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Lithuanian daily "Lietuvos rytas", "Sostine"
November 10, 2007

Light Festival was Opened by Italian Author's Natural Phenomena


Lithuanian internet portal "Delfi"
November 10, 2007

Darkness in Vilnius was Scattered by Art


Lithuanian internet portal "vtv.lt"
November 19, 2007

Biggest Scientific Exhibition "Light in Light" in Vilnius


Lithuanian daily "15 min". Internet portal
November 12, 2007

Ode to Light






Lithuanian daily "Lietuvos rytas", "Sostine"
November 10, 2007

Light Festival was Opened by Italian Author's Natural Phenomena

Sandra Trinkunaite
Correspondent of "Sostine"


Vilnius Railway Station has already opened its premises for visitors, eager to see a spectacular science, art and light performance, located in the first floor of the palace.

The event has inaugurated the beginning of the International Light Festival "Lux" that will last three days in the centre of Vilnius. Yesterday the performance, representing natural atmospheric phenomena in the indoor space, was demonstrated to visitors by the Italian author of the exhibition, Paolo Di Trapani. The project, called "Light in Light", was installed using underwater landscapes, white projectors, lasers, water sprayers, etc.

Spectators, moving from one hall into another, could observe specific natural phenomena, which most people usually overlook in the open air conditions.

The actor's assistants, accompanying groups of visitors through the halls, thoroughly explained how the nature changes its colours and why, for example, artists paint distant objects in blue.

The author also granted a possibility for visitors to get acquainted with light in the history of art.






Lithuanian internet portal "Delfi"
November 10, 2007

Darkness in Vilnius was Scattered by Art

Ieva Pupeikyte


This weekend "Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009" has presented the fourth event of the programme "Culture Live". The inhabitants of Vilnius, not frightened of rainy weather, were taking out of their pockets the maps of the International Light Festival LUX and drawing itineraries of their trips. The city was illuminated by 17 projects, whose authors were united by the main idea: to bring more light to an autumnal Vilnius.

"By kindling 17 light projects, we wish to induce people to go out and see their town in this dark and gloomy season of the year, to seek for light and enjoy it", this is how the idea of the festival was shared by the coordinator of communication projects, Agne Zemaityte.

In the first place, the festival invited the neediest of light: children from orphanages, people from homes for the aged and disabled.

Artists interpret and present light in different ways. According to Agne Zemaityte, a variety of ideas encouraged people to investigate light installations, video projections and performances.

"Science does really act as a theatre," affirms a famous Italian scientist, the author of the project "Light in Light", Paolo Di Trapani. "In the exhibition we speak about light, physics, metaphysics, and we combine them with natural phenomena and art. Therefore, such kind of a theatre lets us discover and see events that pass unnoticed in our everyday life."

While trains were roaring and passengers striding downstairs, a real performance of light was created in the first floor of the Railway Station. The famous Italian scientist's exhibition is a window to knowledge. In its six rooms the time is stopped and natural phenomena are put on stage: the spectrum of colours of the rainbow, the air, the fog, the sky and shadows.

The youngest visitors of the exhibition eagerly observed the sun and the sky painting our environment in different meteorological conditions. The Italian scientist explained that the concept of the project "was not only light and its relation to art, but also the taste of knowledge". "Light in Light" is an interesting and unexpected project, reminding us of secrets concealed in the nature.

According to the author of the idea, natural phenomena are the most easily perceived by children. For example, looking at a specific object, adults can see just one grey colour, while children are able to distinguish the entire palette of colours.






Lithuanian internet portal "vtv.lt"
November 19, 2007

Biggest Scientific Exhibition "Light in Light" in Vilnius

After the uproar of the Light Festival LUX in the old town of Vilnius, the exhibition of an Italian professor Paolo Di Trapani aspires to kindle the joy of scientific and artistic knowledge in the hearts of the townsfolk.

In the darkest season of the year the inhabitants and guests of Vilnius are invited to immerge into a unique theatre of nature, recreated in an unexpected area of the town, Vilnius Railway Station.

Can 1 hour and 30 minutes really induce people to look at the world around us in a different way?

While visiting the exhibition-performance, people discover a unique and unexpected impact that scientific knowledge brings to our everyday "artistic" perception of nature in the field of outdoor light-and-colour phenomena. It becomes evident that the real discovery of natural artistic masterpieces occurs when interest in the observed phenomena is supported by a full understanding of the underlying physical effects.

The first week of the exhibition saw over 5000 visitors not only from Vilnius, but also from abroad. Numerous groups of schoolchildren from different Lithuanian towns and villages also arrived to enjoy the performance of light.

A spectacular and the biggest to date exhibition "Light in Light", dedicated to science and art, is open to visitors every day till the 1st of December in Vilnius Railway Station.




Lithuanian daily "15 min". Internet portal
November 12, 2007

Ode to Light

In weekend the destiny brought me to Vilnius, full of numerous events dedicated to light. The Light Festival settled down in 17 places of the city. I was not able to see all of them both due to the lack of time and to long queues strung out at entrances, but I am happy for having been able to get at least into one of the events. This was a strange exhibition "Light in Light" set up in Vilnius Railway Station.

"The cosmos", this is how the exhibition was described by my friends who came to see it with me. To tell the truth, there were lots of things that I couldn't understand, because of the lack of my knowledge of physics. However, I remained impressed by the things that I saw.

The authors of the exhibition, professor Paolo Di Trapani & Co., said that "Light in Light" was a new insight into science and scientific research. Spectacular and unusual optical natural phenomena, such as blue shadows in the sunset or dark sky under the rainbow, are imitated in six rooms, fit out over the passengers' hall of the Railway Station. A guide, accompanying visitors through the "rooms", revealed the relation between art and nature, reminded us of simple, but already forgotten truths of physics about "wonders" of nature, such as, for example, the rainbow or a bi-chromatic nature of the sunlight.

I know that just at the beginning of the trip through the rooms, many of us will start thinking, "what the hell has brought me to this dungeon", but at the end he will be happy for having "resisted" it. Because it is really worthwhile to see what the famous Italian scientist and people keen on his ideas have created, even if you didn't have the highest mark in physics at school.