visions may change through time, yet the sun remains the guiding star at the centre of the solar system.

Artist: Tigrelab

Tigrelab is a Spanish creative studio focused on storytelling and immersive design through media and technology.

Location: The University City Hall is home to a wealth of cultural resources for researches and scholars.

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  • A House In The Sea Under The Moonshine

A House In The Sea Under The Moonshine

A House In The Sea Under The Moonshine

As the moon rises, revealing geometrical universes in water, so too do Cindy Lo’s vivid brush strokes perform a slow dance on Masjid Al Noor. Abstract paintings, collages and mixed media interact with details of this architectural gem.

Artist: Cindy Lo

Cindy Lo is a multidisciplinary Cambodian artist fascinated by the connection between ancestral cosmogony and contemporary cosmology.

Location: One of Sharjah’s most beautiful mosques, Masjid Al Noor invites the public to appreciate its Ottoman-style architecture.

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  • Light Carousel

Light Carousel - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Light Carousel – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Featuring 32 powerful search lights, ‘Light Carousel’ is a cutting-edge and high-impact light show surrounding the Khalid Lagoon. Simple yet effective, the Sky-Tracer scans a sharply defined and extremely intense beam in a circular motion at variable speeds, spinning around or splitting up with each light taking set directions.

Artist: Nicolas Gauthier

Nicolas Gautier distinguishes himself with high technical skills and lighting expertise, along with a sensitivity to urban spaces and their transformation.

Location: The Khalid Lagoon is a bustling centre of activity, restaurants and entertainment.

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  • A-Maze-In

A-Maze-In - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

A-Maze-In – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Witness this natural show where vegetable and animal kingdoms come together in a captivating world. A realm in which the artists imagine that the butterflies escape from Al Noor Island in search of a new playground: a maze in Palm Oasis. Experience this interactive installation through an illuminated maze with 14 different entrances.

Artist: Nomada Design Team

The creative crew is composed of light artists, lighting designers and engineers who have been active in the field of light art since the 1990s.

Location: Located next to Al Noor Masjid, Palm Oasis is a relaxing and quaint garden surrounded by countless palm trees.

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  • Waking Dream

Waking Dream - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Waking Dream – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Waterfalls of colours, charcoal rocks and dancing lights project on the building until it resembles a wadi (dry riverbed) landscape. Culture and knowledge draw their resources and origins from the natural environment. This show is inspired by the symmetrical patterns left on sand dunes by the wind and by the golden number present in the whole of the natural world.

Artist: Raphaelle Martinez

Raphaelle Martinez has created projection mapping artworks all around the world, developing light art concepts and projection mapping ideas that make thousands of people smile.

Location: The Masjid Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmad Al Qassimi is a religious structure illustrating the complexity of Islamic architecture.

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  • Monoliths, Landing In Sharjah

Monoliths, Landing In Sharjah

Monoliths, Landing In Sharjah

‘Monoliths’ is an oneiric time capsule. The story is related to the development, history and heritage of life in the Arabian Gulf. The interplay of lights and colors will generate an interactive dialogue with Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies’ building in a spectacular initiation video mapping show

Artist: Mathieu Felix

French art director Mathieu Felix is always excited to blend technology, art and people in his work and introduce his creative content to a range of surfaces, media and platforms.

Location: Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies is an institution tracing the history of the Gulf

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  • Logbook Of a Digital Explorer

Logbook Of a Digital Explorer

Logbook Of a Digital Explorer

‘Logbook of a Digital Explorer’ works to turn images and coloured flat tints into perpetual movement; to use digital lights to connect modernity to creative inspiration. The patterns and designs serve as the diary of a digital explorer.

Artist: Arturo

Multimedia artist Arturo creates exciting projection mapped performances that wrap around any object you can think of- from buildings and stage designs, to people and tin cans.

Location: The oldest area in Sharjah City, the Heart of Sharjah is a cultural preservation project featuring heritage houses, souks and key museums.

