Nearly a month ago, the “Ascents” light art festival enabled visitors to discover flights of steps, vantage points, Stuttgart’s famous “Stäffele” steps, towers and other ascents from a new perspective.
The festival’s curator, Joachim Fleischer, invited more than 40 artists from 10 different countries to draw inspiration from the many different places of ascent in the region.
The 37 installations were available for viewing nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight across 25 cities near Stuttgart, and particularly popular exhibits have been extended.
The festival encourages people to explore the region, using light to highlight new paths and places for those who are unfamiliar. The installations aim to provide opportunities for people to discover and participate in their built environment.