Following the example of similar popular festivals across Europe, there are already three For years in a row, we present a unique experience to the citizens of the city of Skopje filled with light and many colors, organizing the festival of light: Skopje light art district. This festival is a kind of new cultural and social event that through various lighting installations and through the participation of contractors from the country and abroad, on provides attendees with an exciting experience with light fixtures, interactive and music performance and video mapping.
What is Skopje light art district?
Skopje light art district is a festival of light art and video mapping that has been held for three years, throughout the streets of the city of Skopje and like a creative lightning will hit the city again in September this year.
Why Skopje light art district?
Through this event, it is possible for performers from the country and abroad, yes confront different styles and presentations of contemporary art impregnating creations and performances in the field of culture. Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists living and creating in the 21st century. This art creates an opportunity to reflect and present the challenges and problems of contemporary society, and artists work under the influence of culturally diverse and technologically advanced world. This art is a dynamic combination of light, materials, methods, concepts and objects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Diverse and eclectic, it is part of the cultural dialogue as regards larger contextual frameworks.
This type of event has many roles, but the one that stands out the most is the promotion of the integration of art, built architecture and the environment of architecture (because it takes place in a public space) so that artists are in direct communication with architects, city planners, designers, city administration, raising the public awareness and education, attracting tourists, creating a visual identity of certain locations throughout the city, generating a sense of pride and belonging to the target groups for which this art is intended. Overall, this event creates a city and collective memory and history and upgrades the city image.
Who is it for?
Skopje light art district belongs to the events that take place in public space, making it makes it more accessible to a large number of visitors from different categories, with lighting installations placed in several different locations around the city directly connecting to the context in which they are exposed. This event presented in the public space is acceptable and understandable and has several advantages, of which: helps develop the quality of social understanding of contemporary art, helps to develop identity, uniqueness and civic pride, but also to point out and remind the cultural heritage in the field of architecture.
The uniqueness and uniqueness arises from the compositions in the public spatial data and as such can not be reproduced in a gallery environment.
SkLAD Creative Team
Filip Avramcev, executive producer
Aleksandra Stratimirovic, artistic director and curator
Stefan Aleksandar Jovanovski, project coordinator
Emil Petrov, creative director
Emil Lazarevski, communications manager
Martin Dimitrijev, lighting designer
Boban Manov, video producer
SkLAD Technical team
SkLAD Administration Team
SkLAD Volunteers 2020