Lights On Bega is more than a cultural and artistic event – it is an invitation to reflect, take action and change our attitude towards the environment. At the center of this event shines the Floating Earth installation, the remarkable creation of the famous British artist Luke Jerram, which represents the Earth in amazing size and detail and invites viewers to meditate on the fragility and splendor of our planet.
Contrary to all expectations set by the suspended exhibition of the installation in other cities of the country, this time it will float elegantly on Bega, near the Iron Bridge in the Iosefin district. The installation can gracefully withstand even strong winds and bad weather, and will transform the river into a theater of awareness and respect for the Earth that hosts us.
The adjacent Lights On Bega events literally revolve around the Floating Earth installation. We have sound experiences at dusk, true emotional journeys where we will feel our deep connection with the entire Universe and think about the ways in which we can help protect nature. Afterwards, we leave ourselves in the hands of the tour guides and take a walk that will give us the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with both Luke Jerram’s artistic message and his concerns regarding the rapid degradation of the environment.
All of this – the exhibition of the Floating Earth installation, the concerts and art recitals, as well as the guided tours that will take place in its vicinity – we hope will raise awareness and inspire action for a better future in which we protect and cherish our home planet.
Lights On Bega is presented by George by BCR.
This project is part of the national cultural program Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023 and is funded through the BEGA program, run by the Timiș County Culture and Arts Center, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.