Fete Des Lumieres D.C.
International festival makes its U.S.debut in Georgetown with public art and light installations
The Holiday Season will be aglow as four international artists bring their public art displays, using lights as their medium, to Georgetown for a week-long festival inspired by the world-renowned Fete des Lumieres, or Festival of Lights, in Lyon, France.
The Alliance Francaise of Washington D.C in partnership with EDF (Electricite de France, world's largest electricity producer)the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), Art Soiree Productions, SPAIN arts & culture, The JBG Companies, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and will sponsor the light installations that will be positioned in several locations in Georgetown.
The Alliance Française of Washington and its partners are delighted to bring are presentation of this beloved, innovative and historic French tradition to Georgetown.
Featured artists and installations, most of them previously on display at the Lyon festival, include:
Throughout the festival: Floating Lights and Ciudad Habitada by Luisa Alvarez – an interactive light wall and a collection of lit mannequins in whimsical poses.
On December 13 and 14 only:
- A duo of artists known as Theoriz Crew will create Larsen 3G, a collection of interactive video projections interacting on the windows;
- ZODIAC presented by Chloey Yaiche,an artistic display of constellations inspired by NASA satellite imagery;
- The company Lucion Media from Montreal will present the Speak Tree, an interactive illuminated tree with words, messages and questions projected from the public along the virtual branches.
Throughout the week, Art Soiree, local artists and merchants will host individual festivalevents, parties and promotions.
Stay tuned here for more information!