Light Festival in Jerusalem
June 28 - July 6
About Light Festival in Jerusalem
The International Festival of Light in Jerusalem will produce on 2017 its 9th edition. The Festival takes place in the Old City of Jerusalem area, and its visitors - over 500,000 in only one week - perceive the artworks in the Festival walking through trails in the Old City's alleys, squares and its surrounding - celebrating Jerusalem, the Holy place for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The festival as a uniting element for everybody avoids political issues and concentrates on artistic presentations of light and the joy of this unique city alone.
THEME 2017: GAMES OF LIGHT
The 9th edition of the International Festival of Light in Jerusalem will have a special theme: "Games of Light" exploring the emotional impact of light on our senses, playing with humor, surprise, and different perceptions through light.
Light stimulates our vision, our main sense of understanding our world. Without it, we often feel lost or unable to understand and read our environment. Shedding light on something, means to render it visible, perceivable and understandable - a non-static process of discovering, playing and learning.
It also deals with truth, illusions and even deceptions, where everything seems possible:
from installations that are fallen into place, toys, strange characters, Burtonesque's Alice in Wonderland schemes and to architectural lightings that change the perception of a whole city quarter and locations most visitors know.
That's what we want to explore, to create different and fantastic reality, full of surprise, humor, fantasy, dreams, colors, beauty and magic!
The organizers of the festival are the Jerusalem Development Authority, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage and the Municipality of Jerusalem and the event is managed and produced by the Ariel Municipal Company.