“Lux in Tenebris” Festival – “Getsemani” Lighting workshop and Office of Darkness – Monastery of Uclés – Cuenca

Fundación Fernando Núñez – Monasterio de Uclés

lighting design, realization of performance and presenter of the workshop

Within the framework of the ‘Lux in Tenebris’ Festival, an interdisciplinary workshop has been held for artists and aspiring artists, developed in 3 modalities: dance, design of spaces and light, and creation of music and sounds.

More than 200 applicants submitted to the call but finally only 25 participants were selected from professionals and students of the 3 artistic disciplines. The activity took place in the extraordinary Monastery of Uclés, where participants, researchers and experts shared the space for an entire week in which professionals from each branch could share their knowledge and experience activities from other specialties at any time of the day or night, in any of the spaces of the Monastery, from the basements to the bell tower.

The experts that held the workshop were:
Lux in Tenebris | Archive Team – Lux in Tenebris.
David Pérez – space design.
Ada Bonadei – lighting design.
Álvaro Sardina – sound composition.
Erick Jiménez – choreographic composition.

To conclude the workshop, the performance ‘Gethsemani’ was presented with the intention of revealing the result of the common work carried out throughout the week.

At the same time within this context, a truly extraordinary event named the Office of Darkness has also been held at Uclés. It can be named as a sensory experience that transforms the liturgy of Holy Week into a piece of art that brings together different disciplines such as music, theater, digital poetics or contemporary narrative.

The LaLAB laboratory, with the artistic direction of Ana Yedros (audiovisual) and the realization of Mercè Rodríguez and Josep Maria Mañé, has created and produced this 21st century musical show whose lighting design Bonadei and Grassia Vancram have had the privilege of creating.


PHOTO: Antonio Pérez and Gerardo Sanz