Sunday, June 14, 2009

Light art in Jerusalem!

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Free art!
The first-ever Jerusalem Light Festival is taking place from June 10-16 at almost 30 locations around and in the Old City, featuring artists from Israel and abroad.

Just outside Jaffa Gate are Gil Teichman's dynamic light cubes, "Miskhak HaKubiot."
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Click to enlarge!
Leave it to the Israelis! This father couldn't resist setting his toddler on top of a cube. It was weird seeing her glow orange color.
This particular light art installation made a pleasant place to hang out--or hang OVER.
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17 comments:

Leora said...

This looks like fun. I love the juxtaposition of new modern art next to the Old.

Leif Hagen said...

Cool photos, Dina! Wish I could find one for my backyard and for parties! Anything for a price I suppose. Kind regards from today's "birthday boy" at EAGAN daily photo

pasadenaadjacent said...

I see the enthusiastic daddy in the corner. Fun! so much you can do with light now

JM said...

Just great! I like this kind of intalations.

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant idea to use those big cubes as lanterns. They look like big cushions.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Fabulous public art Dina.

And.... Thank you for visiting GDP every Sunday. I thought local people as well as religious people around the world would enjoy the Sunday spiritual posts. However, it is consistently the day with the least views and the least comments. I think We'll stick with it for this year and see where to go next.

Jan

Petrea said...

Just wonderful. I love the orange kid! I also like the feral kitties from yesterday (don't pet).

Pietro said...

I'm glad we are having parallel posts about art, Dina!
I find those cubes very attractive.

Robin said...

That is SO cool!! I'm going to be in Jerusalem Tuesday evening, I wonder if I can manage to catch any of them. Do you have a link to the overall listing?

Kay said...

What a wonderful idea. It must have been so much fun to see and walk around. Thanks for the great photos.

Ann said...

On Friday night I took a photo of a little boy sitting on top of one of the light installations for Vivid Sydney. This looks quite similar.

FA said...

Hi Dina, It's good to be back. Thanks for sticking with me. I'm enjoying catching up on your recent posts, too. I especially liked your post on the Orthodox Pentecost. What a great experience it must have been to be at the Holy Sepulchre when there were so few people. I love the early morning in a sacred place - so much peace!

Robynn's Ravings said...

That it the most INTERESTING and BEAUTIFUL display! Thanks for sharing something I would have NEVER seen. :) Blessings!

RuneE said...

We all need a bit of light - adults as well as toddlers. I liked that exhibition.

Abe Lincoln said...

I have not seen anything quite the same. It makes a stunning scene at night.

gigihawaii said...

Hi Dina!

This is my 1st visit to your blog, and I am enjoying your many photos.

My mother has traveled to the "Holy Land" more than once; she is a Roman Catholic. She said the path that Christ walked to his death has become quite commercialized. Too bad!

At any rate, I find your site intriguing and will be back.

janice said...

Those totes look like the containers my old job (Matrix Essentials) used to get and store chemicals in.
Very interesting, alternate use for them, who knew!