11 OTHER PLACES
December is always a dark month, but this year even darker than normal. For many of us, this month is now more gloomy and subdued than we are used to. That is why LUNA Collective, in collaboration with Lichtendonker and Merk Fryslân and commissioned by the Province of Friesland, will provide a cultural experience and a light at the end of the tunnel. During eleven evenings, from 14 to 24 December, attention will be drawn to special and unknown places throughout Friesland.
With artistic lighting and amplified by sound collages, the Christmas spirit is spread with a story that suits this time and our province. LUNA Collective and Lichtendonker look for physical places that otherwise receive little or even negative attention: remote barns, carpentered buildings, deserted fields. Places that do not fit well in an otherwise homogenous village landscape. These locations symbolize those who are on the fringes of our society: the colorful birds and grey mice, which do not fit into our standard patterns of expectation. That’s why not the iconic Frisian places are central, but 11 Other Places. After all, positive attention makes everything more beautiful.
In order to guarantee everyone’s safety, the locations are not announced in advance. Those who are curious about the light projections can view them every day via Omrop Fryslân (in Dutch). In this way, everyone, even from a distance, can enjoy 11 Other Places.
Photos by Tom Meixner.