As part of LUMIERE 2011 Artichoke worked in collaboration with
two other European light festivals, Skyway
(Torun, Poland) and Valgusfestival (Tallinn,
Estonia), in a trans-European collaboration called Lux Scientia.
Three artists, one from each host country, were asked to create a lightwork which was shared by each city to create a unique programme of work across three international festivals. The three artists, Simeon Nelson (UK), Dominik Lejman (Poland) and Leonardo Meigas (Estonia), each collaborated with a scientist to develop their lightwork and all three works explored both the scientific and aesthetic aspects of light.
Lux Scientia aimed to act as a platform for debate about how the different artists' vision related to the their installation in different spaces and environments, and to raise awareness of a shared European heritage, foster mutual understanding and celebrate the cultural diversity of the three countries. Each festival held a round table discussion between resident artists and scientists culminating in a symposium in February 2012 hosted in London and curated by cultural programmer and designer Mario Caeiro.
To find out more about the collaboration and the artists please visit www.luxscientia.com.
Lux Scientia Artists