Lighten Up! Exhibition Opening

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Lighten Up! Exhibition Opening

You are cordially invited to the opening of EPFL Pavilions’ new exhibition, 'Lighten Up! On Biology and Time', on Thursday 23 March at 6 pm.

By EPFL Pavilions

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Date and time

Thursday, March 23 · 6 - 9pm CET


Rolex Learning Center Route Cantonale 1015 Lausanne Switzerland

About this event

Lighten Up! On Biology and Time

Exhibition Opening

23.3.2023, Forum Rolex & EPFL Pavilions

Prof. Sarah Kenderdine, Prof. em. Anna Wirz-Justice, Prof. Marilyne Andersen and Dr. Giulia Bini cordially invite you to the opening of EPFL Pavilions’ new exhibition, 'Lighten Up! On Biology and Time', on Thursday 23 March at 6 pm.

Through the lens of art, Lighten Up! On Biology and Time explores the connection of living organisms with the natural cycle of light and dark. From fungi to ferns, from hamsters to humans, all have evolved circadian rhythms that connect us to the alternation of day and night. In our screen-based society, there is an increasing urgency to raise awareness of reconnecting to the outdoor environment. Nineteen installations transform our daily, lunar and seasonal rhythms into light- and soundscapes, immersive spaces or virtual experiences to remind us the necessity of regular light exposure for a healthy life.

Artists: Marilyne Andersen et al. | Siegrun Appelt with Constanze Müller | Kirell Benzi | Alan Bogana | James Carpenter | Rafael Gil Cordeiro | Olafur Eliasson | Colin Fournier | Andreas Horlitz | Ted Hunt | Liliane Lijn | Robin Meier Wiratunga with André Gwerder and Guy Amichay | Susan Morris | Anne Noble with Guy Warman | Anna Ridler | Helga Schmid | Anna Wirz-Justice et al.


4 pm – 6 pm, Pavilion B

Exhibition visits in the presence of the artists and curators

6 pm – 6:30 pm, Forum Rolex

Opening Speeches: Sarah Kenderdine, Anna Wirz-Justice, Marilyne Andersen, Giulia Bini

6:30 pm – 7 pm, Forum Rolex

Awakening address by Till Roenneberg, Professor of Chronobiology at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich

7 pm – 9 pm, Forum Rolex


Exhibition open until 9 pm

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EPFL Pavilions
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