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Where There Is Light

Where There Is Light

The need to recalibrate, reflect, and center mental wellness after uncertain years drove artist Tamara Shogaolu to develop WHERE THERE IS LIGHT. Inspired by the practice of forest bathing and by the Panamanian rainforest, WHERE THERE IS LIGHT is an interactive installation that merges mental wellness with nature through technology by allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a rainforest.

Through WHERE THERE IS LIGHT we hope to create a space where we can surrender to calmness and focus on our senses as a way to be present in the moment without the grief of what was and the fear of what could have been.

Visitors will be able to explore the rainforest lidar data projections at their own pace and interact with the space through movement and breath with the forest reacting to their movements and breathing. The visuals will be paired with a sound installation of sound recording in the rainforest in Panama over a 24hr cycle. The visuals and sounds will be constantly changing from day to night, providing visitors a different experience depending on the time of day of their visit. The installation will run over the course of five days at the central ADE hub and iconic church Westerkerk. This experience will be free and open to the public with the ultimate hope of motivating all of us to take a moment during our days to connect with nature and ultimately protect the sacred spaces that are rainforests.

The installation is commissioned by Amsterdam Dance Event.


Entrance to the installation is free.

Westerkerk

The Westerkerk (English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant Calvinism in central Amsterdam. It lies in the most western part of the Grachtengordel neighborhood (Centrum borough), next to the Jordaan, between the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht.

The church is famous for many reasons, including being the burial ground of world famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn, hosting the royal wedding of former-queen Beatrix and it's iconic tower.

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The Westerkerk (English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant Calvinism in central Amsterdam. It lies in the most western part of the Grachtengordel neighborhood (Centrum borough), next to the Jordaan, between the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht.

The church is famous for many reasons, including being the burial ground of world famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn, hosting the royal wedding of former-queen Beatrix and it's iconic tower.

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Yes, all official ADE Festival events listed on the ADE website are accessible with your ADE Pro Pass (limited capacity at venues). When capacity has been reached, a one in one out rule applies.

A very limited number of events, including the Nils Frahm seated concert at Concertgebouw and the Eric Prydz HOLO show have had an RSVP list for Pro Pass holders. Only the RSVP grants entry to the shows.

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We dance together, so please be mindful of yourself and each other. We expect an open attitude from our visitors towards other guests, regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age. If you see or experience any unwanted attention, harassment or behavior of any kind that makes you uncomfortable, please speak out and notify staff.

Please keep in mind: we love being your annual host, therefore, we would like to ask you to enjoy responsibly.

ADE is proud partner of the Celebrate Safe campaign.
Check out Unity's 10 tips to Celebrate Safe during ADE:


Prepare ♥ Be at your best

Just say Know ♥ Inform yourself

Pace yourself ♥ Take things slowly

Better safe than sorry ♥ Less is more

Think for yourself ♥ Care about others

Love your body ♥ Take time to recover


Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

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