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The route of lights


In addition to the mapping competitionm,   you can enjoy the most intense experience of the festival if you are touring all the stations of our 25-station downtown light boulevard, all the The Path of Light.

In this context, the popular buildings in Pécs receive stunning projected mapping designs, the well-known squares and the hidden corners of the city will be clad by exciting lighting installations. The mappings, screenings and light sculptures will be located in a larger area, with special venues that rarely disclose themselves even to locals. The Path of Light intertwining the whole downtown will animate a total of 12,000 square meters of projected surface.

Those who need more excitement and spectacle are glad to hear that this year's supply has been expanded. By purchasing an wristband of 1500 HUF, the Path of Light will guide the explorers for four days into the closed streets of the city and offer the most incredible lightworks.

The Path of Light conception by Péter Pusker 

You can see The Path of Light:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 21.30-01.00
Sunday: 21.30-00.00
Stations available at different times are marked with the relevant descriptions.

  • Barbakán


    Venue: Barbican


    Koszti Zsuzsó (Flux) & Katona Kati & Nagy Kála

    Technikai partner: Fényhangár

    Biophilium: In the Far East, faith has underpinned the extraordinary development of senses, so that one can live the fullest of life if he lets himself pass through the universal rhythm of nature and becomes one with trees, stones, and animals. The biophilium rewrite the patterns in the world. It shows an alternative visual ecosystem that brings visitors closer to the rhythm of different organisms who can thus look into the context of the natural order. The perceived order is expressed in perceivable structures with the peculiarities of harmony, rhythm and ratio.

  • Esze Tamás utca


    Venue: Esze Tamás Stree



    Geophilium: Colors and shapes are with us all of our lives. One can find inner peace easier when in harmony with the common phenomenon of colors and shapes. FényHangÁr's projected paintings attempt to illustrate the countless colors in our everyday lives, and the many shapes found in nature. FényHangÁr's projected paintings attempt to illustrate the countless colors in our everyday lives, and the many shapes found in nature. FényHangÁr does this through a fantastic controllable generated graphic that constantly maps the position and movement of hands, recognizes gestures, and shapes the projection according to that.


  • Szent István tér


    Venue: Szent István Square

    Fényliget / A Parkland of Light


    The metamorphosis of St. Istvan Square, the trees and the small roads transformation to a path leading to the fountain. You can walk into the pictures, and the newly renovated church repainted in the back. You will be involved in a play with space and perspective. The Organicon crew have dreamed of this project for long, but this is the first time they could realize the project, thanks to Zsolnay Light Festival.


  • Ókeresztény Mauzóleum (Szent István tér 12.)


    Venue: Early Christian Mausoleum (12 Szent István Square)

    Hullám 01 / Wave 01

    Viktor Vicsek / Limelight

    The piece is an inverted gazebo that provides visitors with an inner view instead of an external one. The light installation built inside the walls of the chapel of an Early Christian mausoleum is a structure of fluorescent tubes, which can be toured both outside and inside. It senses the presence of visitors, and changes its light and sound accordingly.

  • Pincerendszer – Littke Palace Látogatóközpont (Pezsgőház épülete)


    Venue: Network of Cellars – Littke Palace Visitor Center (The building of Pezsgőház restaurant)

    (12 Szent István Square)

    László Zsolt Bordos


    Technical partner: Christie Digital

    Collaborating partner: Littke Palace Látogatóközpont


    Attention: Due to the strong light and sound effects, we do not recommend it to sensitive visitors!

    Wristband is required!

