The Award Llum BCN 2017 that gives the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (Barcelona’s Institute of Culture) to the best of the light installations created by art, design, light and architecture schools of the city within the framework of Santa Eulàlia’s Popular Festivities was for ‘Orbis’, created by students of the MEATS and the Degree in Design of ELISAVA.
The award was given this Sunday February 12th in an event that took place in Simon’s old factory, in Poblenou of Barcelona, an award ex aequo shared with the project ‘Clarobscur’, by International University of Catalonia.
The jury has highlighted about ‘Orbis’, located this past weekend at Picasso Museum, «that very well converses with the patio where is installed and gets impression and excitement». The jury was formed by Josep Maria Civit, director of photography, theater illuminator and guest artist of the festivities; Martín Azúa, designer and guest artist of Llum BCN; Faust Morales, multimedia artist; Eloi Maduell, visual artist of Playmodes Studio; Xevi Bayona, architect and curator of Olot’s Festival Lluèrnia, and Rafael Gallego, light designer and president of the Professional Association of Light Designers (APDI).
This has been the third edition of the Award Llum BCN, with which the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona gives acknowledge to the work and enthusiasm that the students of the city put in the light festival and in the Santa Eulàlia’s Popular Festivities, transforming and giving new meanings to the most symbolic patios and corners of Ciutat Vella.