Residencies at Luz
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The Light of Alqueva
light design
residency#9
7-11 July 2014

The light (Luz) seems to gain multiple meanings in this place: the village and its history, the lake created, the dedicated museum, the sun, astronomy, and street lighting.
The town of Mourão has as an heritage one of the darker (unpolluted) skies of all surrounding region of Alqueva. Thus the night represents a knowledge opportunity and a factor of renewed spiritual, ecological and economic attraction.

During his residency, José Nuno Sampaio, a doctoral candidate at KTH Stockholm (Sweden), investigates the landscape and the 'Light/Luz' in the context of the evening, through lighting design and photography, a project culminating with a light installation in the landscape, next to the museum and the lake, with LED technology.

Partners: Dark Sky Alqueva, Think Light-Sweden