With the light festival Llum BCN in Barcelona, enter psychedelic luminous universes worthy of some of the best Daft Punk’s concerts or Tron film with magic light shows. Take your family, friends and partners and be ready to travel to the most futuristic technology environment of the year.
The seventh edition of the Llum BCN that will take place between the 16th and the 18th of February has seen some changes this year. Instead of sharing temporary spaces around the city centre of Barcelona at the same time of St Eulalia celebrations, the event is reduced to a weekend and occurs in the neighbourhood of Poblenou. This will be a great opportunity to (re)discover the streets of this neighbourhood while being covered with a photic layer.
This new edition will offer a wider range of shows distributed in more venues than during the previous editions. They will host experimental, sensorial and innovative artwork from well-known international artists and new emerging talents of students in design, art and architecture from universities in Barcelona. Poblenou will be transformed by the work of the projects that the students of the most diverse schools of the city have imagined.
And there was light
Starting from 7 PM, you will come across a large route of bright installations putting light on a performance. About thirty spaces located in the corner formed by Av. De la Meridiana and Diagonal will be open to visitors. There will be installations and shows created by prestigious studios and artists of Barcelona. They will consist in a series of partied walls altered by light effects and projections, for instance.
Professional studios like Calidos will exhibit a very suggestive time tunnel. Also, Plaza de las Glòries will hosts several proposals, which extend through the streets of the neighbourhood thanks to famous creators. Hexx will present a clock that works with the light produced by thousands of led lights forming a series of hexagonal arcs. In the same square, the facade of the Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB) will be transformed, thanks to Xiu Xiu mapping by David Torrents and Mauricio Ginés, into a gigantic ear that will interact with the ambient noise.
The Quebec video artist and designer Monique Saboya, founder of la Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) de Montreal will come as a guest artist and will exhibit a selection of some of the best immersive projections. She will be performing in the Dome of the new Espacio Familiar that will be open on Saturday and Sunday night. It will include three programmes with five creations for children aged below 10. The same site will also host the gastronomad market Van-Van Foc starting from 12.00 AM.
Other well-known artists such as the Brodas Bros who will present L’exèrcit de la llum, an unmissable futuristic and technological. All the proposals will offer you new visions of buildings and spaces that you already know but that adopt a new aspect
For more details about the whole event, the building DHUB Barcelona will provide information on its ground floor. Otherwise, you can find some below:
- Friday 16th February: 7PM – 12AM
- Saturday 17th February: 7PM – 12AM
- Sunday 18th February: 7PM – 11PM
Where to stay
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