2019 Edition

The spectacular light festival Llum BCN in 2019 takes place again at the Poblenou neighbourhood on

February 15th, 16th and 17th 2019

1

Hexx

DHUB Barcelona, Glòries Metro Station
(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes)

 

Calidos

What is the real rhythm of time? What do clocks dream about? Hexx is a clock formed by twelve hexagonal arches, powered by the light generated by 7,200 LEDs. It is a time tunnel that invites us to enter and examine it from different points of view. Its mechanisms can speed up or slow down time in visual and auditory ways through the reaction of light to music. As bees have shown us for thousands of years, the hexagon is the most efficient shape for filling a space with the least amount of material.


Direcció: David Giribet.
Producció: Jordi Claramunt.


1-7

Poblenou, light, evening, party walls…

Route around various party walls in in Poblenou. See map.

Recorregut per diverses mitgeres del Poblenou

 

Estudi Antoni Arola

A creation by Antoni Arola by which residents from other Barcelona neighbourhoods are invited to discover Poblenou.

A walking route to visit different spaces transformed for the Llum BCN festival. The creation speaks to us of light, of course, but also of evening, the setting sun and the party walls of buildings. The most interesting party walls are illuminated, bathed in orange light during the lighter days of winter, to highlight the sunset and, as is frequently done with monuments, to embellish these products of the unbalanced architectural fabric in the Poblenou neighbourhood.


Producció: Poblenou Urban District Assoc.


10

Illuminati

MediaTIC building (main façade)

(Carrer de Roc Boronat, 117)

 

Onionlab

Personified, a flame becomes an entertaining narrator that invites us to read a very special book: a three-dimensional pop-up book whose pages will open up on the main façade of the MediaTIC building. Illuminati is not only hugely enjoyable, but is also an educational mapping, aimed at audiences of all ages, a show that takes us on a journey through the theories of light and colour, always finding the most unusual, fun and anecdotal facts behind each..


Produït per Onionlab
Director: Jordi Pont
Producció: Paula Santos
Música i disseny de so: uunnoo + lko
Artistes 3D: Adam Alsina, Santi Morrison, Aris Serrallonga i Gerard Rubio


11

In Nemo

Betevé

(Plaça de Tísner, 1)

 

Urbanscreen. Till Botterweck & Moritz Horn

In Nemo is a mapping based on interaction generated by the human body, space, gravity and the transfer to graphic abstraction. The forms of a square box and two human bodies are superimposed and fused together into a deconstructive composition. In a movement in which the style shifts from abstraction to reality, from two to three dimensions, the bodies seem to be increasingly present physically, until they finally dissolve, leaving behind them the echo of an empty room.


12

Lampounettes

Carrer de Sancho de Ávila

(Entre C/Àvila i C/Badajoz )

 

TILT

This creation is inspired by flex lamps, those popular articulated desk lights associated with nights spent studying. These lamps are objects that, in one way or another, we now consider part of our cultural heritage. Lampounettes tips its cap generously to this familiar application, and the large-scale version by TILT enables flex lamps to conquer new places and to illuminate urban public spaces with their beams of warm colour.


13

KEYFRAMES

Front of the Antiga Fàbrica Simon building

(Carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 66-72)

 

Groupe LAPS

A crowd of light-filled, animated characters invades the façade of the Old Simon Factory building to tell short stories about the city through kinetics and the decomposition of movement made possible by chronophotography. Halfway between sculpture and cinema, Keyframes is a great artistic spectacle, a festive show that transforms the industrial physiognomy of this former factory in the Poblenou neighbourhood.


Una creació de: Thomas Veyssiere, Erwan Quintin, Pierre Froment, Nadir Bouassria, Marco Cohen


14a

Monique Savoie and the immersive projections of SAT of Montreal

Domo in the Llum BCN family space

Cantonada del c. de Pamplona amb el c. de Tànger

 

Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT)

Times: Friday, February 16, from 7 pm to midnight; Saturday, February 17, from noon to midnight; and Sunday, February 18, from noon to 11 pm
A partir dels 10 anys

Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) of Montreal is a foundation internationally recognised for its leading role in research into virtual and immersive technologies and the creative application of high-speed networks. The foundation was established in 1996 to provide support to new artists and researchers in the digital age by Monique Savoie, guest artist at Llum BCN this year. The following works will be projected in the Domo in the Llum BCN family space:

 

Programa 1
Duration
11:03 min.

