About the Festival
Light Art Grindelwald 7th until 16th October 2022
During 10 days the light installations can be admired from 7pm to 10pm.
National and international light artists exhibit their works of art in the public space in the village center of Grindelwald. Light Art Grindelwald puts the artists and their works of art in the center, which allows an undisturbed art experience. The public does not have to pay an entrance fee, is free to move around and can engage with the light art works on their own initiative. Viewers are no longer just standing in front of a work - but often in the middle of it. And this in front of the impressive backdrop of the Eiger North Face.
How to get to Grindelwald
By public transport
From Interlaken Ost station you can reach Grindelwald directly without changing trains with the Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB).The blue-yellow train has to be entered on the rear part of the platforms in Interlaken, as the train divides into Zweilütschinen.The journey takes 33 minutes.
From Interlaken follow the main road in the direction of Zweilütschinen. There you turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and is partly winding.
There are two public parking garages: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces). Alternatively you can use the car park at Grindelwald Grund.
The Light Art Grindelwald is a free offer
With the theme «Orientation - Disorientation - Reorientation» we would like to encourage people to question where they are headed. Sometimes it takes disorientation to find a new orientation.
Licht deals with the connection between work and perception in a special way. Contemporary artists create aesthetic, seemingly empty spaces of light, whose physical perception is an essential part of these works of art. In the 1960s in particular, the genre, which is now generally referred to as Light Art, developed extensively with Concept Art and technological advances. Many of the artists* who work with physical light, such as James Turrell, Dan Flavin, Mary Corse and Olafur Eliasson, refer or have referred to perception as a co-creative and co-constituting process of each artwork.
Light art needs electricity. However, it is important for us to emphasize that the power consumption at Light Art Grindelwald remains within a narrow range. Through new technologies, such as the use of LED, the power consumption can be kept very low. In addition, we do not use any other extraordinary lighting besides the 8 art installations. The power consumption would be higher if the visitors would spend the evening at home. Therefore: "Come to Light Art in Grindelwald and save electricity!