REFLEKTOR Light Festival is a festival for the senses and the mind exploring our experience
of light.

About Reflektor
Light Festival

REFLEKTOR is a new type of festival aiming to nurture curiosity and empower human discoveries of light. The festival is a culmination of light artists and other light explorers coming together with the public to explore and celebrate the boundaries of light.

When darkness falls and the melancholy of the fall quietly sneaks up on the city of Copenhagen, REFLEKTOR is opening up Søndermarken gardens to showcase evocative light art installations exhibited among high treetops and wild growing nature.

Infused with inspirational and explorative light talks, guided walks and key notes, the festival will provide the audience with a space for a spiritual break, reflection, quiet contemplation. Collectively, it offers new perspectives and understandings of how modern day life and it’s daily routines are intertwined with the light that surrounds us.

Behind the festival is a group of dedicated light geeks who are bringing their professional backgrounds in design, art, architecture and anthropology to the table — all in pursuit of bringing you evocative and carefully curated experiences with light.

Watch highlights from Reflektor 2016 and read more

REFLEKTOR 2017: Light & Dark

This year’s theme “Light & Dark” brings the inherent relationship between light and darkness to the table. Darkness is as important to our lives as light is – a factor often neglected in modern society, which can be pre-occupied with speed and efficiency. This year we treat darkness as a point of departure for dealing with light.

Through the arts and events program we address the two phenomena, Light and Dark, as complementary rather than contradictory. We are set on a quest to explore the balance between light and darkness, to communicate the emotive qualities of light and darkness and to give a voice to why darkness matters as much as light does.

Arts

For REFLEKTOR 2017 we have hand-picked artists and designers from Denmark and the rest of the world to create light art installations made especially for Søndermarken. In contrast to highly-illuminated urban settings, the park provides the light installations with a rare, giant, and dark backdrop. With its wild growing nature and unexplored dark spaces, the scene is set for a unique experience of light and darkness in the park.

OBSCURA VERTIGO (DK)  //  BERIT DRÖSE (DK)  //

 

ANDRÉ MAIA (PT)  //  JAKOB OREDSSON (SE)  //

 

LIUBOV MOSKVINA (RU/DE)  /TIMO A. AALTO (FI)  //

 

CIRCUIT CIRCUS (DK)  /AAU CPH STUDENTS (INT)  //

 

KADK STUDENT: SOFIE LUND (DK/NO)  //

 

HIROSHI SAMBUICHI (JP) (THE CISTERNS)

Events

Through a colourful mix of talks, walks and maker events we investigate the qualities of light and darkness. We put the human experience at the center of our event program and invite everyone to join us for co-creation sessions, knowledge building debates and other playful examinations of light & dark.

Talk!

Pick the brains of experts in light at REFLEKTOR Space, as urban planners, architects, ethnologists and many more discuss the influence of light and darkness in our everyday life.

Walk!

Explore the dark corners of Søndermarken and listen to the stories behind the light installations when light enthusiasts, darkness activists and many more take you on explorative walks through the park.

Make!

Play around with light effects and explore what light does in your hands at REFLEKTOR Lab, where innovation makers host workshops and create new meanings of light.

Program

Thursday, Oct 5

 

SPACE
18.30—19.00 TALK Opening event (TBA)

20.00—20.45 TALK Light debate in cooperation with Innovation Network DANISH LIGHTING — In Danish

 

LAB
19.00—21.00 MAKE Photo walk: Light effects & experiments with photographer Astrid Maria Busse Rasmussen

21.00—23.00 MAKE Open lab: Explore pop-up art & light experiments first hand

Friday, Oct 6

 

SPACE
19.00—19.30 TALK Keynote: Light & Dark corners of the city, by Jesper Kongshaug — In English

21.00—22.00 WALK Darkness walk: By art collective MYRKR — In Danish

 

LAB
18.30—20.30 MAKE Light workshop for kids: By Fablab Copenhagen — In English & Danish

21.00—23.00 MAKE Open lab: Explore pop-up art & light experiments first hand

Saturday, Oct 7

 

SPACE
19.00—19.45 TALK Life before electricity – The history of light & darkness by Jan Garnert — In Swedish/Scandinavian

20.00—21.00 WALK Art walk: Meet the curator & the artists, by Reflektor’s Ann-Kathrine Skjødt — In Danish

21.00—22.00 MAKE Light Hack: Become a lighting designer for an evening, by Team Reflektor — In English & Danish

 

LAB
19.00—21.00 MAKE Light workshop: From bright idea to shining light installation, by artist Obscura Vertigo — In Danish

21.00—23.00 MAKE Open lab: Explore pop-up art & light experiments first hand

Main Partners

FESTIVAL PARTNERS 2017

 

GET IN TOUCH

For general inquiries, please contact us at hello@reflektorlightfestival.com

REFLEKTOR TEAM

Christina Dvinge – Head of Development & Communication christina@reflektorlightfestival.com

Ann-Kathrine Skjødt – Head of Art & Curating annkathrine@reflektorlightfestival.com

Naija Nygaard – Head of Lighting Design naija@reflektorlightfestival.com

Sofia Ivarsson – Head of Design
sofia@reflektorlightfestival.com

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OFFICE ADDRESS

Foreningen REFLEKTOR Light Festival
Baggesensgade 4C, 
2200 — København N