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  • Abstract

Abstract - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Abstract – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Collectif Coin imagines a new performative device: ‘Abstract,’a 100-pixel matrix in which every pixel can move over its vertical axis between the ground and a 5m height. Movement, sound and light interweave in the show, transforming the urban landscape with dancing light pixels that create an illusion of travelling through time.

Artist: Collectif Coin

An art lab based in France, Collectif Coin focuses on the production of both monumental shows and intimist installations.

Location: The oldest area in Sharjah City, the Heart of Sharjah is a cultural preservation project featuring heritage houses, souks and key museums.

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  • Graphic Playhouse

Graphic Playhouse - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Graphic Playhouse – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Using pure materials, colours, shapes and theatre scripts, ‘Graphic Playhouse’ is an allegory of the ideas of purity, eternity and infinity. The variation of colours and movements on the Heart of Sharjah Theatre will immerse the spectator in the illusion of depth, while illuminating architectural elements of the theatre.

Location: The oldest area in Sharjah City, the Heart of Sharjah is a cultural preservation project featuring heritage houses, souks and key museums.

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  • Live Fresco

Live Fresco - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Live Fresco – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Celebrating Sharjah’s cultural foundations, Theo Haggai’s seemingly simple drawings reflect a fundamental pursuit of the emirate towards the preservation and encouragement of higher education, heritage and culture. The Heart of Sharjah’s walls become a canvas for his wistful cartoons.

Artist: Theo Haggai

Parisian Théo Haggai is a supermarket cashier by day and an artist by night. His work centres around transforming his daily encounters and observations into art.

Location: The oldest area in Sharjah City, the Heart of Sharjah is a cultural preservation project featuring heritage houses, souks and key museums.

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  • Peonies Alumines

Peonies Alumines - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Peonies Alumines – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

An imaginary landscape, ‘Peonies Alumines’ pays homage to the Heart of Sharjah where extravagant plants enhance the surrounding architecture. The show features tall light structures like illuminated peonies, as digitized and urban reminders of the natural world, and serve as an inspiring and vibrant meeting place for visitors.

Artist: TILT

Initiated in 2001 by professional light engineers François Fouilhé and Jean-Baptiste Laude, TILT is a French group dedicated to the making of creative lightings.

Location: The oldest area in Sharjah City, the Heart of Sharjah is a cultural preservation project featuring heritage houses, souks and key museums.

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  • Light House

Light House - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Light House – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

The show’s artist, Artslide, creates a new graphic environment by applying monumental pictures on the huge Courthouse Complex. Filled with graphic surprises, ‘Light House’ works to completely transform the massive building, revealing and sublimating its architectural details and heritage.

Artist: Artslide

The Burgundian creative studio, Artslide, is a recognized expert at art projection of monumental, colourful and precisely-mapped artwork.

Location: Overlooking the lagoon, the House of Justice is a courthouse built using traditional Islamic architecture.

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  • Across The Ages

Across The Ages - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Across The Ages – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

‘Across the Ages’ travels back to the beginning of human history, where the few sources of light were from the natural world. Inspired by the discovery of fire and artificial light, and the immeasurable mystery of darkness, this show pays tribute to one of the most important heritage buildings located in the Heart of Sharjah.

Artist: Philippe Chetelat

Philippe Chetelat is a Swiss video director who surrounds himself with painters, illustrators and motion designers.

Location: Built in 1823, Al Hisn fort is a historical site that now serves as a museum on the emirate and its ruling family.

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  • Arabic Fusion

Arabic Fusion - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Arabic Fusion – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

The elegant facade of the Supreme Court for Family Affairs lights up in a show narrating stories of culture and memory in a contemplation of legacy. Paired with light odes to Islamic patterns and orient designs, ‘Arabic Fusion’ gives a particular touch to the structure’s architectural details, and to the images of the Islamic culture representing Sharjah’s heritage.

Artist: Syed Atiq ur Rehman

A Pakistani artist living in the United Arab Emirates, Syed Atiq ur Rehman defines his work in between culture and design, invention and knowledge.

