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Lumiere London 2018

16th January 2018

Lumiere London, Commissioned by the Mayor of London My Light is Your Light by Alaa Minawi, St James's Churchyard

The Lumiere London light festival returns to London for its second year. Commissioned by the Mayor of London and produced by Artichoke, Lumiere London is free to attend. 

18th-21st January 2018, 5.30pm - 10.30pm 

Explore the magic of Lumiere in St. James's with seven stunning installations including Tracey Emin's 'Be Faithful to Your Dreams' at St. James's Church and French artist, Stephane Masson's 'Supercube' in St. James's Market, an interactive sculpture formed from glowing Kilner jars containing miniature wonders. 

Other light installations include: 

* Harmonic Portal by Chris Plant (UK), St. James's Church, Jermyn Street

A soothing meditation connecting colour, sound, light and texture through a new work that seeks to piece together our fragmented world. 

* My Light is Your Light by Alaa Minawi (Palestine/Lebanon), St James's Churchyard (viewed from Church Place)

This installation plays tribute to Syrian refugees and the terrible conditions they have experience in their migrations across the world. The work was realised after Alaa Minawi worked for three years as an interpreter for Syrian, Iragi, Sudanese and Somali refugees. Also see Suspended, an installation artwork by Arabella Dorman inside St. James's Church Piccadilly. 

* Spectral by Katarzyna Melejka & Joachim Stugocki (Poland), St James's Square 

A colourful cord construction, which is illuminated by night to create a striking spectacle, Spectral is a powerfully poetic installation where natural and constructed elements combine. 

* Reflektor by Studio Roso (UK/Denmark), St James's Market

Fusing architecture, art and design, Studio Roso make work that radiates the ephemeral nature of our environment. Reflektor's fractured surface disturbs light, casting intriguing patterns of light and shadow onto surrounding buildings and streets below. 

* Love Motion by Rhys Coren (UK), Royal Academy of Arts Courtyard, Piccadilly 

Inspired by the flowing lyrical movements of Matisse's dancing figures, Coren has created an animation of two paper-cut figures who will dance elegantly across the building's stone facade, accompanied by a moving original soundtrack. 

 

Love Motion by Rhys Coren, Royal Academy of Arts Courtyard, Piccadilly

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