    Opening hours: Thursday: 21.30–01.00, Friday, Saturday: 10.00–01.00, Sunday: 10.00–00.00


    SPIDRON MAPPING 2.0 - stereo 3d object mapping installation duration: 7 minutes (Loop) SPIDRON - stereo 3d object mapping installation 3d animation: László Zsolt Bordos Spidron System: Dániel Erdély Sound: Darko Kolar aka DEKODE Technical Partner: Christie Digital SPIDRON SYSTEM: The Spidron is a complex geometric shape invented by the Hungarian designer Dániel Erdély. Composed by two types of triangles alternating in a spiral fashion, the construction of triangles can be deformed and moved continuously in space. The Spidron was initially produced as a piece of homework for a theory of forms class taught by Ernő Rubik. An international research team led by Dániel Erdély, began work on the variations of the astonishing wealth of the Spidron family. The Spidron has been featured on the front page of the October 2006 edition of Science News, while the magazine Pour La Science published an article of several pages about it in May 2014. SPIDRON MAPPING: The installation of László Zsolt Bordos uses the Spidron shape for inspiration, exploring the visual possibilities of the geometric formation using the object mapping technique. The re-projection of virtual 3D animation onto the real 3 dimensional shape and the interplay that results from the combination of the two components, results in novel, often striking and perplexing visual experiences for the viewer. In order to enhance that experience further, Bordos also uses anaglyph stereoscopy. Anaglyph stereoscopy is a way of achieving a stereoscopic effect in a single image. If two images taken from slightly different angles are presented to the two eyes, a virtual sense of depth is created. “Viewers are unable to interpret their visual impressions using their accustomed methods; they are abandoned by their senses (because the projected image modifies the surface it is projected onto). The projection derails the viewers customary schemes of perception and observation and urges them to create a new process of interpretation. I am convinced that object and building mapping projections go a long way beyond the category of technical curiosities. It represents a new visual language that truly speaks to the people of today” – says Bordos.




  • Cella Septichora (Szent István tér)

    Színek folyama

    Venue: Cella Septichora (Szent István Square

    Színek folyama / The Flow of Colors

    Monochrome Clack

    Technical partner: Mogul Audio

    Wristband is required!

    The integration of art, technology, and science is a reflection of today's way of thinking. Shaping of new tools and interfaces provides new perspectives in such fields as science, art, as well as education and development. In our time, a dialog between art and science can be highly helpful in understanding and processing of the more and more rapidly, literally daily arising new information and challenges. The installation, on the one hand, wants to answer the question: what kind of new aesthetics can arise from up-to-date pairing of mathematics and visual arts? On the other: how do these new aesthetics impact - by means of their active participation - on users. The prospects of planned developments in the project depend on whether it finds sponsorship. The vision of the installation is the projection of such an inner spiritual state that facilitates observing the spirits of the soul and interpreting the stormy state of our inner being. Through colouring, this state remains, but it gains different interpretations. During the process, with the colour organ, observers are to change the quality of this state reproduced over and over again by the complex of the painting, the projected light and the mathematical algorithm altogether.


  • Csontváry Múzeummal szemben (Janus Pannonius u. 11.)


    Venue: Opposite Csontváry Museum (11 Janus Pannonius Street

    Pixel Beetle

    Glowing bulbs

    The Pixel Beetle sculpture by Glowing Bulbs introduced last year is found at a new location in a renewed form and expanded content as walking on inthe forest of visual stimuli. Pixel Beetle is a digital public statue, a totem animal for the Zsolnay Light Festival. It highlights the universalnature of light rising above the festival's visitors. During the day, the minimalist sculpture simply puts the room hosting it into a new perspective, but at night it transforms into huge rose chager that has been magnified to a thousandfold and illuminates its surroundings.

  • Méhkas Dia Projekt
    Káptalan utca

    Méhkas Dia Projekt

    Méhkas Dia Projekt

    Venue: Káptalan Street

    Beehive Slide Project


    Méhkasaula is a Székesfehérvár light painting team who, by means of analogue projections, can make transform and enchant a whole street by their extraordinary mappings. The overhead projector acts as a "mapping" brush, wrapping the space in colors, adapting to the particular location and forms. This year, they prepared their unique creations in the spirit of metamorphosis customized to the buildings of the Káptalan Street Museums.

