Amsterdam Light Festival Is Back to Charm Its Visitors

The seventh edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival hosts thirty light artworks and installations in the heart of the city. Both locals and tourists can admire the pieces of art, especially made for Amsterdam, from November 29 till January 20 by passing through the canals by boat or simply cycling or walking over the bridges that characterize the capital. The main theme of this year’s festival is “The medium is the message”, a phrase coined by Canadian communication scientist Marshall McLuhan: the light itself is the tool used to convey the specific message of every artwork.

In their suspended installation A.N.N., that stands for “artificial neural network”, Péter Koros and Réka Magyar, also known as the Kóros Design team, use inflated textiles to create a web that is similar to the neural network during brain activity. Veronica Fontana / The Amsterdammer

Post Author: Veronica Fontana

  • Photographer (Fall 2018)