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ACTLD NEWSLETTER 06-2012
AN EXCEPTIONAL CEREMONY AT THE BAYAN PALACE
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution of the country and under the patronage and attendance of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a ceremony and national operetta were organized at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait on April 3rd, 2012.

Our creative team was entrusted by Al Raisi Group to conceive a tailor-made general concept, set design, multimedia content and lighting design to enhance the ceremony, which consisted of a national operetta in 14 acts, composed by famous Kuwaiti composer Abdullah Al Qaoud, and of a spectacle with the performances of 1260 children.

The artistic vision of our creative team was inspired by the beauty of the environment and the cultural richness of this country, with elements referring to desert, dunes and sea, and integrating the themes carried by music, dance performances and songs.

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The set design for stunning Bayan’s Palace main stage (17m depth, 30m length and 25m high) required a particular attention, especially given the complex scenography, the high number of performers and our concern to offer a high quality experience for the spectators.

Our conceptual design in approach to the scene was based on several layers arranged as a frame of a painting, to fulfill the space with a 3D mode, creating the most efficient visual effects.

The set was constituted in panels made of LED legs on both sides of the main stage. The video screen was placed at the back and in the center of the stage. The entire set was accompanied by video projections, a lighting system equipment from Clay Paky.
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Combining our creativity, technical know-how and strong multicultural experience and integrating traditional and cultural values in harmony with the music, dance performances and songs, we could deliver a tailor-made and successful result for this exclusive spectacle.
OVO @ LUMINALE, LIGHT+ BUILDING, 2012 FRANKFURT, GERMANY
The creative collective ACTLD & Odeaubois was honored to present their multisensory experience OVO at the international festival Luminale 2012, in Frankfurt. Proudly sponsored by OSRAM and Traxon Technologies, “OVO” was installed at the very center of Frankfurt Main, Hauptwache from 15th to 20th of April 2012. Among more than 40 projects presented all along the city, OVO, introduced for the first time in Germany, met a great success with the public.
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By the combination of several multisensory aspects OVO has not only become a lighting attraction of this edition of Luminale, but also offered a living experience to the public. OVO invite the spectators to interact with the structure, enabling them to enter in its space, to live the present moment and take time to contemplate.

The ecological aspects of OVO such as sustainable and natural materials (wood, rubber, metal), no waste production, an economical and efficient water system (8L), a high-performance lighting system made of low-energy consumption LEDs (700W), accomplished the authors artistic vision while carrying out the message of a multisensory art installation, which respects environment.
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The “Light+Building” 2012, the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, welcomed 196,000 visitors from all over the world.

At the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, 2,352 manufacturers from 50 countries presented their latest products and trends in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation and software for the construction industry.

Despite bad weather, the famous Biennale of Lighting Culture gathered more than 140,000 visitors who had come to see the Luminale highlights in the evening hours during the 6 days of the festival. With more than 40 projects in Luminale Festival and success of Light+Buliding trade, Frankfurt came out on top with its concept to increase the creative economy and assert visibility of the region on the international scene.

The next edition of Luminale Festival and Light+Building trade, focusing on the issues of sustainability, climate protection and energy efficiency, thus following the thematic lead of Light + Building, will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 30th March to 4th April 2014.
See more on light-building.com Learn more about OVO & Discover new forms @ www.ovo-art.be
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Do you wonder where to go on holidays ?
AQUARIAZ A UNIQUE CONCEPT LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAIN WATER PARKS in AVORIAZ, the heart of the French Alps.
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ACTLD was commissioned by the Group Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs to conceive an architectural lighting design for the Aquariaz – an aquatic paradise in the mountains featuring lush vegetation and rocks: a river with variable gentle current, a slidewinder (a kind of aquatic halfpipe), a water playhouse, a paddling pool, a large pool with climbing walls, massage benches and the must: an open-air spa heated to 34°C! This type of Water Park is found nowhere else in the mountains and features a 'hybrid' concept with natural tropical vegetation in mountain surroundings.
PLDA WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT
PLDA Koert Vermeulen We are pleased to announce that The Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA) recently held an election for a position on the PLDA Council.

Koert Vermeulen, founder & principal lighting designer of ACTLD, PLDA/B took over the office of Director of Membership as of April 2012, with Herbert Cybulska PLDA/D becoming the new President of PLDA after being the Vice President for over a year.
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