Lichtspiel at Import Projects

Ended 2207 days ago

StartThursday, February 07
EndSunday, March 10
VenueImport Projects Gallery
Hours12:00 - 19:00
AddressKeithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin
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Lichtspiel, or Lightplay, is a light-based show by London-based multi-platform artists Kite & Laslett. The pair trained in architecture, sound and music, and now find speciality in creating “architectural interventions in the form of interactive installations”. The show runs from now until March 10th, see below for more information taken from the press release. In this show “light plays both a conceptual … more

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Ended 344 weeks ago

StartSaturday, August 25
Time17:00 - 22:00
AddressAuguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Facebook Mail Event

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