Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Festival of Lights at ASCC

For the first time in Kuwait, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is organising a Festival of Lights. Discover a world of colour and imagination in this uniquely-designed experience of light art installations. Light art is an applied art form in which light is the main medium of expression. The stunning ambience illuminates the Centre and enhances its architectural beauty. The installations are made by hand-picked talented artists. It includes projections, mapping, and virtual reality to name a few. Work by the Canadian “Irregular Studio”, titled “Control No Control” will be on display. The artists are also conducting workshops, talks and live performances throughout the festival.

“Floresta Encantada” is an interactive virtual reality journey through an enchanted forest filled with magical characters that lead you to a shamanic experience. Combining the latest technologies with the knowledge of indigenous people, VJ Suave lead us into a world which will respond to our gestures and movements.

Control No Control by Daniel Iregui
The Control No Control interactive LED sculpture installation by Canadian-Colombian artist Daniel Iregui happily combines everyone’s fascination for bright lights, sound, and interactivity. Using their hands, arms or entire body, Control No Control audience can control the graphic display and motion of the installation and its soundscape. 
The Sadu Matrix by Jawad Altabtabai
The Sadu Pixel Matrix is an installation that was conceived for the SADI 2019 artist residency program. The installation is a three-dimensional interpretation of common motifs found in traditional Sadu work. It is an interactive installation that requires the observant to view it from multiple vantage points.
VJ Suave Short Films
Mixing street art with video mapping, VJ Suave gives life to different characters and stories. Each scene is drawn frame by frame using the traditional animation technique. The characters are running, flying, swimming and generating depth effects in continuous motion. Through experiments, VJ Suave developed their own techniques and tools to design and capture videos.
The facades of the Space Museum and the Theatre will be illuminated with projection mapping animations. These large-scale projections are a collaboration between the Centre, the Festival of Lights (Berlin) and MP Studio. The Festival of Lights (Berlin) is an international event series and is one of the most famous light festivals worldwide. MP-STUDIO is an award-winning company who are pioneers in 3D projection mapping. The projections will have different themes using special effects and light techniques.
Perception by Hessah Al Zayed
Perception is a light art installation by Hessah Al Zayed, a lighting artist and engineer based in Kuwait. The installation uses different materials to enhance visual experience. It is inspired by geometric abstraction that interacts with lights, shadows and materials. It is a minimalist design that transforms the viewer’s experience of the object. The use of orange and blue mimics the extremes of cold and warm temperatures that complement each other in lighting design.
VJ Suave has an audiovisual tricycle adapted with a projector. It is used so that small narratives with characters can travel through open spaces, lighting the walls on a large scale. This projection conveys art to all audiences and creates unique moments for the viewer.
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Sanad - Life Starts at 50 at ASCC

As an inclusive and community-driven cultural institution, the centre is launching ‘Sanad’: an interactive platform aiming to engage retired individuals (50 +) through social, cultural, and recreational activities. Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is happy to announce it will be collaborating with Yadawi and Daratma to offer sessions in Arts and Crafts and Yoga, respectively (Schedule below). 
ASCC is currently offering sessions for women only. The program is structured to run as both a one-off session and a progressive course, allowing participants the freedom and flexibility to join at any point, and for as many times as they prefer.  
Art by Yadawi
18 February | Object Design with Decopatch | 10:00AM-12:00PM
4, 11, 18, 25 March | 10:00AM-12:00PM
8, 15, 22, 29 April | Latin Calligraphy & Art Journaling - 10:00AM-12:00PM
6, 13, 20 May | Monoprinting
Location: Workshop Room 4, 1st floor, Fine Arts Centre
Free entry, registration required [link]

Salwa Sabah Al Ahmed Competition Show Jumping Event