Lux Festival

Light and Video Designers are invited to compete in Tupac Martir’s Lux Festival

Lux Festival
January 4-8, 2017  
Cartagena, Colombia

Tupac Martir and USITT are joining together to support up to four emerging and professional artists to create a video art piece on a canvas of a historical building in Cartagena, Colombia.

  • One Grand Prize Winner in each category will attend the festival (airfare and accomidations provided by USITT)
  • Categories are Professional & Student/Early Career
  • Several other submissions will also be displayed at the festival

We are happy to offer our members the chance to show their work on the international stage and to work with someone like Tupac. Cartagena is one of the great cities of Colombia and the architecture of the old city will blend perfectly with the video mapping technology so that two worlds of art combine for something astounding

Professional Category Building:
Church of San Pedro built in 1580
Student/Early Career Category Building:
Church of Santo Domingo built in 1700
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Submission Requirements:

  • Deadline: November 21, 2016
  • Only USITT members can submit
  • 3-5 minute video 1920x1080 HD (to be projected on assigned building)
  • Submissions can have music but this is not required
  • Submissions can be a team of two

About the Lux Festival:

Lux Festival will feature designs from some of the most imaginative international theatre, concert touring, and event lighting and video artists the world has to offer. Curated by Tupac, his mission is to deliver a diverse and inventive array of installations, exhibitions, and mini events that transform the town and encourage the public to look at light for art’s sake. Equally, each of the exhibits and installations will be created and delivered by a distinct and valued array of artists, designers, and inventors from a variety of design disciplines. 

International lighting designers that have already expressed an interest include: Oli Metcalfe, Andi Watson, Paule Constable, Coco lab, Bauloi and Greg Bath, UK DOP for commercials, Gideon Cardell, Montreal, LRV Light Rhythm Visuals, and Luigi Mariano.

The Festival will happen between 4th-8th January and is sandwiched between the large scale EDM Festival Storyland and The Hay Festival. The main focus of the action will be concentrated in the square mile of the Old Town of Cartagena, with lighting installations positioned in key places of interest inside the old city walls including: seven huge cranes at the docks, the castle, the university, an art gallery, a central square, and in and around the intimate streets of the old town. Visitors are expected to travel the entire route in two – two and a half hours.

About Tupac Martir:

Tupac Martir is a true polymath, operating at the vanguard of creative technology. As head of Sartore Studios, Tupac spreads his talents across an array of disciplines, with light being central to his practice. With a focus on human interaction, he shuns the limitations of traditional formats and instead creates using an eclectic palette, where each medium or discipline is just another canvas on which to visualise his ideas.

Approaching each project as an artwork – Tupac uses many of the techniques he learned while training in fine art and today straddles the worlds of lighting, art, technology, performance, fashion, dance, and music.