Archive – 2018

The second international festival of light and media arts Kyiv Lights Festival (KLF) took place on May 18-20 in Kyiv with the support of Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest mobile network operator. The festival acquainted the Ukrainian public with dozens of artworks created by great video graphics designers, lighting artists, VJs and modern artists. Kyiv Lights Festival 2018 took place during the Days of Europe in Ukraine and was supported by the Kyiv City State Administration.

30 entries participated in the international 3D video mapping contest. They were created by artists from 19 countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Ukraine.

32 contestants participated in the international VJing contest. The artists came from 12 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, and Ukraine.

KLF 2018 also featured entries of Kyiv Lights Art Prize winners. The light installations were located in three venues in Kyiv downtown, namely Andriivskyi Descent, yard of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine and a garden near the Sahaidachnyi monument.

KLF 2018 also featured works of prominent video artists who created unique light installations specially for the festival. One of the brightest works was the multimedia installation “The Renaissance of Light” by Svitlana Reinish, a winner of the KLF-2017. Another highlight of the festival was a visual and audio installation ‘Luminiscence’ by Ricardo Cançado. It was presented to the public thanks to the support of the Embassy of Brazil in Ukraine.

A two-day educational program took place at Mironova gallery. It featured lectures on VJing, video mapping, modern architecture, and urban studies from renowned Ukrainian and foreign experts.

Shortlist 2018

Fabio Volpi / Фабіо Вольпі
Italy / Італія

Facets of Talent / Грані таланту
Raccoons’ Red Eyes

Chromatica / Хроматика
Señal Tres
Colombia / Колумбія

The Machine / Машина
Ukraine / Україна

Underwater mapping / Підводний мапінг
Solaris FX
Lithuania / Литва

Revolve / Обертання
__STROY visual studio
Czech Republic / Чехія

(IN)fluenza / (ІН)флюенца
Vali Chincișan / Валі Кінчішан
Romania / Румунія

The winners of the 3D video contest

1-st Place
Амбівалентний / Ambivalent
Португалія / Portugal

2-nd Place
Underwater / Під водою
Hiroyuki Hosaka / Хіроюкі Хосака Natsumi Hashimoto / Нацумі Хашімото Ririko Takada / Ріріко Такада
Japan / Японія

3-rd Place
Sightless / Незрячий
Jakub Zuscin / Якуб Зусцин
Slovakia / Словакія

Winners of the VJ Contest

1-st Place
Kasia Naj (KAT NAI)

2-nd Place
Ari Dykier

3-rd Place
ModiFICA (Marcelo Fica)

Marcelo Fica, Ari Dykier, Kasia Naj

1. Поштова площа, будинок Річкового вокзалу

Міжнародний конкурс 3D-відеомапінгу

2. Боричів узвіз, 13

Інтерактивна інсталяція “IN[TER]SECT P.1”, Євгеній Ващенко

3. вул. Петра Сагайдачного (пішохідна зона)

Інсталяція “Світловий тунель” від Complex V

4. Сквер біля пам’ятника П. Сагайдачному

Інсталяція “Протостар”, Михайло Обрізків

5. Боричів Тік, 33/6A

Мультимедійна інсталяція “Відродження світла”, Світлана Рейніш

6. Андріївський узвіз

Світлова інсталяція “Наглядач”, Данило Галкін

7. Андріївський узвіз, 22Б

Інтерактивна інсталяція “IN[TER]SECT P.2”, Євгеній Ващенко

8. Андріївський узвіз, 22А

Світлова інсталяція “Lightwear” від KKMT

9. Андріївський узвіз, 22Б

Світлова інсталяція “Electro”, Борис Медведев

10. Андріївський узвіз

Інтерактивна інсталяція “IN[TER]SECT P.3”, Євгеній Ващенко

11. вул. Володимирська, 2

Світло-звукова інсталяція “Люмінесценція”, Рікардо Кансадо, Серхіо Касеро, Омар Альварес Кальсада

12. вул. Володимирська, 2

Iнсталяція “Пульсар”, Василь Грубляк

13. Михайлівська площа

Інсталяція “Небезпеку видно не одразу”. Проект Міжнародної організації з міграції

14. Михайлівська площа

Інсталяція “Світловий Октаедр” від PROFI innovation

Jury – 2018

Romain Tardy

is a visual artist from France. He is a co-founder of the European visual label Antivj, which focuses on the use of projected light and its influence on our perception. Tardy’s installations pose questions about the role of digital technology in public space and address them poetically. His work has been exhibited in more than 15 countries.

Max Poberejskyy

is a Ukrainian visual artist, and a co-founder of the Tenpoint project which pioneered VJing in Ukraine. He co-founded the BLCK BOX studio and media art school, which is famous for its cooperation with the country’s top electronic projects and festivals.

Jordi Pont

is a visual artist from Barcelona. In 2011, he became a project manager at Onionlab, a Barcelona-based studio. There, he did such outstanding projects as Towards Biology (360º installation at the Venice Biennale 2014), Diplopia 3D at FIMG2015 (first stereoscopic mapping in Spain) and Room 5 (installation at Spain’s pavilion at the Milano Expo 2015).

Diana Civle

is a creative concept author and a curator of Riga`s light festival STARO RIGA since its foundation in 2008. Diana has extensive experience in implementing artistic programmes for large scale cultural events including the Riga 800 anniversary celebration (2001), Riga city Celebration, and Nuit Blanches.

Yuriy Chornenkyy

head of the marketing communications department at Kyivstar. Yuri’s portfolio encompasses the development of brands such as Kyivstar, Beck's, life, and Beeline Kz. He has been a jury member at the Effie and Wow Done awards, was named the best practice speaker at Effie, and has worked at KMFR, as a video|photo producer, and as a musician.

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