London enters 2018 aglow, with light from the Nordic countries. From 13th to 28th January, London’s Soho welcomes Nordic DeLights, the most cosy and highly anticipated Light Festival in the world. Thirteen contemporary light artists from the Nordic countries will reinterpret six venues across Soho, creating mesmerising installations with unique visual dialogues under the unifying power of light.
We partnered with A:CODE for Nordic DeLights
Oskar Koliander (DK/SE) | Jesper Kongshaug (DK) | Jakob Kvist (DK) | Hans Erik Madsen (DK)| Ragnar Mar Nikulasson (IS) | Vesa-Pekka Rannikko (FI) | Taneli Rautiainen (FI) |Hans Rosenstrom (FI) | Anne Katrine Senstad (NO) | Marita Isobel Solberg (NO) | Pink Twins (FI) | Timo Vaittinen (FI)| Jarno Vesala (FI)
directed & curated by Vassiliki Tzanakou
Celebrating the diversity of Soho, the most creative square mile in the world, A:CODE Arts Organisation, under the curatorial expertise of Vassiliki Tzanakou, has selected an eclectic range of venues for the artist’s site-specific installations, including academic institutions, a local church, a private members club and creative agencies from the film industry.
Nordic artists thrive on the medium of light. They have developed a heightened sensitivity to it, since being so far north of the equator; they spend half the year in what feels like perpetual night. The illuminating artworks will interplay with the selected venues, employing innovative interpretations of different applications of light, using the art forms of video, light architecture, design, and performance.
Most light festivals are large outdoor spectacles, but Nordic DeLights promises to be a very cosy and intimate event, taking place both indoors and outdoors, and engaging local communities with international art, to create cross-cultural dialogues and the exchange of ideas.
Share the light with us in Soho, from the most innovative and cutting edge contemporary Nordic artists.
Zero One | Hopkins Street, W1F OHS
Kingsway College | Peter Street, W1F 0HS
St Anne’s Church | 55 Dean Street, W1D 6AF
The Garage Gallery | 62 Dean Street, W1D 4QF
Blacks Club | 67 Dean Street, W1D 4QH
Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design | 16-17 Greek Street, W1D 4DR
As well as our amazing artists, their studio teams, our consultants, tech teams and further supporters and contributors we would like to specially thank for their kind support: Jon Akass| Siri Aronsen | Bronwen Batey |Charlie Behrens | Fr Simon Buckley | Lone Britt Christensen | Israel Hurtado Cola | Sidd Danis | Stephane Graff | Mia Kivinen | Helen Marriage | Paul & Valerie Mean | Adrian Meehan | Anna Michoudi | Erik Moore | Pirjo Pellinen | Anthony Van Sertima | Tony Shrimplin & Museum of Soho | Moira Rizopoulos | Nicholas Sharp |Björg Stefánsdóttir | Nanna Blaslev Strojer | Lee Sharrock |Johanna Vakkari | Marcela Iriarte Villaboros | Meng Zhou
photo credit Christian Stock unless otherwise mentioned