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Light Art in Sneek, Friesland!

October 14th – 22th, 2022

With a.o. Lost & Found by (c) Lin de Mol

Luna Waterstad 2022

From 14 to 22 October, the city center of Sneek will turn off its lights. To make the moon glow and draw attention to carefully placed light and media artworks around the city’s waterways. For two weekends and the week in between, the city is illuminated in an artistic and surprising way. Interesting video art and light objects can be seen in and along the canals that enclose the center. The public takes a magical walk through the beautiful city and chooses their own route along the works. These are placed so far apart that the city itself, its architecture and waters also receive a lot of attention. Many monuments and special places are already illuminated in the evening. A number of special places will be extra staged during LUNA Waterstad with light design. The area that is played with LUNA Waterstad is also so large that it pays to go for a walk several evenings and to settle down in one of the many cozy cafes that the city has to offer. Some offer a special cultural programming. All elements together form a nocturnal artistic experience for a wide audience, from young to old.

Water connects

Sneek is historically a city of trade. There has been a lively exchange since the beginning of its history. The market has been around since the city’s existence. The first Japanese company that ever wanted to establish itself in the Netherlands chose Sneek and there are still many other international companies that, together with traditional Sneker companies, provide an attractive living climate in a beautiful city.

The very first edition of LUNA Waterstad invites artists who, with their work, respond to the fact that trade plays an important role in Sneek. Trade contributes to prosperity, stability and also ensures diversity, which contributes to a strong and versatile cultural life.

Check here which works of art can be seen during LUNA Waterstad! You can enjoy the city center of Sneek from 14 to 22 October, from sunset to 11 p.m. LUNA Waterstad is completely free to enter.

The Artpole (BE/D) • Faces of Sneek

The Artpole (BE/D) • Faces of Sneek

The Artpole (BE/D) Faces of Sneek The German-Belgian duo The Artpole (Linda Wendel and Bart Dewijs) goes in search of historical and current multicultural Sneek. Who were the great travelers and merchants of the past? Which famous outsiders settled here? Who are the...

Philipp Artus (D) • Aquatics

Philipp Artus (D) • Aquatics

Philipp Artus (D) Aquatics "Aquatics" is an endearing aquatic world in which generated sea creatures move around and interact with each other. The artwork explores the origin of life through abstract forms and movement. Visitors are invited to design their own...

Norimichi Hirakawa (JPN) • Between Sneek & Japan

Norimichi Hirakawa (JPN) • Between Sneek & Japan

Norimichi Hirakawa (JPN) Between Sneek & Japan An intriguing video work by the Japanese artist Norimichi Hirakawa is shown on a large screen on Martiniplein. It reminds of the bond between Sneek and Japan. Visitors are sucked into this graphic world and become...

Koros Design (HU) • Lillies

Koros Design (HU) • Lillies

Koros design (HU) Lillies The generous luminous flowers of the Dutch collective Koros Design float in the city canal. The lush flowers are reminiscent of faraway places, exotic fauna, life in former colonies, the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, and the flowers also...

LUNA Collective (NL) • The Moon

LUNA Collective (NL) • The Moon

LUNA Collective (NL) The Moon Right in front of the theatre, the moon stands on the quay as a poetically self-contained image, announcing what lies ahead, and as a logo for LUNA. LUNA Collective is the name under which various team members and friends of Media Art...

LUNA Collective (NL) • Rainbow

LUNA Collective (NL) • Rainbow

LUNA Collective (NL) Rainbow A radiant rainbow builds up every few minutes. From below, the colors appear one after the other, pleasantly swaying and thus reminiscent of the sea on a calm day. Reflected in the water, the rainbow becomes complete. LUNA Collective is...

Lin de Mol (NL) • Lost & Found

Lin de Mol (NL) • Lost & Found

Lin de Mol (NL) Lost & Found Two suitcases stand on a lonely pier overlooking the water. Brightly lit from within, they shine on the dark autumn evening. They look like they have been used by someone: the content is bulging. A suitcase can hold a life. The things...

Liubov Moskvina (DE) • New Work

Liubov Moskvina (DE) • New Work

Liubov Moskvina (D) New work De Boer LampenwinkelFor the window of lighting shop De Boer, Liubov Moskvina was invited to make an installation in which the existing range in the shop window is used as much as possible. With this special window in a prominent position...

Marek Radke (PL) • under water world

Marek Radke (PL) • under water world

Marek Radke (PL) Under water world Bridge keepers house at the WaterpoortIn the special bridge keeper's house at the Waterpoort, artist Marek Radke creates a fascinating world that can be just as much an underwater scenario as a view into the universe. This...

Jorrit van de Waal (NL) • Electroluminescent Algae

Jorrit van de Waal (NL) • Electroluminescent Algae

Jorrit van de waal (NL) Electroluminescent Algae Frisian artist Jorrit van de Waal creates a new work for LUNA Waterstad. In the still water, the Frisian artist Jorrit van de Waal creates the illusion of luminous algae. The interactive installation responds to the...