Through the Lens
Macao Magazine visual journeys
The treasure of light
PHOTOS António Sanmarful
December nights were brighter this past year with the 2016 Macao Light Festival. The “Treasure of Light” festival consisted of video projections, light installations, interactive games as well as music and light shows across various locations in the city. Locals and tourists alike interacted with innovative projection techniques and elements at eight venues: Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre, Nam Van Lake, Anim’Arte Nam Van, St. Lawrence‘s Church, Mandarin House, Lilau Square, the Moorish Barracks and Barra Square.
The event was organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office and created with the assistance of partners both local as well as from Hong Kong in a joint effort to enhance the video mapping experience. Projections were splashed across building façades and upon a giant cascade of water. LED lights, neon sketching, light painting and glowing see saws were just some of the activities that attracted inquisitive crowds of delighted participants.