Monday July 15, 2024

Lux Helsinki light festival begins

Published : 04 Jan 2024, 03:08

  DF Report
The installation Talking Heads by Viktor Vicsek / Limelight from Hungary brings to the Kansalaistori square two heads that interact with each other by LED lights. Photo: City of Helsinki by Viktor Vicsek / Limelight (HU).

The Lux Helsinki light festival has begun on Wednesday and will continue till January 7 illuminating Finland’s capital with more than 20 dazzling light art installations, said the City of Helsinki in a press release.

The annual light festival Lux Helsinki brightens up the city with the impressive light installations that can be viewed in the city centre, Hietaniemi Cemetery and cultural centres daily between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.

The light art at the ongoing Lux Korkeasaari at Helsinki Zoo can also still be enjoyed this week between 10:00am and 7:00pm.

The light festival in the city centre stretches from the Kansalaistori square to Senate Square, along Esplanade Park to Erottaja Square, and onwards to the Narinkkatori square in Kamppi.

Lux Helsinki 2024 features both specially commissioned works and light art that has toured around the world. This year’s “Science from Art” theme is diversely represented in the programme by the interpretations of Finnish and international artists.