We’ve been really bad, we’ve been sitting on this amazing work for several months – we’re really sorry. Its been a bit of a manic period and we have neglected some of the Guerrilla posting…sorry. This is a really good post, written by Naama Steigman – one of the lead organisors – it seems like a great success with over 1500 people coming out to see them in action. At this point we’ll hand over to Naama…
For many years Ailon Gavish tried to create a public event about Architectural Lighting Design, it is not very easy to do so in Israel, but it happens that the city of Tel Aviv is celebrating 10 years to UNESCO declaration on Tel Aviv as a world heritage- White City of Tel-Aviv—the Modern Movement.
Collaborating with the City Hall of Tel Aviv and “Houses from within” – a yearly event about architecture, design and culture (See link- http://www.batim-il.org/DefaultEng.aspx?batim=),
Studio Twilight had the privilege to produce and design the first ”Guerrilla Lighting” event in Tel Aviv and Israel. Studio Twilight is an Architectural Lighting Design studio and Ailon Gavis who founded the studio is a professional lighting designer, member of the PLDA, who has worked in Europe and at the PLDA - www.studiotwilight.com
Guerrilla Lighting is about raising the awareness of the power of light, how better lighting can change our urban experience. The Guerrilla Lighting in TLV is connected to a universal movement of Guerrilla Lighting.
Guerrilla Lighting Tel Aviv, May 13 – photo by Omri Amsalem
The buildings we chose were historical buildings, lots of them were Bauhaus and some Eclectic and special style. We decided to make two events of Guerrilla Lighting, each one in a different area so in Bialik street we had Eclectic style buildings that were built in the 1920′s some of them are very special culturally- like the Old Tel Aviv City Hall (1925), the house of Israel’s national poet- Haim Nachman Bialik (1924)…
The second Guerrilla Lighting took place in Dizingoff square where all the buildings were Bauhaus built in the late 1930′s. It was very challenging to choose the buildings to light at the right location, considering capacity and security restrictions, we didn’t expect thousands of people… when we were planning this we tried to play with what we had which was a rare opportunity to make a statement and create a social – educational event in a big scale.
Check out the images from both sites in the gallery here and you can also see the video they made on YouTube here
The reactions were great, we know that light can be magic and we hope that this experience is a start of many more to come and that it will change people perception about the material called light.
(We hope so too Naama!)