LUNA 2022

LUNA 2022

VOICES

LUNA 2022 took place from March 17th to April 3rd. For nearly three weeks we enjoyed media art of young national and international talents in the Stationskwartier in Leeuwarden, with an interesting side program around our 2022-theme Voices.

From March 24th to 26th LUNA Nights enchanted the city centre of Leeuwarden with light artworks of artists from all over the world.

THEME

Last year the pandemic put the world on hold. With our 2020/21 themeHere and Now, we took the time to reflect: to dive deeper in our present and research the cracks that came to existence during the crisis.

In the transmission to a post-pandemic era, we’re still trying to grab a hold of how life has changed and how we can shape our present and future. With the focus on this challenge, our theme for 2022 is Voices. After many long and silent months of solitude and isolation, voices seem to be buzzing in the air. Vibrations seem to form under our feet. Or do they come from within us? We worden omringd door het geroezemoes van de technologie, de taal en de cijfers van de wetenschap, het gefluister van samenzweringen, de roep om verandering, het gezang van de natuur.

Met Voices openden we gesprekken tussen kunst, wetenschap en technologie met verbeelding, speculatie en actie.

LUNA YOUNG MASTERS 2022

Tessa Loes van Bree • Engelenkoor

Tessa Loes van Bree • Engelenkoor

Tessa Loes van Bree (1997, NL) EngelenkoorEngelenkoor is an audiovisual experience about transformation, confrontation and the beauty of distortion. You see a microphone, five steel, humming plates as an audience. Do they want something from you? Does the microphone...

Georgie Brinkman • All Was Ocean! All Was Joy!

Georgie Brinkman • All Was Ocean! All Was Joy!

Georgie Brinkman (1992, GB) All was ocean! All was joy! (Or: how the humans broke the oceans heart)Through a dreamt conversation with the North Sea, the Oosterscheldekering storm barrier is revealed as not only a physical but an allegorical divide erected by humanity...

Liza Kolomiiets • Hence

Liza Kolomiiets • Hence

Liza Kolomiiets HenceHence is a cinematographic experiment: a movie without a specific amount of shots, where the scenario is subjective, and the length is undefined. There is no fixed main character; it can exist in any colour scheme. You can decide how things look,...

Nathanael Koonstra • Sense of Place

Nathanael Koonstra • Sense of Place

Nathanaël Koonstra (1995, NL) Sense of PlaceElectronic dance musician by trade, Nathanaël Koonstra undertook a special journey when looking for new inspiration and motivation to reinvigorate his career. In an attempt to create a symbiosis between his two backgrounds...

Nicole Kuiper • My Everything and Nothing

Nicole Kuiper • My Everything and Nothing

Nicole Kuiper (1998, ES) My Everything and NothingMy Everything and Nothing addresses the absurdity of existence by reflecting and reproducing the artist’s experience as a female in society. Concepts become meaningful in a context, yet this does not mean that ideas...

Ida Leijting • Ole Lukøje

Ida Leijting • Ole Lukøje

Ida Leijting (1998, NL) Ole LukøjeOle Lukøje is an investigation into the materiality of time. The installation confronts the viewer with tactile objects present in nearly every device of electronic timekeeping: tiny pieces of synthetic quartz. Driven by an incredibly...

Tatiana Durán Martínez • Little World of a Person

Tatiana Durán Martínez • Little World of a Person

Tatiana Durán Martínez (1991, CO/NL) Little World of a Person'Mithridatism' is a method to protect yourself against poisoning, by taking a little bit of poison every day in order to create an immunity.  The work consists of an installation of videos filmed in the...

Asja Radakovic • Dear Fast Fashion

Asja Radakovic • Dear Fast Fashion

Asja Radakovic (1993, NL)   Dear Fast Fashion Ever since she was little, Asja Radaković dreamed of being an influencing fashion designer—she loves expressing herself through clothing. During her studies, however, she learned more about the shadow sides of...

