Sharjah Light Festival comes to AUS

Sharjah Light Festival comes to AUS

Sharjah Light Festival comes to AUS
American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been selected as one of the sites for this year’s edition of the popular Sharjah Light Festival. Organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, the event will see light shows celebrating science, creativity and heritage created by artists from around the world projected on landmarks around the emirate.

The light show Marching Through Life by artist Julien Croyal will be projected onto the front of the AUS Main Building the nights of February 6-16, 2019 according to the schedule below.

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays
6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (on weekends)
The show is based around the concept of the university as an intellectual family passing on knowledge and the desire to learn to the coming generations. It symbolizes this transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next as it showcases a band of characters in animated hand-drawing march and play on the façade of the building, a tribute to the talent of AUS’s creative students.

As an illustrator and motion designer, Julien Croyal enjoys working with both traditional and digital material, switching from pen and paper to a stylus and a touchscreen to animate sceneries and characters. Drawing inspiration from Franco-Belgian comics to foreign pop-culture elements, Croyal tells playful stories in still or animated images through multiple mediums, from wall painting to screen-printing, now adding projection mapping to his list.

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