Projection Mapping from the Circle of Light Moscow International Festival in May

From May 8th through May 10th, 2015, the organizers of the Circle of Light Moscow International Festival will demonstrate light shows devoted to the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Preview projection Belorussky railway station. Credit: Circle of Light Moscow Festival.
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Preview projection Belorussky railway station. Credit: Circle of Light Moscow Festival.

The two Moscow landmarks associated with the military history – the Russian Army Theater and Belorussky railway station to which, by the way, all trains from Europe arrive – were selected for the projection mapping. Unique frames from documentaries and cutting edge technologies were used in the mapping to be projected.

The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is one of the hallmarks of the capital city of Russia. Last year six million people came to see the edition.

Preview Projection Russian Army Theater. Credits: Circle of Light Moscow Festival.
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Preview Projection Russian Army Theater. Credits: Circle of Light Moscow Festival.

In 2015 the next edition of the Moscow Light Festival will take place from September 26th through October 4th, 2015 at number of venues. The Festival will not only offer to enjoy vivid projection mapping on the building facades and light installations but to watch entry works of ART VISION contestants. Teams from 30 countries – Germany, Turkey, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, UK, France to name a few – will compete to be named the best in projection mapping and VJing. Educational Program with participation of top projection mapping artists and light designers is also part of the Festival.

About The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival

The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is a unique event at which Russian and International designers create light masterpieces and multimedia shows utilizing the metropolitan city as a canvas. In 2014 over 6 million people visited it!

For more information, visit the Moscow Light Festival website.

About IYL 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.  With UNESCO as lead agency, IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015—from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.  The IYL Global Secretariat is located at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The Founding Partners of IYL 2015 are the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the Institute of Physics (IOP), Light: Science and Applications, the lightsources.org International Network, 1001 Inventions, The Optical Society (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 

Patron Sponsors include Bosca, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Royal Philips Lighting, Thorlabs and UL.

Contacts

Tatyana Popova
LBL Communication Group
popova@lbl.ru

John Dudley
Steering Committee Chair
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
john.dudley@univ-fcomte.fr

Joe Niemela
Global Coordinator (IYL Secretariat)
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
light2015@ictp.it