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Light art project for the Eurovision Song Contest

01 May 2014 at 19:33 CEST

The light art project of Jesper Kongshaug is called "skyLINE", the main idea of which is to create special light effects on different buildings at Copenhagen Harbour. The lighting of architectural landmarks at it will create a connection between the Eurovision Island (Refshaleøen) and the rest of Copenhagen.

Thus, citizens and guests who come to the Danish capital will be provided with a new and special view: the walls of the whole official Eurovision venue will be lit by lights telling a magical story of Copenhagen architectural skyline. First photos will be available on the 5th of May.

The Danish Minister for Culture, Marianne Jelved, says: "Jesper Kongshaug’s light installation will give both Danish and international guests an opportunity to experience a sophisticated art project that connects Europe to the rest of Copenhagen’s beautiful and fascinating skyline. Thus, the architecture of Copenhagen – and Europe – will help in a dual sense to create value and a framework for the Eurovision Song Contest."

One of the projct's part is is an elaborating, narrative laser show that displays Copenhagen’s architectural skyline in a long, running line, binding it together with major European architectural landmarks. Eurovision Island and various buildings along the old harbor (Nyhavn) will get this special shine during two Semi-Finals and Grand Final. The boat tour to Eurovision Island will also be eliminated.