 Location: The Supreme Court for Family Affairs works towards local social and cultural development, and the protection of local families.

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  • Chromatic Lights

Chromatic Lights - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Chromatic Lights – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Reminiscent of the Aurora Borealis phenomenon, oriental colours across the whole chromatic range are projected in slow, continuous movements against the beautiful Masjid Ammar Bin Yasser. A colourful current runs through the mosque, revealing its contours and creating an electric atmosphere.

Artist: Pierre-Julien Fieux

Trained at ENSAD in Paris, Pierre-Julien Fieux is a talented illustrator and animation director with an awe-inspiring portfolio.

Location: Masjid Ammar Bin Yasser is a grand mosque and shining example of traditional Islamic architecture.

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  • Audio Visual Chemistry

Audio Visual Chemistry

Audio Visual Chemistry

Using a wide array of graphic design fields, the Young Talent Design team works to turn day into night in Kalba for the ten days of the light festival. The urban space slips from its day-to-day functions to a land of wonders where crowds are inspired.

Artist: Young Talent Design Team

The Young Talent Design Team is a group of young talents part of New York, London, Paris and other urban centres emerging “video mapping” art scene.

Location: The Kalba City Municipality Council works to establish and preserve environmentally-sustainable practices.

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  • Knowledge Avenue

Knowledge Avenue

Knowledge Avenue

Three times longer than Paris’s Champs Elyses, the University City Campus Avenue is illuminated with millions of LED pixels in a tribute to education, knowledge, culture and the heroes and heroines of the future. The show celebrates the gift of learning by illuminating an avenue of enlightenment.

Artist: Nomada Design Team

The creative crew is composed of light artists, lighting designers and engineers who have been active in the field of light art since the 1990s.

Location: Sharjah University City is an academic district comprised of the American University of Sharjah, Higher Colleges of Technology and other scholastic institutions.

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  • Magic Wonder

Magic Wonder - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Magic Wonder – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

The show focuses on the interaction between space, sound, images, art and architecture, combining image projection performance with sensitive and inspired writing. The artist pays tribute to Sharjah’s rich heritage and culture over the centuries.

Artist: Young Talent Design Team

The Young Talent Design Team is a group of young talents part of New York, London, Paris and other urban centres emerging “video mapping” art scene.

Location: Kalba’s division of the Directorate Of Human Resources is responsible for the recruitment, hiring and training of individuals.

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  • Glowing Culture

Glowing Culture - Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Glowing Culture – Sharjah Light Festival 2018

The show rediscovers Khorfakkan’s Heritage under a new layer of lights and sounds. The video mapping lights construct and deconstruct each surface of the building by applying dynamic patterns and shapes through successive strokes of light and colour. The image of a new kind of architecture freezes and carries the spectator away.

Artist: Alice Haldenwang

Alice Haldenwang is a graphic and interactive designer trained at ESAG Penninghen in Paris and the HEAD in Geneva. She likes to turn almost any surface into a dynamic video display, while exploring a wide range of digital technologies.

Location: The Khorfakkan Municipality works to regulate and facilitate public health and sanitation.

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  • Stellar Falcons

Stellar Falcons

Stellar Falcons

Projected on Al Hamriyah’s town hall, ‘Stellar Falcons’ covers the building’s facade with colourful and vibrant shapes based on the figure of the falcon, along with oriental motifs and greenery. The story takes place over a succession of various landscapes, ornaments and birds digitally coloured with bright tints, sometimes metamorphosing into abstract forms.

Artist: Esther Megard

Painter and art director Esther Megard’s diverse work shows her to be a uniquely talented illustrator. She develops motion graphics and 3D animation by herself, using only the best textures and graphic materials to create high quality and resolution video content.

Location: Al Hamriyah Town Municipality Building is a government centre overlooking the lagoon.

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How to contact them for more information?

Contact No: +971 65566777

Email: info@sharjahtourism.ae

Website: https://www.sharjahlightfestival.ae/en/shows/

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