Pluroma
Dustyn Lucas
(Canadà)

Morphogenesis
Can Buyukberber
i Yagmur Uyanik
(Turquia)

 

Programa 2
Duration 11:22 min.

Minotaur
Munro Fergusson
i Kid Koala
(Canadà)

The Visit
Sean Caruso
i Mourad Bennacer
(Canadà)

 

Programa 3
Duration 14:49 min.

Nimbes
Joanie Lemercier
(França)
James Ginzburg
(Gran Bretanya)

 


14b

Beta 2.1.20

Corner of Carrer de Pamplona and Carrer de Tànger

 

Eyesberg

A partir dels 10 anys

A 360-degree experience that places us in a future in which the mass production of robots is a reality and everything is automated. We enter the factory where the new Beta 2.1.20 series of robots is being produced. But one of them is malfunctioning. Artificial intelligence is advancing beyond our control and we are witnessing the awakening of a new being. A being that can feel, imagine and create... This is a story that will lead us to meditate on what intelligent life is, really.

 


Script and direction: José Vaaliña.
Artistic direction: Martina Ampuero and José Vaaliña.
Musical composition and sound design: Pol Marquès and Pau Cabruja.
Production: Dani Marzo.
Technical direction: Antonio Vera.
Audiovisual production: Eyesberg Studio.


14c

Mechanical Garden

Corner of Carrer de Pamplona and Carrer de Tànger

 

Ferroluar and the Ampans and Intermèdia foundations

Per a tots els públics

A strange specimen of a tree not found in any catalogue of plant species flourishes amid the chaos of nature, where the growth of plants seems disorderly, random. However, a pattern of numbers, a unique and unalterable mathematical sequence, is presented to give order to this chaos: the Fibonacci series. The result is an unusual creation involving the participation of a score of boys and girls from the “New Opportunities” programme, led by the Ampans and Intermèdia foundations.


14d

Here

Corner of Carrer de Pamplona and Carrer de Tànger

 

Col·lec

A partir dels 8 anys

An eternal youth in which attitude is what matters. This is the spirit that inspires Here; the idea of bringing out that innocence we carry inside, and reliving it. An environment that integrates all ages through an iconic element from our childhood: the swing. Accordingly, in this piece, interactive swings create a light and sound performance generated by backward and forward movement. The result is a perfect structure of collaboration and coordination for all audiences, dynamic and great fun, a creation that cannot fail to impress.


14e

Pix-celona

Corner of Carrer de Pamplona and Carrer de Tànger

 

Appnormals Team

A partir dels 12 anys

What is the address of Casa Batlló? When was the Canaletes fountain built? Demonstrate your knowledge of the city with Pix-celona, the multiplayer question and answer game between the different neighbourhoods in the city. Grab your smartphone, go to the competition website and choose a clan. Get points for your team by correctly answering the questions that flash up on the big screen, but watch out – time is limited so you need to be quick! At the end of the festival, we will reveal which team knows most about our city.

 


14f

Papitu

Corner of Carrer de Pamplona and Carrer de Tànger

 

Jordi Teixidó

A partir dels 10 anys. (Els tres dies a partir de les 19 h)

Papitu is a capgròs (big-head) with hat and plinth. He is cheerful, clever and funny, and a bit mad. He recites absurd poems and sings short songs he makes up himself. He loves making puns, playing on words that surprise and amuse. Papitu, a projection about a capgròs lasting about ten minutes, is suitable for all audiences. 


Idea and creation: Jordi Teixidó.
Technical design:
Eloi Maduell.
Music supervisor: Santi Vilanova.


2a

Xiu Xiu

Façade of the DHUB Barcelona building
(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

 

David Torrents & Maurici Ginés

Xiu Xiu is a dialogue between people and the public space, conducted through noise and light. It is a creation that transforms Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes and the façade of the Disseny Hub Barcelona building into a huge ear that listens and reacts to words. Xiu Xiu is a mapping on the front of this building that interacts with BruumRuum!, the light art graphic on the ground created by David Torrents and arte3 Studio, and which, in turn, interacts with the city's ambient noise. A work revolving around noises and onomatopoeia that uses animated images to link façade and ground.


Artists: David Torrents i Maurici Ginés.
Coordination: artec3 Studio.
Design: David Torrents, Maurici Ginés i Jacqueline Molnár.
Interactive: LedsControl i artec3 Studio.
Graphics: David Torrents, Jacqueline Molnár and Alba Font.
Mapping: The Others i artec3 Studio.
Sound: Pulmon Beatbox.


