FROM THE 24th JANUARY TO THE 2nd FEBRUARY wrap up warm and head out to see the lights of Geneva Lux – a light festival organised by the Ville de Geneve to highlight creative art installations by local, Swiss and international artists. This year’s festival features 26 works, of which 11 are new – most have been rented in order to make them more affordable.
The aim is to allow us to rediscover and connect with familiar areas of the city in new ways. It’s a great idea.
During the press launch this week, we fell in love with the Anooki – featured here – 2 giant characters popping up all over Geneva – including on Place Madeleine, in the Old Town and playing hide and seek between the pillars of the St Pierre Cathedral.
The Anooki – represent eskimos from the far north, where their ice is melting – and so carry an environmental message, according to the designers Moetu Batlle and David Passegand. The Anooki inflatable statues have travelled around the world and won several awards.
Other luminous or illuminated works created especially for this event under the artistic direction of Julien Pavillard will be displayed for 10 days in various spots.
We also saw a great installation made from mirrors and cables representing birds in flight on the Place du Molard.
Watch out for light sculptures in Parc des Bastions, on the lakeside, at Place Belair and Gare Cornavin.
24th January to 2nd February from 18 in the evening.
Different venues around the city