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Copenhagen Light Festival: Night in the Oasis

Lightscapes participated in the Copenhagen Light Festival with an interior and exterior lighting design that swathed the façade of the Glyptotek in red and transformed the Winter Garden into an oasis in the city desert. The event contributed to a record number of evening guests to the museum.


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Danish lighting design takes us to the Egyptian desert. Lightscapes recreated the experience of the red evening sun, the starlit sky and the cool dawn. A fun opportunity for a Copenhagen-based lighting design consultancy.

In the oasis, water trickles from life-giving springs, while the palm trees offer shade from the sun and dates to the hungry traveller. In the evening the sun changes, casting its red light over the oasis while the steam rises from the hot springs.

While the fire crackles, Nut, the Sky Goddess, swallows the red sun, letting it wander through her body in the course of the night. Now the sky is black and starlit, and all life depends on the Sky Goddess, only she has the power and the strength to bring the sun to a new birth and ensure that life continues the following day.

Photography: Kim Nilsson, Ana Cecilia Gonzalez

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