For the first time, non-artists at GLOW will also have the opportunity to present their own lighting projects.
The name is called GLOWlabs. It concerns five places along the route of the Eindhoven light art festival. Here ‘normal’ inhabitants of Eindhoven and companies can exhibit light installations. An example is the GGzE, which has developed a light therapy project in conjunction with citizens. “GLOW is for everyone. With these labs we want to show that not only the established artists can have an exhibition, but also the residents of Eindhoven,” says a spokesperson for GLOW.
Source of light
In the center of Eindhoven there will be work from about 35 light artists from home and abroad from Saturday. With the theme ‘The Living Colors’ this year, the organisation wants to delve deeper into the most important part of GLOW: light. This is how artists get started with ‘splitting light’ and looking for the source of light. It became clear earlier this year what the eyecatcher will be: a light show at the Witte Dame.
Number of visitors possibly up
Last year around 750,000 visitors came to the event. The organisation expects this number to be exceeded in the coming week. “That depends on the weather,” the spokesperson explains. Since the start in 2006, GLOW has seen a significant increase in the number of visitors. In the beginning year there were 45,000, so now there are three-quarters of a million.
GLOW starts this Saturday and lasts a week.