2b

Follow the Path

The pond at DHUB Barcelona

(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

 

Bego M. Santiago

Follow the Path examines the way in which emotional contagion influences collective behaviours. In this video installation, small animated swimmers are project onto the waters of the pond at the Disseny Hub Barcelona site. The synchronised movement of these swimmers fuses chaos with geometric patterns based on the harmony of the spheres, evoking an ancient Pythagorean theory that the universe is governed by harmonious numerical proportions. Follow the Path explores the relationships between art, mysticism and science, and reveals the limits of perception, knowledge processes and simulation of what is real.


2c

(In)Material

DHUB Barcelona Building. Hall C

(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

 

Professional Association of Lighting Designers (APDI)

(In)Material is a meditation on light as an intangible material that reveals its presence and characteristics only under certain special conditions. In this installation, moreover, vanishing points are the protagonists, exploring ideas of transparency and materialisation.


Graphic artists: Mariel Fuentes-Ldluz and Michela Mezzavilla-reMM (APDI)
Interactive: Protopixel
Sponsors: Difusiona, iGuzzini and Rosco


2d

Beyond

DHUB Barcelona,
Sala A  

(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

 

Playmodes

Beyond is a visual and auditory study. The piece narrates the collision between two opposing forces: the interior and the exterior, darkness and light, death and life. In this creation, light and sound waves, generated by specially-designed software, take the audience on a journey without movement through a 35-metre-long tunnel. Beyond is an immersive experience that makes vanishing points visible and strengthens the effects of depth and perception created by scale.

 Atenció: Aquesta instal·lació no és recomanable per a persones epilèptiques.


2e

Civilization (Megaplex)

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. DHUB Barcelona

(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

 

Marco Brambilla. Fundació Sorigué

Civilization, which forms part of the Megaplex trilogy, takes the shape of a monumental neo-baroque mural painting with multiple layers of interconnected images. Alluding to such concepts as eternal punishment and heavenly reward, the creation suggests a contemporary, satirical version of Dante’s visions of the apocalypse and hell. Marco Brambilla is an artist known for his elaborate recontextualisations of images taken from popular culture and art history, which he subjects to a process of deconstruction and visual overload to meditate on an age of information inflation and the promiscuous circulation of sounds and images.


2f

Escletxa Proxèmica

Lobby, DHUB Barcelona building

(Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37)

 

XAA. Xevi Bayona, Alba Colomer, Adrià Villarejo, Lola Solanilla 

Mechanical stairs communicate the two levels in the great atrium of the lobby in the DHUB Barcelona building. On either side, two walls create a gap that turns the access by the stairs into a deep crevasse between two walls of light. An experience in which the movement of the stairs transforms the dimensions and nature of this space, making it a gateway to the Llum BCN light art festival. 


2g

Hack the Light UP

Torre Glòries.

(Avinguda Diagonal, 211)

 

ProtoPixel & Giulia Motteran

Hack the Light UP is the first hackathon in Spain in which professionals from the industry, including designers, architects and technicians, will work with programmers and makers for 24 hours, looking for innovations in the field of lighting technology and applications. The hackathon (hackató in Catalan), a collaborative meeting of programmers, proposes three themes: Wellbeing, how to improve quality of life through lighting; Shopping Experience, how to innovate in commercial environments; and Public Space, how to improve our experience of the city through more efficient and sustainable lighting. The winners in this third category will help to illuminate the Torre Glòries at the Llum BCN 2018 festival.

 


3

Flota...dos (Floating… Two)

Centre Comercial Glòries

(Avinguda Diagonal, 208)

 

David Moreno & Cia

Sooner or later they were bound to get together. David Moreno and Cristina Calleja unite their sensitivities in a delicate, magical show. And, obviously, in their natural habitat, in the air. A grand piano, 8 metres high, will be the gateway to their special, personal world, where they will narrate a moving love story. Pure poetry, skill and humour, music as the vehicular language, dance, acrobatics, projections and lights: all this will take us to a unique, exciting universe. Feel the enchantment! Come float with us!


Co-director, composer and pianist: David Moreno.
Co-director, choreographer, trapeze and dance: Cristina Calleja.
Video creation: Rodrigo Tamariz.
Lighting design: Lluís Martí.
Sound technician: Jordi Lleyda.
Stage manager: Marc Vinyals.


