NYF Dublin is the new 3-day citywide festival of Arts, Culture and Live Entertainment. The highlight of the event is Luminosity. Some of Dublin’s iconic locations are set to light up for the holidays, namely Dublin Castle, Wolfe Tone Square and Trinity College.
NYF Dublin and Luminosity will animate some of the city’s most iconic architecture and urban landscapes with specially commissioned light and illumination sculptures created with award winning audio visual artists AVTEK.
Trinity College will come alive with a processional installation taking you on a journey through ancient and contemporary Irish iconography in 3D.
‘The Record Tower (the sole surviving tower of the medieval castle dating from c.1228) in Dublin Castle’s lower courtyard, will become a canvas, animated each day by a myriad of fairytale characters and landscapes. The interactive installation allows the audience to become the story teller, allowing children to create their very own ‘Fairytale at the Castle’ from a menu of well known fairytale scenarios.
The sounds of the city, its voices and character draw you into an immersive sound and light installation at Wolfe Tone Square. The Urban Voices is a responsive, original work from a collaborative sound and visual team celebrating the acoustic environment of the city which, mixed together with visual projected graphics, will form an immersive environment based around the AXA building on Wolf Tone Square. The project will, over a 6 min loop, celebrate this acoustic ecology and visualize it through sound activated graphics. The viewer will be treated to a unique soundscape designed musically around the sounds of the city that they interact with everyday through speech, Luas trams, cars, mobile phones, ducks, bicycle bells, sellers on Moore St, footsteps…… creating a uniquely Dublin, Urban Soundscape.
Events include Three Countdown Concert, Procession of Light, Luminosity, NYF Food Village, NYFMusic Trail, Love Dublin to Resolution Day. Luminosity takes place from 5pm to midnight over 3 days from 30 December 2014 to 01 January 2015.