Lumiere London light festival 2018 – in pictures

Waterlicht, by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, offers the illusion of being under a sea of deep blue waves, bringing “the power and poetry of water” to the shadows of Regent’s.

Northern Lights, by Swedish artist Aleksandra Stratimirovic, channels the Aurora Borealis in Grosvenor Square.

Members of the public interact with Illumaphonium by Michael Davis

People play on Impulse by Lateral Office and CS Design. Having run since 2009 when it was first held in Durham, Lumiere was last year attended by 1.3 million people in London.

Love Motion by Rhys Coren in the Royal Academy courtyard. This is a Matisse-inspired animation of two dancing paper-cut figures projected onto the facade of the RA, accompanied by music

Spectral, by Katarzyna Malejka and Joachim Slugocki in St James’s Square. This will be Lumiere’s second year in London, following a barnstorming first impression in 2016

A work by by Stéphane Masson, on St James Market near Regent Street. The work consists of lots of small mason jars with screens behind to project images through them in time to music

Stranger installations include an iconic London telephone box converted into a fish tank in Seven Dials. Aquarium by artists Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille

Entre Les Rangs by Rami Bebawi/KANVA

Director of Artichoke and Artistic Director of Lumiere London Helen Marriage says Lumiere aims to transform the usually hectic nightscape of London into a giant, outdoor art gallery

Members of the public watch Voyage by Camille Gross and Leslie Epsztein in Piccadilly Circus. Marriage says Lumiere taps into people’s desire for the ‘be there or you’ve missed it’ moment, adding that in an age when we spend much of our time staring at screens, ‘standing in a crowd, sharing a moment, is really important’

Lightbench by Bernd Spiecker for LBO LichtBankObjekte

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Glowing benches at The Lumiere London Festival

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Harmonic Portal by Chris Plant in St James Church, Piccadilly. The festival is integrated into the Visit London app, which will help visitors keep track of all 58 installations

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Flamingo Flyway by Lantern Company with Jo Pocock in Chinatown

Reflektor by Studio Roso in St James’s Market

Nightlife by the Lantern Company with Jo Pocock in Leicester Square

Lampounette by TILT

Trafalgar Square, Child Hood from Collectif Coin, co-produced by La Casemate

The Light of the Spirit Chapter 2 by Patrice Warrener projected on to Westminster Abbey’s West Front. The work highlights sculptural details in bright colours

People walk through The Wave by Vertigo on the Riverside Walkway, South Bank

Umbrella Project by Cirque Bijou




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