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We proudly present LPWA Paris Meet-up 2018, which was in May 16-19. This meet-up is dedicated to International Day of Light by UNESCO, as major final event of International Light Painting Day 2018.  

The Alliance managing Paris Meet-up in collaboration with Ligue Francophone De Light Painting (LFLP). Official video - in the bottom of page.

Eric Pare, as Xangle leader, noted: "I've been part of the light-painting community for five years now, and most of the products we create at the studio are based on the community needs and aspirations. It it a logical step for me and my team to be part of such a wonderful event".

16th May

The Alliance's and Ligue's artists were lucky to perform our art support for IDL inaugural ceremony in UNESCO Headquarters, where we had planning, organizing and executed absolutely unique art performance - participative light painting image, done by IDL attendees and guests under our control. Documentary photos by Neil Freistad, Melisa Lefebvre, Samuel Dereuder, Vincent Gerber, Stephane Babatasi, Jean-Baptiste Wallers-Bulot, MASS, LundiNata and unknown photographer.

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This is first time when light painting was realized by such and honored participants: Nobel laureates, diplomats, scientists, industry and society leaders. Few hundreds people became an artists in just 50 seconds!

We gratefully hope that this unexpected art experience will attract someone from IDL attendees and guests to get more interest in light painting itself and light painters in their countries.

This LP image was done in UNESCO Congress hall, with small LED key-chains. See article on Nature Photonics.

Total success was provied by our great sponsors UNESCO, theXangle and Lightpainting-Shop.


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Initial idea: LPWA

Direction & organization: LFLP

Camera control: Stephane Babatasi and Juls Boo (both France)

Scripters: lightpainting-shop

Stencil and light writing: MASS (France)

Speaker: Samuel Dereuder (France)



Jadikan (France)

Frédéric Leroux (France)

Stabeu Light (France)

Ghislain Decq (France)

ATB Art (France)

Yoan Roncin (France)

Raphael Giunta (France)

Jester Lights (France)

Jean-Baptiste Wallers-Bulot (France)

Diliz (France)

Miguel Couturier (France)

Florent Pinard (France)

WeelTwo (France)

Monika Sandel (Germany)

Mélisa Lefèbvre (Belgium)

Vincent Gerber (Belgium)

Marisol Vaca (Norway)

Neil Robert Jones Friestad (Norway)

Aaron Culmer (USA)

Patrick Collier (USA)

Dan Whitaker (UK)

Alberto Moser (Switzerland)

Yasmina Cherkaoui (Morocco)

Sergey Churkin (Russia)

Tribal Lotta (Belgium)


Made while LPWA Paris 2018 Meet-up in collaboration with LFLP. 

Welcome to see documentary video about how it was done.



 18th May

The 6B residence is a welcoming place for artists in residence, including Marko93, one of the legends of light painting. We at 6B exchanged with the artists in residence, we set up a workshop to manufacture lamps. As always, this meet up brought together light painting enthusiasts with the program, fun, exchanges and a lot of happiness. This gathering allowed us to create collective works, to manufacture material but especially to share our common passion.
Thanks to IgnisShop, Néon Flexible and Light painting shop.

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   19th May

Paris Meet-up's final collaboration was held in incredible park La Villette.

Many thanks to the Park de la Villette and La Folie Numérique for their welcome.
Thanks to our partners Eric Paré - Xangle and Neon Flexible for their support.

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Warm thanks to all our light friends from all walks of life (or almost) for sharing these unforgettable moments.

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Based on an initial idea (planets & stars) by Chanette Manso.
Under the direction of MASS and Stephane Babatasi.

Light painters in random order:

Monika Sandel
Dan Vlček
Kristýna Antošová
Miroirs D'Affo Dyle
Oussman Noreni
Olivier Fay
Stabeu Light
Light, Shine & Decay
Through Meli's Eye
Vincent Gerber
Weel Two
Florent Pinard
Patrick Collier
Alberto Res
Yas Cherkaoui
Sergey Churkin
Jean-Baptiste Wallers-Bulot
Brigitte Couloumiès-Zartarian
Juls Boo


Dedicated Facebook album about with visual impressions about Paris Meet-up.  Welcome to see official video:


Yasmina Cherkaoui impression: Many thanks to LPWA for the organization and the realization of the Meet-Up Paris 2018, with the precious collaboration of the LFLP "Ligue Francophone de Light Painting", that I thank particularly for having known how to receive us as princes, the two organizations that allowed this meeting to be exceptional and worthy of the celebration of the International Day of Light, and of the International Day of Light Painting.
Congratulations on the choice of locations for our artistic collaborations, places we would never have known without the help of our host. I think, among others, of the artistic residence 6B in Saint-Denis, which opened its doors to us for workshops, technical presentations and tools of LightPainting, personal dedications of high level French artists without forgetting the massive collabs between lightpainters, all this on the sound of a DJ who boosted our inspiration until dawn. . . everything was there to awaken and amaze our senses.
This last International meeting will have reminded us that Art and Light transcend all borders, and that the spirit of sharing continues to prevail over the ego. Artists of all levels have come together again to create common paintings, something that perpetually nourishes our soul, inspires our creativity and strengthens our learning.
With the same principles, the lightpainters were able to share not only their knowledge, but also their cultures, their meals and forge bonds for life. It was an honour to meet the local artists and those from elsewhere and a joy to meet again those I already knew.
Each of you is a Shining Star in the Sky, stay as you are and continue to light our nights!


Copy rights for cityscape sketch on header's background belong to Artist.

Best regards Sergey & Julien

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