Tupac Martir Invites Designers to Collaborate on Lux Festival 2017
Lighting and Video Designers are invited to become part of Light Magician and Creative Director Tupac Martir’s next big project – Lux Festival 2017, Colombia.
Set to run from 4 – 8 January 2017, Lux Festival will feature designs from some of the most imaginative international theatre, concert touring and event lighting and video artists the world has to offer. There has been huge support from the local community and Cartagena’s Mayor Manuel Vicente Duque has extended his warm welcome to all the designers and expressed his excitement at raising the profile of the town and introducing the creative possibilities of lighting and video to the local community.
Curated by Martir, the festival’s mission is to deliver a diverse and inventive array of installations, exhibitions and mini events that transform the town and encourage the public to look at light for art’s sake. Martir explained. “Being able to bring light and video as an art form, for it to be experienced by the people in Cartagena, is an amazing adventure and exploration.”
Martir is keen that the event be open to designers at all stages of their careers, with all levels of experience, especially to those that would not ordinarily have the opportunity to get involved in a project of this scale. To kick this off he has partnered with USITT (The United States Institute for Theatre Technology) to offer its members the opportunity to submit a design for their own piece of three-dimensional living art.
“USITT is excited to partner with Tupac Martir and the Lux Festival,” said USITT Executive Director David Grindle. “We are delighted to offer our members the chance to show their work on the international stage and to get to work with someone like Tupac in one of the great cities of Colombia. The architecture of the old city will blend perfectly with the video mapping technology so that two worlds of art combine to create something astounding.”
Divided into professional and student categories, the competition is open to teams of up to two people for each submission. From these entries a number of pieces will be selected to be installed as part of the festival, plus USITT will fund the winners’ travel to Cartagena for the event. Deadline for submissions is 21 November 2016.
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