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9 photos of Vancouver's West End light show

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 14, 2016 11:30 pm 1,694

If you think the Griswolds went overboard with their Christmas lights – you obviously haven’t seen Lumiere.

On December 3, Vancouver’s West End lit up for its annual evening of artistic expression, community involvement, and fantastic lighting displays.

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Luna the Lumiere Whale/Alison Boulier

This year’s event saw the return of Luna the Lumiere Whale, an exhibit put on by the Austrian company MK Illumination. The whale contained more than 6,000 LED bulbs and uses less energy than your average refrigerator.

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Hfour/Alison Boulier

Other artists included Hfour Studios, whose interactive light board was showcased in the Jim Deva plaza.

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Hfour/Alison Boulier

In the past, Hfour has done work for VanDusen Gardens and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, as well as put together an interactive bike lane in False Creek called IllumiLane.

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Hfour/Alison Boulier

The Jim Deva plaza was also home to work by Erdem Taşdelen and Tangible Interaction.

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Erdem Taşdelen/Alison Boulier

Taşdelen’s “Postures in Protest” featured six double-sided light box signs, that described how people stage protests in popular uprisings. The piece honours his advocacy for LGBTQ2+ rights.

“SHINE WITH PRIDE” was Tangible Interaction’s installation, which also reflected the West End’s LGBTQ2+ heritage. The more people participated with the exhibit, the more elaborate the illumination became.

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IESBC/Alison Boulier

Lumiere also featured a light exhibit by the Illuminating Engineering Society BC in the Davie Community Garden.

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Radiant Heat/Alison Boulier

Local DJ Grayson Repp kept the event lively at Jim Deva Plaza, and the fire performance troop Radiant Heat was featured at Morton Park.

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Lumiere/Alison Boulier

The light installations from the event will stay up throughout the winter at both Morton Park and the Jim Deva plaza.

For more information, check out Lumiere. You can stay in the know via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Tangible Interaction/Alison Boulier

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Lumiere


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