  • Mapping Gaming
    Janus Pannonius Múzeum Igazgatóságának udvara (Káptalan u. 5.)

    Mapping Gaming: A flipper

    Mapping Gaming

    Venue: Yard of the Central Office of Janus Pannonius Museum (5 Káptalan street)

    Mapping Gaming

    FLxER Team

    Technical partner: Visual Europe Group

    Collaborating partner: Kitzinger Gábor (Kiégő Izzók)

    Wristband is required!


    Video Games + Mapping + Motion Capture + VJing

    Mapping gaming is an interactive video mapping installation where the audience or a tutor can play

    videogamesThe video game concerned interacts with the mapped structure, a building or an indoor surface.

    The first game is the pinball, but there will e a soap ball catcher and a car race, too.

  • Pixel-art
    Janus Pannonius Múzeum Igazgatóságának udvara (Káptalan u. 5.)



    Venue: Yard of the Central Office of Janus Pannonius Museum (5 Káptalan street)


    Zoltán Arany Gold

    Zoltán Arany Gold is a member of the Assotiation of Artists of Székesfehérvár and the Cultural Association of Méhkasula. He is a tattoo artist, a painter and a photographer who has been making short films and has been involved in the production of fine art installations for more than two decades. Pixel-art is an object made of plexiglass, whereby visitors can create structures in three-dimensional space themselves. In the light experience, the material's light transmittance dominates most, which is best enjoyed in the dark. The installation was created with the collaboration by Péter Kern.


    Wristband is required!

  • Koros Design - Virágom
    Janus Pannonius Múzeum Igazgatóságának udvara (Káptalan u. 5.)


    Koros Design - Virágom

    Venue: Yard of the Central Office of Janus Pannonius Museum (5 Káptalan street)

    Virágom / Floret

    Koros Design

    Light programme: Viktor Vicsek

    Wristband is required!


    “FLORET” is an inflatable interactive light installation. It is a blow up interpretation of the blossom opening of a flower. In the basic position all of the petals are closed, but when the visitors step over the designated area, the blossom burst into bloom. During the process the petals and the pointal are changing their colours and make an impressive play of light. Light programming: Viktor Vicsek


  • Luke Jerram - A Hold Múzeuma
    Északi Várfalsétány (bejárat: Martyn Ferenc Múzeum udvara – Káptalan u. 4.)

    A Hold Múzeuma

    Luke Jerram - A Hold Múzeuma


    Northern Walkway by the City Wall of Pécs (entrance: The yard of Martyn Ferenc Museum – 4 Káptalan Stree


    Museum of the Moon

    Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

    Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

    Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

    The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.

    Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.

    Museum of the Moon by artist Luke Jerram, co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.  These include: At-Bristol, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain DommelhofBrighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Without Walls, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Cork Midsummer Festival. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres


    Wristband is required!

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  • Janus Pannonius utca

    Habitatae – Fényszőnyeg

    Veue: Janus Pannonius Street

    Habitatae – A Carpet of Light

    Vince Varga

    Holographic flora, light-printed fauna: an impossible attempt to create a graphical substitution of disappearing or lost habitats around the globe in 4 scenes. Vince Varga is and audiovisual artist working fore theatres, creating contemporary and music scenes worldwide. Technical partner: Nightprojection

  • Dzsámi - Ferth Tímea
    Gázi Kászim pasa dzsámija (Széchenyi tér)

    A végtelenbe és tovább!

    Dzsámi - Ferth Tímea

    Venue: Mosque of Pasha Qasim (Széchenyi Square)

    To infinity and further on!

    Ferth Tímea

    To infinity and further on! Tímea Ferth a disheveled graphic designer from Baja,living and working in Budapest, brings the technique of sand art to a brand new level. Using digital devices, she draws live and moves the southeastern facade of the mosque. The image spontaneously moves, changing constantly, so it is somethimes the background of a performance, while at othoer occasions it is the love child of free-soaring fantasy and the building's architectural features.

