Projektil curated a unique light spectacle to transform the «Eichhörnliwald» Squirrel Forest into a world of colour. 30.000 people came to explore the fascinating world of the colourful Lenzerheide Magic Forest. Below you can read about the light installations and the artists behind them.
The light installations were open every day from 5.30 to 11.00 pm, from December 16th to the 26th.
You can download the event booklet clicking here.
Mother Holle by Projektil
Once upon a time there was a widow who had a daughter and a daughter-in-law. She loved her own daughter much more, even if she was ugly and lazy, and her daughter-in-law was beautiful and diligent. The poor girl always had to work, sat at the fountain next to the street and spun until her fingers bled. Day after day, until one day…
Mirror Eyes by Purplepony
With the aid of the mirrors, the magic forest suddenly appears in an infinite, recurring repetition, opening up a fairytale world which is reflected infinitely. The view through the kaleidoscopes leads everyone into a world in which the reality and the fantastic merge.
The Whispering of the Trees by Lucid
Listen to the alleged silence of the forest. Do you hear the life of the trees? What wisdom do they have for you? Find it out by walking close to the trees, hugging them, and showing them that you mean well with them. Through the contact, the trees begin to whisper and sparkle.
Holographic Windmill by Jan Raphael Knieza
When the mist lures through the magic forest, ArtificialOwl creates a virtual dream world – mystical & hypnotic. In the light, the air currents merge to dancing sculptures, the wind suddenly becomes visible. Standing in the middle of the structure, the viewer is gently embraced, hypnotized and enchanted by the light sculptures.
The Luminous Kite by Simon Broggi and Ursina Wirz
In the winter, a rare kite family is observed regularly in the forests around the Heidsee (lake Heidsee) – so far only in long dark winter nights. To be able to see at night, the kite uses its own charisma. He uses the dynamics of astounding human beings to sail effortlessly through the air.
LED Forest by bildspur
In a cool and rough December night disoriented beings wander through the dark forest. In order to show them the way, light columns illuminate the pale trunks of the forest. In this magical place the beings discover that they can take control of the light themselves. Dive into a dream world of colorful and changing lights.
Tree of Life by Ramona – Nadine – Maude Kyra – Claudio
Eli took a deep breath and laid her hands on the old, wrinkled trunk. Even in so many situations, Eli had found advice and confidence in the old tree. Now that she would need it most urgently, he could not leave Eli in the lurch. The bark felt cold and familiar. Eli closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Then Eli felt something …
Portal by Desing&Zauberei – Destefani & Zarn
Luminous windows float in the darkness of the forest and cut seemingly endless corridors into the magic forest. Where do these lead? An infinity that invites you to dream, of indescribable places or parallel worlds, whether at the end of the corridor or elsewhere.
Star ride by Theres Indermaur and Mark Sturzenegger
Well spread-out rope swings in a wooded area invite you to swing on them. As a mixture of original sgraffito patterns from the region, branded in warm fir wood and a combination of LED light sources and perspex, they build a bridge between tradition and innovation. Once set in motion by visitors, bright tails of light make the snow sparkle with light reflexes.
Snow Moirée by Projektil
Mother Holle gets lost in the Moirée-land and gets a wonderful patterned robe! In a visual dance of fine rasters, one can experience mother Holles history quite differently. From fine structures, coarser forms emerge and let the mystical creatures come to life.
Skum by INT RA
SKUM are weightless appearing lighting systems from strange worlds. They seem to float in the air, move organically and glow in the dark. They seek the attention of the opponent, draw in, spread out, falsify their shape by light and form.
Coloured Flashback by Mika Schell
Dark path – surprising lightbox – conditional insight. Playful fluorescent colours – capture joy – transient shadows. Colored Flashback is an experience-packed room installation of the physical experience with flashing effects.
Quantified Fairy Tales by ZHdk IAD
How would the brothers Grimm tell their stories in today’s digital, data-driven world? Students of the Zurich University of the Arts are researching past fairy tales and current events over the course of four weeks. In the magic forest, they will be exploring the newly gained viewpoints in the form of two interactive stories.
Immersio by vivi-anne
This year in the magic forest, the stars will fall to the ground for some time, hitting the forest like meteorites to merge. New constellations emerge on the ground and glow in the night. Suddenly, the stars are close at hand and offer insights into their innermost being. Let yourself drift away …