Secular Light UNLTD. • Herz

Secular Light UNLTD. • Herz

Secular Light UNLTD. Roberto Ronzani, Naim Mbundu, Dimitri Erhard & Tidiane Sane Herz‘herz’ is a 3-channel animation film which discusses the social and economic function of popular music in (contemporary) Western culture. Our interests and ideas revolve...

Sheng Jie Snow • Phantom

Sheng Jie Snow • Phantom

Sheng Jie Snow Phantom How do humans perceive space under different circumstances? Are we more inspired in darker spaces? How can we stimulate interactions within a confined area? Sheng Jie Snow brings these questions to her light installation, Phantom. In a dark...

Roslyn Schwengle • Overcome

Roslyn Schwengle • Overcome

Roslyn SCHwengle (1999, NL) Overcome Overcome is a 3-piece panel that tells the story of a journey that takes place in a different time, to an undetermined destination. The things that we go through, the experiences we have gained, the lessons we have learned,...

Cas Thorsen • To dress up

Cas Thorsen • To dress up

Cas Thorsen (1997, NL) to dress upTo Dress Up is a film that explores the meaning of identity and its associations through the voice of three different subjects. In navigating their experiences, thoughts, and questions, the work presents a visual journey into notions...

Damien Troadec • HIGHWAY TO HELL

Damien Troadec • HIGHWAY TO HELL

Damien Troadec HIGHWAY TO HELL Highway to hell An endless descent under the name of dead love. The remains of a scream. Bright hopes are very few. Hell. Give me a reason to seek for the above. You know! I have crossed oceans of time to find you. No rest. Yet! Standing...

Vanina Tsvetkova • We, Ourselves and Us

Vanina Tsvetkova • We, Ourselves and Us

Vanina Tsvetkova (1986, BG) We, Ourselves and UsWe, Ourselves, and Us is an ongoing project that combines ritual elements with technological tools in order to enact contemporary embodiments of the Bulgarian Kukeri ritual. It interweaves methods of making and playing...

Christy Westhovens • Spatiotemporal bodies

Christy Westhovens • Spatiotemporal bodies

Christy Westhovens (1995, NL) Spatiotemporal BodiesSpatiotemporal bodies is an interactive installation that reminds us of the invisible connections between our bodies, our surroundings, and the passing of time.  Little, wearable machines measure the electrical field...

LUNA NIGHTS 2022

Friedrich Boell (DE) • Colores del Mundo

Friedrich Boell (DE) • Colores del Mundo

Friedrich Boell (DE) Colores Del Mundo Stationskwartier / Snekertrekweg 1Friedrich Boell researches the imaging properties of broken electronic devices. Though overlooked when functioning, the material components and properties of phones, tablets and screens are the...

Johannes Bosgra (NL) • Requiem Avis

Johannes Bosgra (NL) • Requiem Avis

Johannes Bosgra (NL) Requiem Avis Gouverneursplein REQUIEM AVIS is a new video work created by the Frisian artist Johannes Bosgra for LUNA 2022. A large flock of starlings forms abstract landscapes in the sky in a perfect choreography. This starling ballet has been...

Casa Magica (DE) • Sound Escape

Casa Magica (DE) • Sound Escape

Casa Magica (DE) SOUND ESCAPE Blokhuispoort The Southern gable of the former prison the Blokhuispoort is illuminated by a serene, architectonic image. The quiet and calm changes into a lively animation for visitors when they scan the illuminated facade with an...

Jeongmoon Choi (KR) • Drawing in Space

Jeongmoon Choi (KR) • Drawing in Space

Jeongmoon Choi (KR) Drawing in Space Parkeergarage De KlanderijJeongmoon Choi makes complex, geometric networks of UV-reflecting wires that create a certain sense of confusion. As the wires reflect the light, the space seems to vibrate. Her installations are seemingly...

Juan Fuentes (ES) • Kinetic Perspective

Juan Fuentes (ES) • Kinetic Perspective

Juan Fuentes (ES) Kinetic Perspective Wilhelminaplein Inspired by the Optical Art illusions of the 1960s, Kinetic Perspective takes a simple piece as its starting point: an ever-spinning circle moving outwards and its illusory effect. In this way, the artist creates...

