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09.10. – 25.10. (fr.-so.)


In the United Nations Year of Light, Urbane Künste Ruhr will be cooperating with the international Connecting Cities Network. Under this year’s title IN/VISIBLE CITY 2015 and in conjunction with media art venues in Liverpool, Brussels, Jena, and other locations, Urbane Künste Ruhr produces and shows media light art projects that investigate ways to make the invisible in city space visible.


On the occasion of the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, Urban Lights Ruhr takes part in restaging the international media façade festival. In the framework of the transnational network Connecting Cities, Urban Lights Ruhr becomes a venue along with Berlin, Helsinki, Liverpool, Linz, Madrid, and Budapest, among others. In/Visible City 2015 shows large-scale visualizations of the complex invisible processes of our smart cities, presented to a broad public on urban screens und media facades.


Modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is interwoven into daily life in an invisible way and on a variety of different perceptual planes. With this year’s theme of INVISIBLE and VISIBLE CITIES, Connecting Cities takes the changes taking place in our cities through digital technology as its point of departure. We are made aware of the way in which today, in real time, we generate and process data, direct processes, and bring into everyday life multi-layered interactions between various different levels of perception that we can no longer perceive with the naked eye.

  • Producers
    • ML-P (Media Lab Prado)
    • Urbane Künste Ruhr
    • Public Art Lab Berlin
    • Ars Electronica, Linz
    • FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
    • iMAL (international Munich Art Lab)
  • IN/VISIBLE CITY is part of the light arts festival Urban Lights Ruhr
  • Wearable Façade by Ricardo O‘Nascimento is produced by Urbane Künste Ruhr in cooperation with
    • Public Art Lab Berlin and the iMAL (international Munich Art Lab)
  • False Positive by Mark Shepard is a co-production of
    • iMAL (international Munich Art Lab) , ML-P (Media Lab Prado), Public Art Lab Berlin, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Tech
  • Ghana Think Tank is a co-production of
    • FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Public Art Lab Berlin, Urbane Künste Ruhr