The DeLight festival is an environmentally-oriented light-art festival taking place in three different Berlin venues from March 25th to 27th. The festival promotes sustainable lifestyles through contemporary art and aims to establish a new form of communication between eco-institutes, eco-initiatives, and audiences.
The festival joins the worldwide WWF movement ‘Earth Hour’ for the first time and aims to disconnect from the electric network and generates electricity for a sustainable sound and light performance. This way DeLight project is adding a new dimension to Earth Hour and bringing the ‘non-electricity concept’ to a whole new level. Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on March 25th 2017, a show with musical content by sound-artist and composer Hugo Morales will take place in the forecourt of Ritter Butzke in Kreuzberg. Light, sound, and tailor-made equipment will be the main tools for the performance in which the audience can also actively participate. Right afterwards, Ritter Butzke will invite all guests to a sustainable after party.
With the help of low-energy technologies, artists from all over Europe will highlight invisible natural phenomena such as the magnetic fields, temperature, vibrations, waves, and others. The exhibition will be held in ‘A Space Under Construction’ area located on the second floor of Ritter Butzke.
At Spektrum – a place aimed at presentation of technology-based artworks, science-focused events and futuristic utopias based on the principle “do-it-together-with-others” – visitors will see Berlin’s live premiere of the AtomTone show by Czech artist Jiří Suchánek. Here also Mélodie Melak Fenez’ experimental electronic music project ‘a.mélodie’ which centers on the awareness of the inner life of plants will take place. Her work promotes the complex interconnectivity between elements, and present Nature as a sentient being with inherent worth.
The DeLight Festival program also includes public talks with internationally renowned speakers experienced in the fields of green politics, sustainable lifestyle, ecology, eco-art, and light-art. Apart from that, film shows elaborating on environmental issues in unexpected contexts will be held. Have a look at the full program here. The festival is curated by Russian-Berliner-by-choice Dariya Susak.
Date: 25.03.2017 – 27.03.2017
Earth Hour: 25.03 | 8:30pm
A Space Under Construction
Ritterstr. 26, Kreuzberg 10969
Ritterstr. 26, 10969 Berlin
Bürknerstraße 12, 12407 Berlin