SOURCE: Mexico City Ministry of Tourism

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October 18, 2013 10:00 ET

Mexico City to Host Latin America's First International Festival of Lights

Four Day Spectacular Will Illuminate the City From November 7 - 10

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - October 18, 2013) - Mexico City's evening landscape will be completely transformed thanks to the spectacular International Festival of Lights or FILUX - Festival Internacional de las Luces taking place November 7 - 10. The event is a cultural initiative that brings together more than 80 local and international artists and experts, literally shedding light on energy saving issues. FILUX will feature numerous displays throughout the Historic Center of the City, including animated projections on building facades, lighting interventions, light sculptures, concerts, an artist competition and more.

Paying tribute to Mexico's rich history of muralism, the spectacles will use the same collective artistic expression by using lights projected on different spaces in the Historic Center such as Garibaldi Plaza, Plaza de la Conchita, Antiguo Colegio de San Idelfonso, the Light Museum and the Alameda Art Museum. The main massive projection will be on the City's Bella Artes, or Place of Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Viewers are invited to tour the exhibit every night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. A few days before the exhibit, a complete guide will be available on the website www.filux.info/.

The various displays of FILUX are grouped within seven categories including: Lights "Official Selection," a stage to promote the different artistic creations; Virtual Facades with the "Walls that Talk," which uses different techniques to project lights on buildings; In Focus "Movie Projections" that showcases experimental movies in different formats and textures using light and music as the main language; Trans-Lux "Connected Cities" featuring a simultaneous interchange of artistic creations that are connected on the Internet; Experi-Mental that includes the works of art school students with the intention of promoting the new techniques using lights; the first "International Forum of Light" with local and international guests collaborating in classes and discussions, whose works that are developed throughout the day will later be shared on the Internet; and finally the Night of the Fireflies with "The images as resistance" where images created by emerging artists will incorporate different art techniques. This will be the first time their works will be displayed together in one single night.

The creators of FILUX have more than 10 years of experience in creating cultural projects for audiovisual arts and theater in Mexico and abroad. For more information, visit www.filux.info.

About Mexico City

With more than 12.5 million visitors every year, Mexico City promises exciting revelations for travelers. The ever-evolving city, among the largest in the world, showcases a colorful display of a rich past seamlessly integrated into a modern metropolis. Among its many attractions include four UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming neighborhoods, colorful street markets and bazaars, a wide-range of hotels & spas, a lively night scene, state-of-the-art meeting venues, and so much more. Mexico City's tourism industry is enhanced with the support of Mexico City's Ministry of Tourism and the Mexico City Tourism Promotion Fund. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MexicoCityLive and https://twitter.com/MexicoCityLive.

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