Winter Solstice Call. Argi-interbentzioak = Winter Solstice Call. Intervenciones lumínicas = Winter Solstice Call. Light interventions = Winter Solstice Call. Interventions d'éclairage
December 18: march of candles to celebrate the darkest stage of the year
Our forefathers have celebrated for centuries the winter solstice. At a time when artificial light was very little or no light, the winter nights were very dark, and the inhabitants longed for the sunny days that made everyday easier. In this act, instead of highlighting the light, the darkness was highlighted. Carrying candles made from recycled material was made a small march through the promenade of Ondarreta, after turning off the lampposts.
December 22: horizontal plane sculpture formed by more than a thousand candles as a model of sustainable lighting Several students from schools in Donostia formed a large sculpture with more than a thousand boats of light in Plaza del Segundo Centenario of Paseo de la Concha. The candles created a dim light that allowed to enjoy a new way of appreciating the bay. This symbolic act provided an opportunity to reflect on the power of light to beautify the surroundings.
January 7: guerrilla light to create new festive spaces altogether By carrying high-powered torches, a group of volunteers of 30 people practiced guerrilla lighting in several spaces of La Parte Vieja, Alderdi Eder and the City Hall in order to change the appearance of these. This act demonstrated the power of citizens and citizens to change the public space, since the intervention of volunteers was indispensable. The young people of the Center and the students of the Higher Technical School of the University of the Basque Country were the ones in charge of the preliminary design of the scenes of light.