    Technical partners: Visual Europe Group, Night Projection


  • HEXA
    Nádor Gallery (Széchenyi Square 15.)

    HEXA – A térbe zárt fény


    Nádor Gallery (Széchenyi square 15.)

    HEXA – A térbe zárt fény

    Healium Decoration

    Technical partners: Harman Professional Ltd.


    Wristband is required!

    Since the foundation, our main goal was always to show how light, space and spectator are connected in an organic manner. The interactive installation, we've created for the Light Festival tries to grab one of the infinite options, where You – the spectator – will be the spirit, the engine of the creation. The system that drives almost 2000 light globes and 16 intelligent light sources together is our own in-house developed software, Lightformer

  • Moirée
    Nádor Gallery (Széchenyi Square 15.)



    Nádor Gallery (Széchenyi Square 15.)


    Krisztián Ádám – Balázs Balogh 

    Technical partner: Visual Europe Group

    Collaborating partner: Let it Be! art agency


    Wristband is required!

    Sometimes you just can’t believe your eyes. Stripes could turn into waves and instead of straight lines we see different silhouettes for a moment. But are they really mirages or just optical illusions? You can experience moire phenomenon’s effects almost every day. It's in the shadows of curtains and on TV screens. And it can be in the reflection of metal surfaces and light rays. Krisztián Ádám jewellery designer’s and Balázs Balogh (studio That’s it) media designer’s common project focuses on light space segments which can appear in projected visual compositions and on jewelleries surfaces.

  • Mengyán - Fényutazás
    Pécsi Gallery (Széchenyi Square 10.)

    A Light tour

    Mengyán - Fényutazás

    Pécsi Gallery (Széchenyi square 10.)

    A Light tour

    An exhibition by András Mengyán, artist

    Light as a medium appears in a variety of ways In the works of world-famous artist-designer András Mengyán. He worked with such prestigious predecessors, as György Kepes, one of the most prominent representatives of the genre. This collaboration has deeply inspired his later art, in the visual-centered approach of geometric shapes and landscapes, utilizing various tools of modern techniques.

    The works on the exhibition deal with the handling and shaping of light as a material, offering new opportunities for visual genres.


    Wristband is required!

    Opening hours: Thursday: 21.30–01.00, Friday, Saturday: 10.00–01.00, Sunday: 10.00–00.00

  • Koros Design - Foton
    Széchenyi Square


    Koros Design - Foton

    Venue: Széchenyi square


    Koros Design

    According to the modern theory of photon, light can be defines not only as waves but also as particles. Light has been researched during the history of humanity, although science does not give any definite answer to the question how the light looks like. The artwork PHOTON visualizes the elemental particle of light through a tensegrity form. It is a visionary element with floating structure similar to undefinable light. The architecture becomes more impressive through the light programming, which is made of the artist Viktor Vicsek. Special thanks to Paolo Cignoni and Nico Pietroni

  • Porszász Áron - Camera Obscura
    House of Art and Literature

    Camera Obscura Visual Sculpture

    Porszász Áron - Camera Obscura

    House of Art and Literature

    Camera Obscura Visual Sculpture

    Áron Pórszász


    Wristband is required!

    Opening hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00–20.00


    Experience the room-size camera obscura at  Zsolnay Light Festival in the House of Arts and Literature at Széchenyi Square. The phenomenon occurs when light enters through a pinhole on a wall of a totally dark room. Opposite the pinhole the image of the outside world is formed upside down without any lenses or optical devices involved. At the House of Arts and Literature you can also see the wall sized photograph taken by this camera by Aron Porszasz.

