The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic brought the lichtsicht 7 Projection Triennale to an abrupt end on 2 November 2020, just ten days into the event.
During the video vernissage, all speakers were confident that the outdoor art happening would be unaffected by the hard lockdown. But it was not to be.
In January 2021, there was cautious talk of the prospect of a complete repeat of the lichtsicht 7 Projection Triennale in autumn 2021. The organiser has now decided in its favour.
“I am delighted with the landmark decision of the shareholders‘ meeting – it literally represents a bright spot in these difficult times,” stated the mayor Klaus Rehkämper, commenting on the decision to repeat lichtsicht 7.
The “world-standard event”, as the seventh edition was dubbed in the media art press, is to become a magnet for visitors again from 22 October 2021 through to 20 February 2022. The past months have shown just how much creative artists and culture aficionados have sorely missed this valuable aspect of life. lichtsicht 7 will play an important role and help close this gap. Artists of international fame such as Jeffrey Shaw and Julius von Bismarck share the stage with representatives of the new generation, showcasing their works of art on the 10,000 square metre screen of the graduation towers and in the spa garden area.
The decision was based on the latest incidence figures. The unpredictable virus and its mutants must continue to be the focus of all considerations.