• IN VIVO | The nature of nature

    International Photofestival 2018

    The deadline for submission 'IN VIVO' is closed. We did receive an enormous amount of entries, thank you very much. We expect to finish the selections and answer everyone around 15th May at the latest. The first names will be shown at 10 May.
    The festival will take place from 23 June till 23 September at Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen.

    Photo: © Catherine Nelson, serie Unstill Life



  • The Noorderlicht Summer

    [23 Juni - 23 September]

    Noorderlicht | House of Photography proudly presents: the Noorderlicht Summer. The umbrella for all Noorderlicht-projects this summer, in our own house or on location.

    The kick-off: Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2018: IN VIVO | the nature of nature.
    Location: Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, 23rd of June until 23rd of September.


  • The Noorderlicht Summer: Opera Spanga - Aida

    [24 July - 13 August]

    Every year an opera is performed in the meadows near Spanga. In 2018 this will be the legendary 'Aida' by Giuseppe Verdi, part of the program of Leeuwarden-Fryslân Cultural Capital 2018.

    Noorderlicht | House of Photography will realize an exhibition in the meadows as a visual prologue to the opera performance, in which concepts such as war, fatherland and love will form an important subject. With works made by international photographers, connections are made between the opera and the present. For example, the two disciplines opera and photography, in principle far apart in the art spectrum, enter into a fascinating dialogue.

    24th of July to 13th of August
    Spanga, Weststellingwerf Friesland

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    The mundane side of space travel

    Monica Alcazar-Duarte has been working on her project The New Colonists for the past three years now. This has resulted in an interactive installation which reflects on the adventurous side of space exploration, promoting solidarity through emphasizing the import of meticulous preparations for such travels. Monica: “The object is very sci fi - like something that might go into space - and it is using the language of the extraordinary side of space exploration: very exotic and scientific. That is a trick because when you are attracted to it and you can be fascinated by it, but the inside is very mundane.”

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