Elisava students design the lighting of the Nativity scene of the Frederic Marès Museum

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Hour: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays and Holidays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (25 December and 1st January, closed)
Place: Plaça Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona

Students from Elisava's Degree in Design, under the direction of Maria Güell and with the support of professors Daria de Seta and Raúl Goñi, have designed the light installation for the Nativity scene at the Frederic Marès Museum, which can be visited until 2nd February in Plaça Sant Iu in Barcelona.

Based on the theme of the Museum's nativity scene, Roman Barcelona, the students wanted to develop a light installation that follows the same conceptual line. This installation takes as its main reference point the temple of Vesta, which consisted of a dome containing a fire inside, permanently lit and maintained by the priestesses, the women in charge of keeping the fire alive. If one day the fire went out, they were executed.

Thus, the light installation is inspired by this setting, but with a contemporary reinterpretation, which is a set of columns, placed in the shape of a circle and of large dimensions with a central fire surrounded by them, where the spectator is immersed in the space.

The aim of this installation is to play with light and have it reflect on objects with a certain transparency, and of the same material, metal mesh, thus creating a set of projections, shadows and unique illuminations, both with sunlight and with the artificial points of light.