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Amsterdam Light Festival 2022. Photographer: Janus van den Eijnden

Roeterseilandcampus once again bathed in light during the Amsterdam Light Festival 2022

Published on 21-12-2022
For the 11th time, the city of Amsterdam will be illuminated during the winter months by the Amsterdam Light Festival. Since 2019, the festival's route has led visitors past the UvA campus. This year, there are 3 works of light art on display on or around the Roeterseiland Campus. The art can be visited every evening between 17:00 and 23:00 until 22 January 2023.
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Looking at the world in a different way

A luminous ladder has been mounted on the chimney of the J/K building. This artwork is called 'Scala a pioli' (Ladder) and was made by Massimo Uberti. A large beam of light shines on the water of the Plantage Muidergracht. Gabriel Lester designed this artwork, which is called 'Hole in the sky'. And from the quay next to the Amsterdam Business School, you can admire the artwork 'Particle Matters' by Jason Krugmen. These little balls of light almost seem to float above the water.

This year's theme is 'Imagine Beyond'. Because of the coronavirus crisis, the festival organisers were reflecting on the world around us and how ephemeral it is. 'It is precisely then, when everything around us is changing and nothing seems obvious anymore, that we need the power of imagination,' they write on the website. These works of art challenge you to look at the world in a different way.

The light art on Roeterseiland Campus was placed with the support of several UvA faculties and with the help of the Facility Services unit.

Amsterdam Light Festival tour 

You can take the tour on foot or in a tour boat. For more information, visit the website of the Amsterdam Light FestivalExternal link.