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Misty Lanterns

For the second Amsterdam Light Festival, Toer developed a new installation: Misty Lanterns.

All over Amsterdam you can find the Kroonlantaarn (Crown Lantern). A beautifully decorated lantern from the end of the 19th century, originally designed for a gas flame. For the Amsterdam Light Fesitval we revive the good old times of the lanterns. At the Grimburgwal, a little street at the edge of the red light district, four lanterns show us how peaceful and mysterious the light must have been experienced during La Belle Époque, a period in Europe characterized by optimism and peace.

An interview about the new work can be found here

first photo © Janus van den Eijnden