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Northern Lights, 2015

Ever thought of seeing the aurora borealis in Riyadh? Aleksandra Stratimirovic makes this possible with Northern Lights. For this pioneer in light art, the phenomenon of polar lights symbolizes the beauty of friendship and she hopes the installation will convey that thought to the public. The breath-taking artwork extends up to 100 meters in the air and is programmed in such a way that an unpredictable curtain of light is created. Just like the real Aurora Borealis, this work creates a magical experience.

Wadi Namar Park

Aleksandra Stratimirovic (b. 1968) is a Swedish artist with an extensive knowledge and understanding of light and lighting technologies who creates temporary and permanent site-specific works in the public space in her native country and abroad. In addition to her work as visual artist, Stratimirovic is co-founder of the Lighting Guerrilla Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia and artistic director of the Skopje Light Art District in North Macedonia.

Public works include: Transmission, Grimeton Radio Station (2020); You Are The Dream, Gothenburg, Sweden (2020); Northern Lights, Amsterdam Light Festival; Heroes, Lilla Alby School, Sundbyberg (2015); Northern Lights, Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris; My Light Future, Ljubljana (2014); and Kaleidoscope, Skåne University Hospital, Lund (2013).

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