Interview with Daniel Tesař

Lighting design can be understood as a sort of carpentry   Daniel Tesař belongs among  the best Czech lighting designers and can be compared to his foreign colleagues, although he has not  studied this subject. Since 1999, he has been fully devoted to theatre and event lighting as a…

Angle of Light / Reflection of Light, Prague, 17. – 19. 10. 2014

Workshop of Institute of Lighting Design was led by Jan Beneš, the dancer is Anežka Kalivodová. 17. – 19. 10. 2014, Duncan Centre, Prague Lecturers: Vilém Černý, Jan Beneš   Foto: Natália Zajačiková

Signal festival, Prague, 16 — 19/10/2014

  The SIGNAL light festival is the most-visited cultural event in the Czech Republic. Its first edition attracted almost 250 000 visitors. 2014 edition took over the streets of Prague again in October of 2014. SIGNAL turned the public space of the Czech capital into a giant and shining gallery. The…

Festival of Lights, Berlin, Germany, 10.10 – 19.10. 2014

During the Festival of Lights in October, Berlin transforms itself into a city of lights: the Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower, the Berliner Dom Cathedral, the Funkturm Radio tower and many other buildings and squares will be dazzling with the colourful light projections each night. Numerous artists from home…

Lights in Alingsås, 26.9 -2.10. 2014

  It started in 1999 when students from HDK, Jönköping University and Gothenburg University gathered in Alingsås to experiment with different lighting designs for public buildings. The following year, the municipality entered into agreements with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association – PLDA, who have brought the international world of…

Workplace Safety, Sources of Light, 19. – 21.9.2014, Jičín

  First of the continuous workshops was held in beautiful surroundings of Wallenstein’s Loggia over three days. There took place festival “Malá inventura”, so our students illuminated the Loggia for evening performance. 19. – 21.9.2014 Wallenstein’s Loggia, Jičín Lecturers: Jan Dörner, František Fabián Photo: ISD

Lumina, Cascais, 12-14. 12. 2014

Workshop Antena, Žilina, 5. – 7. 9. 2014

This workshops that was organized within the School of Lighting Design was focused on working with light in the gallery and museums and led by ligting designer Isabel Nielen. Light in exhibitions is an extensive and complex issue where all the principles of lighting and lighting design meet. The…

Light installation for Prague Pride, 11. – 17.8. 2014

Light installation for Prague Pride 2014. Gloriette of US Embassy Prague in colors of Prague Pride flag. PHOTO: Tarek AbuSham

Light guerilla, intervention to the public space, Žilina, 22. – 26. 7. 2014

Lecturers were Patrik Sedlák (SK) a Tomáš Morávek (CZ).  The focus of the workshop was concentrated on what precedes every technical implementation, planning, inspections and technical and production preparation, visualizations and timetable. The program continued with a joint creative implementation of  intervention in the public space in the neighborhood…

Luca Pulvirenti: Video Mapping, Žilina, 20. – 25. 7. 2013

Video projection with mapping is a relatively new projection technique that can turn almost any surface into a dynamic display that provides a breathtaking  experience to a viewer. The basis of the workshop was to explore the “space and time” with the help of a new range of possibilities…

Mapping festival, Geneva, 22.5 – 1.6. 2014


Luminale, 30.3.-4.4. 2014, Frankfurt

The seventh edition of the ‘Biennale of Lighting Culture’ set a new attendance record with around 240,000 people viewing the sculptures, installations and demonstrations by artists, architects and designers from more than 12 countries at around 180 locations such as factories, parks, churches, museums, squares, bridges, stations and universities….

live video in Resolume, Prague, 21. – 23.3. 2014

21. – 23.3.2014 Studio Řetízek, Řetězová 223/5, Prague Lecturer: Jakub Aeldryn (Lunchmeat) Workshop with the topic “live video in Resolume” was focused on creation of a visual content, basics of mapping, MIDI controlling, connection with sound and live work with video.

Interview with Ben Ratcliffe

Ben Ratcliffe is an experienced teacher, tutor and lecturer. His field is lighting design, which he has studied and taught for over 20 years. During his work on setting up a Theatre Co-operative and being the director of a Youth Theatre, he explored the process of creativity within an…

Sound / Sound design / Sound handling, Prague, 21.-23.2. 2014

21.-23.2.2014Studio Truhlárna, Prague Lecturers: Tomáš Procházka, Ondřej DědečekThe first workshop of the second semester was mainly focused on Ableton Live: recording – music from nowhere, soundscapes, fast creation of audio performance, real-time sampling, effects and their potential with Tomáš Procházka and the realization of more complex sound productions with…

History of lighting, baroque theatre, Český Krumlov, 24.- 25.1. 2014

On friday, the workshop was focused on history of theatre space with Jana Návratová and on saturday, we made a trip to unique Baroque Theatre in Český Krumlov. There we had a presentation of the theatre by PhDr. Pavel Slavko.

Lux, Helsinky, 4- 8. 1. 2014

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Festival of Lights, Lyon, 2013

Fête des Lumières Photo by Ahndee, source:  

Light – Action, Prague, 29.11.-1.12.2013

The Duncan Centre Conservatory, PragueLecturer: Svante Grogarn (SWE)The workshop focused on context of lights and action on stage – concept lighting solution for live improvisation and lighting, relationship between operator and performer, their “connection”, sensitive interaction and dynamics of movement principles to light changes or vice versa.29.11.-1.12.2013 Foto Marie…