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5TH GENIUS LOCI WEIMAR FESTIVAL 12-14 AUGUST 2016
For our 5 year anniversary on the weekend of 12-14 August, we invite you on a nocturnal tour through the Ilmpark to experience together the special charm of this historical landscape garden and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Genius Loci Weimar is an annual festival for site-specific audiovisual art with an emphasis on projections for facades, spaces and objects. The festival combines the historical spirit of Weimar and the contemporary technology of video mapping, a projection technique that incorporates the object in the image design, giving multi-layered dimensions to motionless objects and creating audiovisual narratives.
The winning entries of the international video mapping competition will light up the picturesque ruin of the Tempelherrenhaus, the Sternbrücke and the Stern, which will feature a special installation of water screens. Near the park, a sonic dialogue between East and West can be experienced as part of the spatial audio installation at the Hafiz Goethe Memorial.
The Genius Loci Lab, the festival's audiovisual adventure playground, will be taking place at the E-Werk close to Ilmpark and Sternbrücke. The program is varying, dynamic and diversified, with no repeated shows. In the evening, a range of audiovisual live concerts await you at the Lichthaus, starting at 6pm. On Friday and Saturday, night owls can enjoy the Genius Loci Club in the boiler room of the E-Werk. And short film enthusiasts also have something to look forward to – our friends from backup_festival will be showing their entries on the meadow in front of the ACC.
Tickets for the concerts at Lichthaus and Genius Loci Club can be purchased at the door. All shows in the outdoor areas and park are free of charge and open to all.
We look forward to seeing you there!
- Tempelherrenhaus (video mapping projection)
- Sternbruecke (video mapping projection)
- Water Projection at Stern (video mapping projection)
- Hafiz Goethe Memorial (spatial audio installation)
- E-Werk (Genius Loci Lab - video mapping projections, light installations)
- Lichthaus, E-Werk (AV live cinema from 18-21h)
- Kesselsaal, E-Werk (Genius Loci Club)
- ACC Wiese (short film screenings from backup_festival)