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Introducing Alight: A festival of light-based art in Jozi

The first event of its kind in South African, Alight will literally set the streets and buildings of Braamfontein alight for one night only with a full spectrum show of light-based artistry and sound. The street art festival will present an array of glowing installations, dazzling light sculptures, 3D projection mapping, displays, activations, light-based games and luminescent creative works by local and international artists. 

When: Thursday, 1 September 2016 // From 6pm

Where: 43 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Tickets: R30 at the door or online.  



Established in 2004 by directors Ben Foot and Valentina Floris, SDNA aims to explore innovative techniques of interaction in public spaces using emerging technologies and unusual presentation media. With an interdisciplinary approach, SDNA integrating site-responsive installation and live performance aiming to push the scope of digital art. SDNA participate in Alight through the British Council.


The Constitute (Germany) 

This collaborative project with The Constitute, a German interactive arts group, will bring together top South African electronic and hip-hop musicians as well as technologists to create a mind-blowing, technology-enhanced performance.The Constitute participate at Alight with thanks to Create Africa and the Goethe-Institut.

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Jurgen Meekel

Using a combination of light sensitive paint and bright lasers, Jurgen will be creating a new piece of digital art that plays on the temporal nature of the medium.

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Bushveld Labs

Bushveld Labs thrive on radical, disruptive and bold ideas. The studio is a design and engineering consultancy that specialises in rapid product/solution development involving mechanical & mechatronic systems, physical computing and interactive media. At Alight the studio will present a variety of interactive LED installations in places where you’d least expect to find them…

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Warren Kieser

Specialising in motion graphic design & videography for a wide range of projects, Warren will be presenting his project Synced in the City at Alight. This projection mapping installation comprises 7 cubes forming a diamond shaped three dimensional surface. The projection showcases an audio-visual relationship, being inspired by visual music as the two – auditory and visual  – sensors become one. The visuals are designed specifically for the surface, creating visual trickery as there is an illusion between the 2D visuals and 3D space.

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Shen Tian

Shen will be presenting his installation Limitless Slip Dome at Alight, and describes it as follows: There are many worlds. They exist along side each other, just beyond our perceptions. Membranes, thin as the lightest silk separates them, preserving order, allowing our lives to glide gently over those elsewhere. On rare occasions, the barrier weakens, and one dimension slips into another. We found such a spot, stabilised it, and wrestled it under our control. We don’t know how much longer we can sustain it. Come gaze upon this wonder. There’s also some flashing lights…

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We’ve been given acess to an electronic billboard on the corner of De Beer Street and want to fill it with your awesome GIF art during the Alight festival. Show us what you’ve got!

Specs: Export as Quick Time Movie. H264. 1920×1080. 25fps.

Deadline: Tuesday, 30 August at 2pm.

All submissions to


Get ready to be immersed in a vividly interactive artistic experience and atmosphere that can only be described as electric!

Alight is a collaboration between the Fakugesi African Digital Innovation FestivalBetween 10and5 and the City of Joburg and supported by the British Council and Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

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