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The winners of the international art festival Light Nights in Gatchina will be announced in late September. This year, one of the most large-scale events in lighting design gathered over 14,000 participants and visitors from Russia, Belarus, Lebanon, and other countries. Among them were Master’s students from ITMO University, who presented their projects.
The call for applications for the International Competition of Light Installations, Video Art, and Videomapping is now open. The expert board will select 20 winners who will create their art projects at an art residence and present them at the Light Nights Festival in Gatchina, Leningrad Oblast. One of the event’s partners is ITMO’s Creative Lighting Department. As in previous years, ITMO Master’s students will compete for the right to perform at the festival.
On August 16-17, 2019, the annual international festival of light art “Light Nights in Gatchina” took place at the Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum. Each year, the festival brings together students of Russian and international universities, artists, designers, multimedia professionals and creative collectives and design studios from Russia, Europe and beyond. 2019 has been the third year that the students of ITMO University’s Master’s program “Lighting Design” participate in the official selection of the international festival. This year, it was ITMO’s students Lyubov Angelova, Mikhail Andreev, and graduate Valeria Molodovskaya that took part in the event’s art residency.
Smoke and Mirrors: ITMO’s Lighting Designers to Present Projects at Light Nights in Gatchina Festival
Why technologies matter but maybe not so much, what inspires the creative youth of today, and how better to use lighting designers’ main tool of trade: these are some of the questions ITMO.NEWS asked the students and graduates of ITMO University’s Master’s program in Lighting Design. Their innovative projects were selected as art residents of this year’s international festival “Light Nights in Gatchina”, which will take place on August 16-17.