  • Saint Sebastian Church of Brothers Hospitallers (5 Széchenyi Square)

    Extension 2.0

    Venue: Saint Sebastian Church of Brothers Hospitallers (5 Széchenyi Square)

    Extension 2.0
    András Nagy XYZ

    The work of András Nagy, experimenting with interactive technologies, focuses on the possibilities of generative imaging. The performance, titled Extension by Roland Heim Intermedia Artist and Adrian Newgent Composer combines the media of light and sound, experimenting with space manipulation and optical illusions. Its unique look and feel is created form the special fusion of animated elements and musical motifs that are accompanied by qutes of Béla Hamvas and Sándor Weöres calling for an interior journey.
    When the eight-minute work is first performed every day, an interactive dance pre-release is added to it.

    Technical partner: Visual Europe Group


  • Laluz Visuals
    Színház Square (in front of the Theatre)

    Tribal Patterns

    Laluz Visuals
    Venue: Színház Square (in front of the Theatre)
    Tribal Patterns
    Laluz Visuals

    The LaLuz Visuals team revive the tribal motifs of four different landscape cultures based on uses anthropological resources on the Theater Square.
    The inspiration came form South Japan's Shipibo, North American Lakota and Navajo, West African Dogon and Adinkra, and the Australian Aboriginal culture, all unique in terms of their folk art. The reinterpreted patterns call visitors for a fantastic trip to the atmosphere of the indigenous people's life.

    Sponsored by ZEISS
    Collaborating partner: The National Theatre of Pécs


  • Total Art - Monokróm Udvar
    The Courtyard of Csorba Győző Library (9 Király Street)

    Monochrome Courtyard

    Total Art - Monokróm Udvar

    Venue: The Courtyard of Csorba Győző Library (9 Király Street)

    Monochrome Courtyard

    Total Art Association

    As a member of the Total Art Association, Attila Komlós has been mapping the walls of the yard of the downtown Library since the first festival. The play of lights and shadows, prejecting animated films – it all make an intimate light isle amongst the hustle and bustle of the festival.

  • Jókai Square

    Kinetic Light Panorama

    Jókai Square
    Kinetic Light Panorama
    Fényszórók Visual / Headlights Visual

    The Team of Féynszórók Visual was created as a result of the first artistic attempts by several young artists. In their visual world, from the surrealist to the steampunk through the ornamental motifs of secession, the most diverse styles can be discovered, so the final result is completely unique. Their hand-painted glass slides and their special technical solutions are able to transform wall surfaces into rotating kaleidoscopes, wind-blown canvases, and floating water surfaces.

  • Labor Fényműhely
    Church of St. Francis of Assisi (37 Ferencesek Street)

    The Lanterns of Saint Francis

    Labor Fényműhely

    Venue: Church of St. Francis of Assisi (37 Ferencesek Street)

    The Lanterns of Saint Francis
    Labor Fényműhely /Lab Light Workshop

    Labor Fényműhely makes a light installation from analogue projectors and kinetic structures onto the northern facade of St. Francis Church. The underlying idea of ​​this creation is based on the "scattering" of "light". This is done by a „clockwork” with mirrors and prisms, which are prepared for the analogy of a centuries-old clockwork which, in the path of light, scatters the light of the projector, which then playgully spreads on the walls of the church and on the surface of the square. The work is a tribute to the life and spirituality of Saint Francis.

  • VJ Centrum and Visual Power - Em
    Evangelical Church (6 Dischka Győző Street)


    VJ Centrum and Visual Power - Em

    Venue: Evangelical Church (6 Dischka Győző Street)

    VJ Centrum & Visualpower

    The Evangelical Church in Pécs will host an interactive light experiment where visitors can not only be contemplative of the work but can also be invoolved its formation. The harmony between the robotic lamps and the projectors creates a connection between heaven, earth, man and technology so that in a way the besides the motifs of the present, the long forgotten bells of the church willalso be be recalled in the unique spectacle.

    Creators: Battha Gáspár, Besnyő Dániel, Németh Atilla 
    Technical partners: Visualpower Ltd., Centrum Budapest, Secret Mapping Experiment, Blurboyz, Harman Magyarország Ltd.