COMMUNITY is supported by the creativity of Frankfurt and Offenbach, their artists, creative minds and cultural institutions. The Community Program is open to everyone seeking to create with light.
COMMUNITY presents projects with and about light, which are thematically unrelated and create space for experiments and improvisations outside the criteria of the Advisory Board. Now open to issues of urban design, the Luminale offers numerous opportunities for dialogue revolving around urban development, the quality of city life, public space, among many other topics. Important here is that participation is open to anyone with a daring, powerful, creative idea that involves light or the use of light!
The breadth and diversity of the Luminale – supported by the participation of artists, creative people, associations, studios, companies, institutions and interested residents of Frankfurt and Offenbach – is exemplified here. Thus, COMMUNITY shows that something great can be achieved by involving many on a small scale.
Images, back-projected onto rear-projection foil lining the windows of individual floors of a building, show partial sequences of various individuals performing normal activities.
A 3D low-poly head of a lion in the midst of a staged jungle of plants is brought to life.
During the Luminale, the Camelot project awakens the fountain in the mainBuilding, which provides energy in the summer, from hibernation.
The view into a mirror becomes a view out of the window, while before your eyes is a magnificent full moon, behind which clouds are gently drifting.
Under the motto „Warm Tones - Cold Tones", visitors can savor a „forest of light columns" in the church interior together with other lighting effects.
A digitally-staged audiovisual work of art creating a romantic world of light and sound in the new foyer of the office building at 50-54 Eschersheimer Landstraße.
The Time Travel project makes the dimension of light discernible through the chronological sequence of years!
Stephan K. Müller's works are never inanimate, for they have many facets, which can emerge through light and shadow, the times of day and change of seasons, or the altered perspective of the viewer.
The walk-in SHADOW DANCE MACHINE is establishing itself as an analogue alternative to digital romanticism.
In the garden of the Carmelite monastery, Berlin based artist Malte Kebbel has installed three rotating light art works – „Light Anemones", made of curved mirrors of titanium-stainless steel.
The scenario: We have not managed to stop climate change in time and the earth has become uninhabitable.
Young people have transformed a simple caravan into an impressive work of art consisting of sound and light objects, painting, collage, poetry, and sculpture.
A giant humming top with mirror mosaic plays with light, movement and sound.
Das Projekt „Catch-Shoot-Release“ untersucht die Wirkung von Licht und Klang in Bezug auf Nähe und Distanz.
Since time immemorial, mankind has been fascinated by the natural phenomenon of light.
The recurring choreography of the infinity machine shows the motoric force behind the images and sounds of the establishment.
In the Evangelische Stadtkirche, Oliver Tüchsen exhibits six light objects which, in the course of their creation, have been subject to constant transformation.
Romanticism can be seen as a movement that gave primary importance to the free expression of the feelings of the artist and that tried to bring emotions at the center of stage.
All visitors can freely play with the glowing spheres, or do so under supervision.
The "Dead Pixel" installation was created from a load of broken mobile phone displays found in pile of refuse.
The performance shows projections of chats by different couples of our time, and is combined with romantic music of Schubert.
The walk-in lighting installation LINEAR CIRCUIT III allows visitors to experience the phenomenon of light in space and time!
During the Luminale, the centerpiece of the Kinderhaus will be illuminated.
A sea of lights in the Eschenheimer Anlage is called for at the Luminale 2020.
"Run for more light": a festive parade through the city centre for celebrating the opening of the Luminale.
With guided tours, the organizers would like to encourage more experience and exchange.
The installation "Matter of Opinion" visualizes the interactive relationship between concept and reality.
The artist trio works with strong contrasts of light and darkness, thus symbolizing inner unrest.
In the 18th century, when Romanticism originated, the solution to life’s problem and humans’ degradation was going back to nature.
Black and white tiles cover the floor. While the black tiles dissolve in the darkness, the white tiles glow and illuminate the room.
It just does not work without skilled craftsmen, producers of signs, and neon installations.
With every breath, we and our planet circle a life time around the sun.
Light projected on an installation of paper travel tickets from all over the world...
In the 21st century the sensuality of romanticism can also be created by digital means.
Under the theme "Digital Romantic" of the Luminale 2020, 40 empty wine bottles will be filled with light.
What is the color of a particular chord? What is the taste of a C-major scale? Are romantic songs purple?
Berlin light artists KOPFFARBEN and Prof. Ralph Abelein from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts have created a visual concert.
The project “Offenbach-Spo(r)ts on!” alternately illuminates the facade of the Offenbacher Ruderverein 1874 e.V. in the colors of the club and the city.
the installation engages with current discussions, evaluating the opportunities and…
The light installation is inspired by the beauty of the (German) landscape and its autumnal changes.
The light sculpture that hangs above the heads of the spectators is 8 meters high.
With thunder and waves, six artists from the BBK, are to illuminate the 8 window panes of the BBK as well as the indoor areas.
Here, in the dark, no contours can as yet be discerned. But there are mounting signs that a new, exhausting day is about to dawn, its appearance will be clearly pale.
The RETROreflexion exhibition shows reflecting light objects and textile works.
The glass facade of the Lutherkirche with its community center and striking large-format Meistermann textile prints will be illuminated every evening for the Luminale.
A mystical and surreal space between art, technology and nature – the TRILIGHT.
The project thematizes the industrial revolution that began in Europe in the mid-18th century and was to change the world.
Merlin Baum's "Triptych of Light Interaction" puts the listed Chemag building into the spotlight.
The Luminale 2020 would be incomplete without one of Frankfurt's most original venues: The Binding Brewery.
At first glance, the Mainfeld in Niederrad appears to be a normal high-rise building – but it is clearly so much more.
The building of the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum – is bathed in a special light.
The installation thematizes the inner courtyard of the 3-part building – the so-called Promenade.
For one evening, moments of poetry are created when people, light and movement interact at the Luminous Playground.
"recognizing" and "making visible", a dialogue between past and present, materialized in spatial design.
A search of what contemporary architecture with its angular and edgy forms often fails to consider.
As part of the Luminale, the project "natürlichT" addresses the importance of natural or luminous light sources.
We opened a window to the signal box and an alien life form sprang out, which can unfortunately no longer be restrained.
Guest at the Instituto Cervantes is the internationally renowned sculptor and multimedia artist Bernardí Roig.
It is the largest-scale Arctic expedition of all time: Since fall 2019, the research icebreaker Polarstern is drifting through the Arctic Ocean.
This year, in 2020, the Frei-religiöse Gemeinde Offenbach celebrates its 175th anniversary.
The Infinity installation of mirrored glass transports the nature of a garden into the urban space as fragmentary drawings
BlauRaum is a light installation that bathes the Fahrgasse in Frankfurt in blue light.
In moving and disquieting images, Facing Extinction calls attention to the loss of biodiversity in the conflict between mankind and technology - as a cause and, at the same time, an opportunity for change.
Photographers' digital archives are filled with images they have created by drawing with light
In the work "the moving line", two fine strings of light simultaneously light up to form a cross, which in the next moment, appears to be tilted by 45 degrees.
To the right of the main entrance of the station, is the somewhat hidden access to platform zero.
Every day we go from A to B, without thinking much about A or about B, or the walking itself, or the streets, or the city.