Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival

EN: Christmas is one of the holidays I would like to keep until the spring arrives, and nature is back to life. I believe that Christmas lights and decorations make streets and houses to look more beautiful, cozier, and make people feel happier! Winter Lights Festival was a great opportunity to keep the spirit!

I just discovered this, but it is the sixth year of the Winter Lights Festival. From 16th till 25th of January and free admission, there are 26th installations to admire across the Canary Wharf neighbourhood.

RO: Craciunul este una din sarbatorile care mi-as dori sa tina pana primavara se asterne si natura isi revine la viata. Cred ca decoratiunile si luminile de Craciun fac strazile si casele sa arate mai frumoase, mai primitoare si tot odata fac oamenii mai veseli. Winter Lights Festival a fost o oportunitate minunata sa mentin spiritul Craciunului.

Deabia am descoperit Winter Lights Festival, insa se afla la a sasea editie. Din 16 pana pe 25 ianuarie si intrare gratis sunt 26 de instalatii de admirat de-a lungul cartierului Canary Wharf.

EN: An innovative showcase of LED and neon installations of artists from around the globe was worthy, especially on a cold night of London. I was pleased to see that this festival took out of their houses lots of people, from kids to seniors, who appreciate art in all forms. I also had to mention that in the area, there were lots of food trucks if you will need a snack and a variety of pubs, restaurants that look great, so I will visit Canary Wharf with different occasions to try some bites. By the way, with all the skyscrapers surrounding, I almost forgot that I am in London, and I had the feeling I am in Chicago, New York, or why not Toronto.

RO: Un spectacol inovativ de LED- URI si instalatii cu neon al artistilor de pe intreg globul a fost bine meritat, in special pe o vreme rece in Londra. Am fost bucuroasa sa vad ca acest festival a scos din case de la copii la oameni in varsta care apreciaza arta in toate formele sale. E bine de stiut ca in zona festivalului se aflau numeroase rulote cu mancare daca doreai o gustare si o varietate de puburi, restaurante care aratau minunat, deci cu siguranta o sa mai vizitez Canary Wharf cu o ocazie diferita. Cu totate cladirile “zgarie nori” din jur aproape ca uiti ca esti in Londra si iti ofera un sentiment ca esti intr-un oras ca Chicago, New York sau de ce nu, Toronto.

EN: OK, let’s start this journey into the lights festival. I will create my top of preferences, and I hope I won’t bother any artists with that. I will start with my favorites:

RO: OK, sa incepem calatoria in acest festival al luminilor. Am sa creez propriul meu clasament al instalatiilor si sper ca acest top sa nu deranjeze nici unul dintre artisti. O sa incep cu favoritele mele:

  1. Bit. fall by Julius Poop, Germany. This exhibit, in my opinion, is an engineering piece of art where the speed of waterdrops is creating words. That also represents the speed of information that we receive every minute day by day.

RO: Aceast exponat, dupa parerea mea, este o piesa de arta inginereasca prin care viteza stropilor de apa in cadere creaza cuvinte. Acest lucru totodata simbolizeaza viteza cu care primim informatii in fiecare minunt, zi de zi.

  1. Liquid Sound by Entertainment Effects, UK. This kind of art is not very unique, because I had the chance to see this type of fountain with music and lights in Barcelona and Las Vegas, but we have to admit that this mix of colors, water, and music is still a wonderful show to enjoy for everyone.

RO: Acesta piesa de arta nu e ceva unic, deoarece am avut sansa sa vad acest tip de fantana cu joc de muzica si lumini in Barcelona si Las Vegas, dar trebuie sa recunoastem ca acest mix de muzica, culoare si joc al apei este in continuare un spectacol minunat de vazut si de apreciat.

  1. Affinity by Amigo & Amigo and S1T2, Australia. This installation is an interactive sculpture that changes its colors when the globe is touch, represents the complexity and connectivity of the human brain.

RO: Acesta instalatie este una interactiva, in care culoare se schimba daca cineva atinge globul, ceea ce reprezinta complexitatea si conexiunea creierului uman.

  1. Absorbed by the light by Gali May Lucas, UK. Unfortunately, this piece of art shows our day by day reality, and to be honest, I miss those times when we use to talk more and had less technology

RO: Din pacate, aceasta opera de arta reprezinta realitatea nostra de zi cu zi si sa fiu sincera imi este dor de vremea cand obisnuiam sa vorbim mai mult si aveam mai putina tehnologie.

  1. Mountain of light by Angus Muir Design, New Zealand. A four meters tall mountain of lights with an amazing light effect mashing up into bright colors is a great installation too.

RO: Un munte de lumina inalt de 4 de metri cu un joc minunat de a mixa aceste culori stralucitoare, este o instalatie minunata de asemenea.

  1. Sasha trees by Adam DecoLight, Estonia. This installation is the one that makes you feel Christmas is still here, and probably one of the most colourful spots of the festival.

RO: Acesta instalatie este una care te face sa crezi ca inca mai este Craciun si probabil unul din cele mai colorate locuri ale festivalului.

  1. Shish- ka- buoy by Angus Muir Design, New Zealand. A fun, colorful installation! / O instalatie amuzanta si colorata!
  1. Mi-e dor de Tine by Daisler Association, Romania. Proud to see that Romanian art is appreciated across their borders and how a simple expression in our language means a lot, and can’t be 100% translated. The closest translation of this art is “I miss you.

RO: Mandra sa vad ca si arata din Romania este apreciata peste hotare si cum o expresie asa simpla din limba noastra inseamana asa mult si nu poate fi 100% tradusa.

  1. The Clew by Ottotto Cubitt Steps, Portugal. A simple piece with 100 circles of red lights adds color to the Cubitt Steps Bridge.

RO: O piesa simpla formata din 100 de cercuri de lumina rosie dau o pata de culoare podului Cubitt Steps.

  1. Squiggle by Angus Muir Design, New Zealand. This piece of art is showing us the multicultural society we live in.

Ro: Aceasta piesa de arta ne arata societatea multiculturala in care traim.

  1. Neon Tree by Hawthorn and The Bra Tree , UK. This tree decorated with bras is an amazing idea to help raise funds for research Breast Cancer Now charity.

Ro: Acest copac decorat cu sutiene este o idee minunata care ajuta la strangerea de foduri pentru combaterea cancerului la sani.

  1. Lightbench by LBO LIGHTBANK, Germany.
  1. Stratum by Studio Chevalvert , France
  1. Ditto by Ithaca Studio, UK.
  1. Pool of Light.
  1. Time & tide by Paul & Pute, UK & Thailand.

17. Bits by Parker Heyl, USA.

  1. Chromatic Play by Tine Bech Studio, Denmark.
  1. Sky on Earth by Uaii Studio, Czech Republic.

EN: If you like more information about the festival, and to see the installations I missed, I leave here the official site: https://canarywharf.com/arts-events/events/winter-lights-jan-2020/.

RO: Daca vreti mai multe informatii despre festival si sa vedeti instalatiile care le-am ratat las aici site-ul oficial: https://canarywharf.com/arts-events/events/winter-lights-jan-2020/.

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