Shine, Riga! 2013


During the festival of light ‘Shine, Riga!’ 100 objects are designed to light up to be viewed up close, from afar and as part of the cityscape. The facades, bridges, monuments and parks of Riga become the objects of the art of light installation and light and video technology, often complemented by theatrical elements. The viewers of ‘Shine, Riga!’ – already the sixth such festival in the capital – are more than just observers, becoming participants of the processes of playing with light as active involvement of the public is frequently pre-requisite of the realization of the festival projects.

Thematic division: Riga Carnival

Begins : 14.11.2013 22:00

Ends: 17.11.2013 22:00


  • Riga cityscape

Form of event:

  • Festival
  • Object in the city environment

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Participation of the public
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

During the Festival of Light, the European Capital of Culture will experience positive “force majeure”. “Staro Rīga”, which used to be an event of light, videos, and installations, will be different this year, becoming a platform for international and national multimedia light and technology art projects. The main exhibits at the festival will be video installations that have won international acclaim or were created specifically for the festival, as well as projections, mapping and light installations. “Staro Rīga 2014” will co-operate with the world’s greatest festivals of light and be involved in artist mobility programmes, making Riga a world of colourful lights and video installations during the dark November days.

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