Every winter, the Lux Helsinki festival brightens up the Finnish capital's frozen streets with magnificent light art installations. The dazzling event showcases numerous interactive pieces designed by local and international artists especially for the occasion - including a row of giant Pixar-style lamps, colorful LED light mappings on historical buildings, and a fluffy white cloud made from old incandescent light bulbs that comes alive when the strings are pulled.
The annual Lux Helsinki festival switches on during the darkest time of the year. The 8th edition featured more than 15 light installations commissioned from light and sound artists coming from diverse places like Belgium, Canada, Finland and France. Some of the highlights include Russian Alexander Reichstein’s ghostly figures crafted from bent wire sprayed with fluorescent paint that glows with UV light.
Also, Finland’s Martta-Kaisa Virta shared ‘Medicine City’, a dazzling architectural model crafted from thousands of empty aluminum medicine packages. Canadians Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett were also at the show with their interactive ‘Cloud‘. The sculpture, comprised of 6,000 incandescent light bulbs, switches on when people pull hanging ‘raindrops.’
Photos courtesy of the Lux Helsinki