Essen Light Fes­ti­val

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#7 Fantastic Fountain | Light Installation

Dennis Nolda, Essen

Music: Daniel Kurniczak, Essen

In the dark season, fountains often lose their appeal. Not so the "Fantastic Fountain" on Burgplatz. The Essen artist Dennis Nolda has taken care of this by transforming the fountain's course into an impressive playground without any water, but with light, colours and shapes. He interprets the familiar, leisurely course of the fountain's water in a light-artistic way and enriches it with numerous aesthetic facets. To the playful and atmospheric sounds of Essen-based musician Daniel Kurniczak, the light show takes you on an imaginative and sometimes almost surreal journey to the elements of nature.

Playing time: from dusk till 10 pm

Location: Burgplatz

Fantastic Fountain | © Mike Henning / EMG

Artist info

Dennis Nolda

His passion for lighting technology was awakened in Dennis Nolda from Essen when he was eight years old. That was when he received his first light console as a gift.

In the course of his childhood and adolescence, he bought more light effects from savings and partly assembled them himself. At the age of 19, he trained as an event technician, and at 27, he became a master event technician. At the first Essen Light Festival in 2016, Nolda was responsible for programming a light installation at the Kreuzeskirche. Many other projects followed together with Essen artist Daniel Kurniczak, including at Light Night Leeds. Last year, the Essen native made his debut at the Essen Light Festival with the first installation he developed himself, "Frames", which will now be followed by the "Fantastic Fountain" in 2022.

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