For the International Light Art Project COLLUMINA, a partner project of Tunis-based International Light Art Project INTERFERENCE, Lia Sáile developed an art project. “In Between Light” is a documentation of two streetlights, one traveling from Tunis to Cologne and another one that moved from Cologne to Tunis. Both are intended to become permanent installations in public space. The Tunis’ one should be positioned at the Hahnentorgate and the Cologne one next to Bab Bhar, both sites are landmarks of the historic and the present cityscapes.

Background of the conceptual artwork is the long-term partnership between the City of Cologne and the City of Tunis. In 1964, Cologne and Tunis became sister cities to enhance exchange and tie the links between the cities via joint social, cultural and sporting events. >>

Lia Sáile studied Theater, Film, and Media in Vienna [at] till 2009 and since 2017, she is a student of the Media Art Academy Cologne [KHM]. She developed the idea of “In Beteeen Lights” for the first edition of the International LIght Art Project COLLUMINA and her project is one of six that have been chosen to be realized. >>

“By exchanging a Tunis street light with a Cologne street light, IN BETWEEN LIGHTS creates a visible connection link between them, highlighting 65 years of inter-continental partnership between the twin cities in Tunisia and Germany, Northern Africa and Europe.” >>

From Tunis to Cologne
Lia Sáile. In Between Lights _ Detail of the documentation. COLLUMINA Cologne 2018. Photo Lia Sáile (3)
Lia Sáile. In Between Lights _ Installation view of the documentation. COLLUMINA Cologne 2018. Photo Lia Sáile (3)
Lia Sáile. In Between Lights _ Installation view of the documentation. COLLUMINA Cologne 2018. Photo Lia Sáile (2)

The first public presentation of the project “In Between Lights” took place during COLLUMINA, from March 22 to 24, 2018, in the Art Gallery Seippel.

From Cologne to Tunis