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International light festival will shine on Yucatán

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.

Mexico’s international light festival, or FILUX, has set its sights on Yucatán once again.

The festival features video mapping, light sculpture, film exhibitions, and artistic laser projections.

This year, the festival will also make its way to Valladolid and Tekax.

“We are thrilled to bring the festival to Valladolid and Tekax as well as Mérida. Art is not just for those living in the capital. It is for everyone,” said festival art director and co-founder David Di Bona.

The FILUX traces its origins back to 2013 but was first held as a large-scale event in Mérida in March 2017.

Earlier: After 4-month pause, Valladolid’s video mapping show is back

Past editions of the festival have attracted tens of thousands of spectators. The highlight for many is the powerful multi-color laser projected from the Remate along the entire length of Paseo de Montejo. 

The FILUX also reflects a growing interest on the part of artists and architects in Yucatán to better understand and implement light in their work. 

Video mapping is projected onto the facade of Mérida’s Palacio Cantón. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht  Yucatán Magazine

“Light permeates every aspect of our lives. It can affect productivity and even our mood; does it not make sense to design for it in a thoughtful way?” says Mérida-based architect Lourdes Inés Echeverría Quintal.

The FILUX will be in Mérida from Nov. 24 to 27, Valladolid from Dec. 1 to 4, and Tekax from Dec. 8 to 10. 

For more information and scheduling of each event, visit filux.info.

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