Light and art Experience

A unique light- & sound experience and a tribute to Flemish Master Jan Van Eyck!

2020 marks St-Nicholas’ Church in Ghent as the place to be for everyone who enjoys a unique mix of multimedia art, music and projections! The digital and musical interpretation of Van Eyck’s ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ spans a total of 25 minutes, leaving each visitor with a sense of marvel and surprise.

  • Projections on every wall available, including the ceiling. Enjoy yourself as the masterpieces of Van Eyck dazzle the whole church, right up to the steeple!
  • Behold a digital interpretation of ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, brought to you by four large dancing robot-arms, and experience this piece as you never have before. British artist Mat Collishaw gives this world famous triptych a breath of fresh air.
  • Periodic live performances are the final touch.

This concept was made with the help of Van Eyck-experts based in the University of Ghent, incl. Prof. Dr. Jan Dumolyn:

Lights on Van Eyck lets you discover Van Eyck’s impressive oeuvre in an accessible way. He is known for his techniques to reproduce colour and light very clearly. A marvellous discovery for people in the 15th century who had never seen such a representation of the world. The technology used by Lights on Van Eyck accentuates these bright lights and pure colours even more. The audience will be just as amazed by Van Eyck’s work as the medieval people first were centuries ago.

This multimedia experience is made for a broad range of visitors: families, tourists, schools, art lovers and everyone interested in creative technology. Thanks to the towering projections you’re offered a different view of the world known paintings, can discover the smallest of details and be inspired to visit even more exhibitions during this year-long Van Eyck-celebration.

‘Lights on Van Eyck’ is a collaboration between the city of Ghent, Mankind and Both organisations were responsible for big crowd pleasers during the last edition of the Light Festival in Ghent (2018), including installations with dancing robot arms and fire spitting dragons. This experience is a part of the theme year OMG! Van Eyck was here.


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