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Lluèrnia

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  • Date

    From 10 to 12 of November of 2022

  • Location

    Olot

The festival of fire and light.

From November 10 to 12, Lluèrnia will be celebrated, the Festival of Fire and Light in Olot, which will return to its usual format after two editions fully affected by the pandemic.

One of the spirit of the Festival is to help the citizens of Olot rediscover new spaces and itineraries. It is for this reason that in this year's edition of Lluèrnia, after exploring the banks of the Fluvià river or other places in the city, it proposes an itinerary that will turn the neighborhood of Sant Miquel and its surroundings into the center of the festival.

 

FIRE, LIGHT AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SANT MIQUEL AS PROTAGONISTS

 

Lluèrnia is a street festival that recommends new looks in the everyday space. From fire and light, new forms are explored to generate atmospheres, to evoke magic, to generate new landscapes during the days of the festival. Lluèrnia is an urban laboratory that will continue to explore new landscape spaces in the urban space without concentrating all proposals in the center of the city. Taking advantage of neighborhoods not frequented by cultural initiatives to program some of the facilities and activities, must allow them to be visualized and appreciated as elements of our citizen landscape.

The will of Lluèrnia is to promote the neighborhood of Sant Miquel which, as a result of the urban expansion of the city towards other sectors, has blurred its important role as an entrance to the city coming from Girona, but has maintained the its popular and welcoming character. Lluèrnia will also place part of its activities in the center of Olot, either with previous actions or with installations located in the Hospice or in the Plaça Major, the starting point of the route, a route that will end in the square de Sant Miquel, where the final show would take place.

 

MORE THAN THIRTY PROJECTS PRESENTED AT THE ART CALL

 

The artistic call, which opened on April 5 and closed on May 22, received more than thirty proposals. The festival's organizing committee chose four, a rather difficult task thanks to the high level of the artistic installations presented this year. However, one of them, La flama que maig s'apaga, an installation paying tribute to the architect Maria Danés Figueras, who died in February of this year, was left out of the selection and the commission decided to include it directly in the Lluèrnia 2022 programme. This installation will mark the beginning of the Lluèrnia 2022 route, located in the Plaça Major d'Olot. These five projects will join twenty more that will form part of the circuit proposed by the Lluèrnia 2022 festival.

 

THE COLLABORATION OF GARROTXIN SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTES AND THE ASSOCIATION FABRIC OF OLOT

 

Once again, Lluèrnia will have the collaboration of the schools and institutes of La Garrotxa, which will present proposals based on a tribute to the Olot artist Leonci Quera, with a work linked to the neighborhood of Sant Miquel and the construction of a sequence of a zoetrope.

With regard to the associative fabric of Olot, Lluèrnia continues with the initiative of proposing a common theme that allows the development of a series of facilities located in the cross streets between Plaça Major and Plaça Verge del Carme.

The Teatre Principal will also contribute to Lluèrnia 2022, with the show Orpheus, by the company Insectotrópics, which combines performance, live art and concert. The work is scheduled for November 10 and 11.

Collaboration with other entities that present facilities or activities takes the form of proposals for co-production, exchange or direct incorporation. These entities are: AOAPIX, Binari, EASD Olot, Pim Pam Pum Foc!, and the Transversal Network.

 

JOSEP FERRANDO, "HORTOLÀ DE LA LUM" 2022

 

The Hort de la Llum is one of the star installations of the Lluèrnia festival. This year, the Hortolà de la Llum 2022 will be the architect Josep Ferrando. Ferrando is dean of the Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de la Salle (ETSALS) and director of the Open Center of Architecture in Barcelona and the Department of Culture of the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).

The Hort de la Llum installation will be located in the craters of Mas Bufador Vell, at the foot of the Garrinada volcano.

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