Philipp Geist (DE) • Time Drifts

Philipp Geist (DE) • Time Drifts

Philipp Geist (DE) Time Drifts OldehoofsterkerkhofThe Berlin artist Philipp Geist works internationally on media video/light installation, photography and painting. For LUNA Nights, Philipp Geist is showing a light art installation at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof and the...

Lambert Kamps (NL) • Touch of Time #2 Unwind

Lambert Kamps (NL) • Touch of Time #2 Unwind

Lambert Kamps (NL) Touch of Time #2 Unwind Theatre De Harmonie The artwork 'Touch of Time #2 Unwind' is a sequel to an artwork that Kamps previously made for the Amsterdam Light Festival. It consists of thirty light elements that together form the setting of a digital...

Alessandro Lupi (IT) • Fragment of Reality

Alessandro Lupi (IT) • Fragment of Reality

Alessandro Lupi (IT) Fragment of RealityFRAGMENT OF REALITY is a fascinating installation of reflecting particles that create a continuously changing light sculpture, using exclusively sunlight during the day and stray light at night. FRAGMENT OF REALITY surprises,...

Elías Merino (ES) and Tadej Droljc (SI) • SYNSPECIES

Elías Merino (ES) and Tadej Droljc (SI) • SYNSPECIES

Elías Merino (ES) & Tadej Droljc (IS) SYNSPECIES Stationskwartier - Snekertrekweg 1SYNSPECIES is an audiovisual project created by Elías Merino and Tadej Drolic. The project is the result of discussions and conceptual lines of thinking about virtual, audiovisual...

Marek Radke (PL / DE) • The Waypoint L/NL-22

Marek Radke (PL / DE) • The Waypoint L/NL-22

Marek Radke (PL / DE) The Waypoint L/NL-22 WESTERPLANTAGE Marek Radke (1952) grew up in Gdansk (PL). He studied art and education at the University of Gdansk and at the University of Poznan. In 1983 he emigrated to Finland and in 1984 to Germany. A European artist...

Judith Rautenberg (DE) • The Void

Judith Rautenberg (DE) • The Void

Judith Rautenberg (DE) The Void Ipe BrouwersteegTHE VOID, by German artist Judith Rautenberg, is a dream-like light installation consisting of geometric and organic forms that fill the void of unnoticed locations on a canvas of smoke and fog. During LUNA Nights, her...

Jan Philip Scheibe (DE) • Shouldered Street Light

Jan Philip Scheibe (DE) • Shouldered Street Light

Jan Philip Scheibe (DE) Shouldered Street Light A man, dressed in a black suit, carries a street lantern on his left shoulder, in his right hand he carries a 800 W powergenerator. The generator supplies the street lantern. If the load becomes too heavy the man stops,...

Davey Smand (NL) • Norns

Davey Smand (NL) • Norns

Davey Smand (NL) Norns Waagplein NORNS is an interactive installation based on the concept of transformation that takes place over time. Artist Davey Smand is inspired by the physical law of entropy: change or 'disorder' that inevitably takes place over time. For...

Marsja van der Ven (NL) • Life… After life… After life…

Marsja van der Ven (NL) • Life… After life… After life…

Marsja van der Ven (NL) Life... After life... After life... Neushoorn Marsja van der Ven likes to work with recycled material and knows how to breathe new life into this by deforming, combining and redefining the function. For LUNA Nights, she has created a creature...

Ingo Wendt (DE) • Lichtblumen

Ingo Wendt (DE) • Lichtblumen

Ingo Wendt (DE) Lichtblumen Courtyard behind the Bagijnestraat 36 You might know the little coloured toy-windmills where the wind creates a colorful scene as they turn? The LICHTBLUMEN by the German light artist Ingo Wendt work in the same way, but mechanically...

AFTERMOVIE 2022