About the opening night
This edition of TIAFF opens with a lecture by Ellen de Vries followed by the film Light Snatcher (Charlotte Airas).
Ellen de Vries is a lighting designer and founder of Het Lux Lab. Ellen works a lot in public space and considers light an “immaterial building material. ‘I make sure that through lighting you see more, get more sense of the characteristic features of a building or a place.’
Light Snatcher I Charlotte Airas-Ehrnrooth | 30 min | Finnish/English, English subtitles | Documentary
Only light can dispel darkness. Juha Leiviskä is one of Finland’s most successful contemporary architects. Light Snatcher explores the intricate play of natural light in his architecture. Light plays with buildings, space and people. Mystical, rippling, influential light formed from reflections. It is like reverberation in music. Indeed, light waves behave like sound waves.