The day has been extended in Yekaterinburg

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On December 20, the year's shortest day, Yekaterinburg hosted the 4th annual street light art festival "It Is Not Dark". Modern Ural artists presented over 20 light installations weaved into the city history. The festival guests were able to look into the eye of the photography museum building, find the "First Flowers" in the snow near the Drama Theater, peek into artist studio windows, reflect on the fate of historical monuments and become a part of the city.
Perhaps the most large-scale installation was created by the young artist Daniil Khokhanov with use of IntiLED light-emitting diode equipment. With the help of several dozens of IntiLINE linear spotlights, the Verkh-Isetsky district Palace of Culture transformed into a true art object. The lighting, from white to saturated red, emphasized the internal space between the columns and the building itself. The complex control scenario was supported by the installation's original soundtrack. "I took very simple sounds that we hear constantly but never give much attention to. I wanted to give them a new look so that we'd stop and think and begin to notice more of what's around us.

 

 

Light is more expressive, it can be much more vivid and dynamic", is how the author explained his idea. The Repin Park residential complex became another festival venue. The dynamic facade lighting by IntiLED that was mounted on the building in the summer of this year, became a true gift not just the building residents but to the entire city. The lighting control system developed by MT Electro can be flexibly adjusted to fit various tasks, including creation of festive scenarios.
"The "It Is Not Dark" project is designed to draw more attention to preserving historical and architectural heritage. The festival is unlike many others; it is closely tied to the city, its mysteries and problems. It is a quest festival, an attempt to bring the viewer outside while the weather is not too great and to invite them to play out with us a story about light in a cold December city", say the representatives of the Cultural Transit Foundation and MT Electro, the festival arrangers. The "It Is Not Dark" festival only lasted several hours, but its creators are sure that they achieved their main goal: at least for a short while, they managed to extend the winter's shortest day.


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