Fete des Lumieres Georgetown

Event Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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.

During the week-long festival, the streets of Georgetown will be illuminated with the light installations of several international artists:

Grand Opening Weekend - December 13 & 14
Free Public Art Installations, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“Larsen 3 G” (France) - JBG's Jefferson Courtyard, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Larsen3g was created by Fabien Bourdier of Blixlab (with Samuel Mathiou and Labomedia) and produced by Merryl Messaoudi of Crossed Lab. “Larsen3G” is a participatory video “installation,” where images and video submitted via mobile devices are projected onto surrounding architecture.

“Zodiac” (Belgium)
Artist Chloé Yaiche presents “Zodiac,” a display of constellations inspired by NASA satellite imagery.

“Speak Tree” (Canada)
Presented by Lucion Media of Montreal, Speak Tree is an interactive illuminated tree with words, messages and questions from the public projected along the virtual branches.

“Floating Lights” (Spain)
Presented by Travesías de Luz, this installation is also participatory, as people interact with a wall covered in lights and floatation rings by switching on and off the lights as they wish. 

“Ciudad Habitada” (Spain)
Another work by Travesías de Luz, “Ciudad Habitada” consists of lit mannequins in whimsical poses placed throughout the streets of Georgetown, which will pay homage to the neighborhood’s history.

Friday, December 13
Opening Night Party at Malmaison, 9:00p.m. curated by Art Soiree Productions and AFDC (Tickets required for this event)

For updated Fete des Lumieres Georgetown information and a complete listing of events, visit http://georgetowndc.com/content/fete-des-lumieres/