The Medina, the ancient heart of the Tunisian capital, will be filled with lights and colors September 6-9 for the second edition of ‘Interference’, International Light Art Project.
The aim is to make these places, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, a work of art and an ideal example of interaction between art and cultural heritage. Dedicated to the art of light, the project offers a journey into the narrow alleys and homes of the Medina through the eyes of contemporary artists from around the world.
The darkness of the Medina by night becomes a perfect backdrop for artists wanting to showcase light as a material for creation, means or metaphor. ‘Interference’ was organized through the collaboration a plethora of organizations, associations, and volunteers and is interdisciplinary.
The festival of lights will be flanked by workshops, and exhibitions of sculpture, design, plastic arts and free guided tours in the key points of the Medina. It is also a way to put the spotlight on one of the most characteristic places of all of North Africa and to revive the interest of tourists towards Tunisia. The first edition in 2016 brought in over 16,000 visitors.