A moving video detailing the work behind the premiere of Alaa Minawi’s piece, My light is your light at the Amsterdam Light Festival in 2014.
Alaa’s piece consisted of six neon figures, a family, hunched and slowly moving towards an unknown destination. Depicted entirely with the use of lights, the installation was both heart wrenching and beautiful.
A stirring tribute to refugees around the world inspired by the crisis in Syria, this marked the first time the installation had been unveiled. The video offers Alaa’s perspective on his work, his inspiration and the opportunity provided to him by the festival. It is a rare opportunity to hear an artist’s thoughts as he reaches the culmination of a project.