4

Hypnocity

Edifici CNMC

(Carrer de Bolívia, 56)

 

SlideMedia

The process of hypnosis is always unconscious. In just a few decades, we have passed from keeping our eyes on the ground and the sky to have them constantly watching synthetic images. How tolerant are we to this bombardment of corporate slogans, colours, forms and music? Can we imagine what the cities of the future will be like in terms of advertising? Hypnocity aims to make us aware of the overexposure to audiovisual messages use for advertising purposes that we increasingly suffer, even without realising it. A language of images that predominates in the cities of a digital, globalised, hyperconnected world.

 


Direction: Fausto Morales.
Motion graphics: Marc Calvet, Sergi Soley, Alex Romero, Tomàs Martí i Ada Morales.
Music: Redondez.
Production: Dani Boada.
Technician: Jordi Llunell.


5

Bouquet d’abat-jours

Carrer de Bolívia

 

TILT

Bouquet d’abat-jours —“Bouquet of Lampshades” in English— comprises a series of lights in the shape of traditional domestic lamps that we might find in any living-room, installed, in gigantic size, in the city streets. At the end of their delicately curved stems, white screens flower, revealing their surprising, magical colours at night. Like the free-moving, coloured fragments in a kaleidoscope, these lampshades transmit infinite images in alternating, beautiful colours to reveal a dreamlike, modern universe.


6

Pla D

Passatge RBA. Avinguda Diagonal, 177

 

XAA. Xevi Bayona, Àlex Posada, Lola Solanilla, Alba Colomer, Adrià Villarejo

We often talk about having a Plan B to refer to a real or hypothetical fall-back strategy to follow in case our first plan goes wrong. If Plan B fails, we have Plan C, which could be the secondary strategy to Plan B. Best of all to have a Plan D, which could be a summary of all the other plans. A moment in the creative process that, inevitably, has to take shape or form in an instant. The show Plan D, or the instant when a process occurs, takes the form of a luminous sculpture that interacts with music.


7

Axioma

Pompeu Fabra University, Poblenou Campus

(Carrer de Roc Boronat, 138)

 

Onionlab

Axioma is a stereoscopic 3D mapping formed by large, two-dimensional images that have the property of causing three-dimensional effects. The images are projected onto a building front, and must be viewed using special glasses that are given out to spectators before the show begins. The work centres around an interpretation of geometry as the branch of mathematics used to study the properties of geometric shapes – points, straight lines, planes, curves, surfaces, polygons, etc. Axioma is a fascinating journey through different stages or dimensions: Dimension 0, the point; Dimension 1, the straight line; Dimension 2, the plane; Dimension 3, volumes; Dimension N, complex geometric bodies.


Producció: Onionlab
Director: Jordi Pont
Música i disseny de so: uunnoo + lko
Artistes 3D: Mike van der Noordt, Dominic Plaza, Santi Morrison, Andrée Chujutally i Aris Serrallonga
Artwork de la dimensió 2: Danny Ivan


8a

L’exèrcit de la llum [The Army of Light]

 

Brodas Bros

Carrer de Tànger. Entre el carrer de la Ciutat de Granada i el carrer de Roc Boronat

We can always find a sliver of light in the dark. Taking this idea as their motto, Brodas Bros seek to thrill and excite all who meet the company’s army. A show full of light, with costumes designed and programmed to a musical rhythm, perfectly synchronised to the movements and choreographies that are Brodas Bros’ claim to fame. After taking BR2, their show featuring luminous robots, to Chile, China and the world, the company now returns to Barcelona with a new production, L’exèrcit de la llum.


Direction and choreography: Clara Pons i Lluc Fruitós.
Costumes: Antonio Martínez i Lluc Fruitós.
Programming:Pol Fruitós.
Dancers: Brodas Bros


8b

Runner 2

Travelling show

 

Eyesberg

An amazing character, dance, light, frenzied life, the street... and a being that travels between the present and the future. Is it a modern-day fairy? Will her sublime movements transport us to mythological scenes? Or the great Russian ballets? You will come across this travelling show by surprise along the southern part of the LlumBCN tour.


Music by: Arturo Calvo Urbina
Artists: Linn Johansson and Laia Tafur


9

Pleasant Places

Can Framis

(Carrer de Roc Boronat, 116-126)

 

Quayola

Taking the same title as the first series of landscape engravings created in Holland in the seventeenth century, Pleasant Places comprises a sequence of digital paintings that explore the limits between figuration and abstraction. Taking its inspiration from a work by Vincent van Gogh, this installation revisits the same Provençal landscapes as the Dutch painter, 125 years later. These landscapes serve as a starting-point, a pretext for giving shape to internal movement and vision. Pleasant Places challenges the photographic image and proposes alternative forms of vision and synthesis.


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