suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
LICHTFAKTOR: the members of lichtfaktor use light to give expression to their creativity. they take advantage of a variety of light sources to produce photos and videos in cities by night. the cologne artists’ collective, consisting of vj $ehvermögen (photographer and vj), vj beat.surfers (programmer und vj) and jiar (communications designer and graffiti artist), experiments with the possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting. their aim is to explore all aspects of “lightwriting” and to develop it further.
the lichtfaktor crew intentionally uses the entire space in which a particular work is produced and integrates it into their photos and animated films in such a way that it’s not just a backdrop but a part of the work itself. for us “lightwriting” is an evolution and a chance to animate graffiti characters in urban landscapes