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Floating presenses by luzinterruptus

In July luzinterruptus took part in Rizoma Film Festival in Molinicos, a small village in the province of Albacete, famous for the shooting of a film 22 years ago: the mythical Spanish film called Amanece que no es poco.There in this town in the eastern mountains of La Mancha, they set themselves to the task of leaving an army of lit beings, which could have formed part of the surrealist atmosphere the film depicts, and they guarded the streams that flow through the town.

There in this town in the eastern mountains of La Mancha, they set othemselves to the task of leaving an army of lit beings, which could have formed part of the surrealist atmosphere the film depicts, and they guarded the streams that flow through the town.
 
80 lit presences populating the water, and observing with all attention what passed by them. All living in harmony among fish, ducks, children bathing and also neighbours.  The villagers came closer, first curious, and then when they were more used to the floating characters,  they wanted to assure themselves all was in perfect state.
 
Luzinterruptus` installation Floating Presenses achieved a lovely aim: making the less frequented lower part of the town the centre for neighbours to meet at least that week.
 
A week later the installation was dismantled and none of the lit beings was hurt or damaged. The river was left clean and unpolluted. A beautiful experience in a rural environment where we met interesting local people and enjoyed this great film and music festival with friends.

Time of installation: 24 hours |  Damages:  none  |  Exhibition time: 1 week.

Luzinterruptus, is an anonymous artistic group, who carries out urban interventions in public spaces. We use light as a raw material and the dark as our canvas.

The three members of the team come from different disciplines: art, lighting and photography and have wanted to apply our creativity in a common action, to leave lights throughout the city so that other people put them out.

They began to act on the streets of Madrid at the end of 2008 with had the simple idea of focusing people´s attention by using light on problems that we found in the city and that seem to go unnoticed to the authorities and citizens.

But everything that the artists do does not have a subversive aim. Sometimes they simply want to embellish, or to highlight anonymous places or corners that seem special or objects to which they think extraordinary artistic value, although they have been left on the streets for unknown seasons, with artistic intention, by anonymous people

And the artists carried out all this with the material that we know firsthand and inspires us most light. Besides providing a great visual impact, light allows them to make interventions in a smaller degree and greater in others. They avoid deteriorating urban furniture and leave room on the scene for other artists to work on or to the users of that common space, which is scarce in great cities.

Their interventions are extraordinarily short lived, they take less than one hour to disappear since our small luminous devices, make Madriliam wild cats desire strongly to gel their hands on them, quite to the contrary, they find interesting that somebody could interpret, that what we have left on the street, is a small present which they to find on their way.

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