The annual Spier Light Art will be presented from Sunday December 8 to Sunday January 19. Visitors will experience an array of light and sound artworks throughout the farm.
At the opening ceremony on Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7, the audience will be invited to join a procession across a multi-sensory, cross-cultural wonderland featuring dancers, stilt walkers and other illuminating enchantments.
These performances celebrate the launch of the second edition of Spier Light Art – an array of 21 interspersed light and sound installations created by South African artists and designers.
Choreographer Jay Pather’s performance piece, From Before, will feature 22 Shembe, classical ballet and Bharatha Natyam dancers – all wearing light-infused costumes. Other performances include a new production by the athletic Indoni Dance Company and a production with large puppets by Janni Younge.
Opening ceremony tickets cost R200 for adults, which includes a complimentary glass of wine; R75 for children under 12; or R650 for a couple, which includes two adult entry tickets, a picnic and bottle of Signature Spier wine. Performances start 6pm. Tickets from Webtickets.
Some of the installations that will run until January 19, 2020 include:
Lyall Sprong’s Bergson’s Misting Circle- a four-metre vertical circle of light and mist;
Goldendean’s Breathe Goldendean – an interactive inflatable sculpture that allows you to lie on it while it gently glows and breathes around you;
David Brits’s massive 70- metre glowing shape, suspended high in one of the oldest oaks living on the Spier Werf (farmyard)
Themba Stewart and Qondiswa James’s Keep the Lights On, which reminds us that light in the everyday is a sociopolitical issue that cannot be taken for granted.
Spier Light Art is free after the opening ceremony and guests can explore the farm’s 21 light art installations at their own pace. The best time is at dusk, to catch the beautiful sunset and the switching on of the lights. Dinners or picnics must be booked in advance.
For more information, visit spier.co.za