Explore Copenhagen Light Festival 2022

11 Jan 2022


Explore Copenhagen Light Festival 2022
4th-22nd February

Visiting the winter streets of Copenhagen in February can be an illuminating experience, as this month the city is used as a backdrop and lit up for the annual Copenhagen Light Festival 2022. If you’re a fan of light art installations then don’t miss this winter wonderland of artworks around the city as some of the famous sights are lit by both Danish and international artists, as part of this festival of light. One of the most brilliant outdoor sights to see in the darkness of winter, check out the shows and installations across the city!

This festival promises to bring “light in the winter darkness” for the three-week citywide event. The festival events include sculptures, “mapping,” and light projection shows on building façades around the city’s architectural highlights. Expect innovative and creative ways to illuminate some of the famous sights, as well as digital artwork, light installations, and experimental shows.

The light festival enables visitors to walk around the city enjoying different installations while enjoying an experiential show. Most of the works are placed along the inner city and harbour so you can follow a route to see them here, while others are outside the city center. Not just projections on bridges, this light show is innovative with submissions from artists, students, and organisations. Last year we saw giant illuminated mushrooms with Sara Ki Plans & Jonathan Ki Kindhult’s “Interconnection” and the Interactive Trampoline by artist Cong Liu. The signature Green Beam has been running since 2019 to let everyone know when the festival begins and ends.

Bringing light to an otherwise dark month

You can plan a route around the artwork using the interactive maps here and through the app. This allows you to follow the artworks around the city. Primarily the artworks are located within the city centre.

Artwork this year includes “A Dozen Sun”, an illuminated sphere at Skuespilhuset, “Jam” across Lille Langebro bridge, “Neutrino” at BLOX, “Transcendence” at Refshaleoen, and “Don’t be Blue” by Mads Vegas sees the bridge lit up at Kalvebod Brygge. The “Green Beam” is also running again this year, which has become an emblematic work of the festival.

One of the interactive pieces of art on show is “Photonic Empathy” by Dutch artists Lumus Instruments. This is touch sensitive and made of LED strips, so the work changes colour and look within the structural frames, so each time you touch it you create a different installation piece! The idea is to create a light sculpture that imagines the photon’s universe. Find it at Bryghuspladsen. 

There will be pop-up events taking place across the bridges including audio-visual shows. If you download the app you can read text and see videos and audio recordings from the artists telling you about their work. This allows you to find out about the installations, and also the buildings around you.

Come and enjoy the city lights, even in the coldest and darkest month of the year!

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