kolding light festival 2014

The silo in Kolding Harbour was set in a new light with large-scale projections based on illustrations by the french artist Gustave Doré. Twelve artistic subjects based on Gustave Dorés illustrations “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” written by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Parts of the original monochrome  illustrations are embedded in a monocular coloured frame. The subjects where presented chronologic to the original poem.


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. The poem relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The poem may have been inspired by James Cook's second voyage of exploration (1772–1775) of the South Seas and the Pacific Ocean; Coleridge's tutor, William Wales, was the astronomer on Cook's flagship and had a strong relationship with Cook. On this second voyage Cook crossed three times into the Antarctic Circle to determine whether the fabled great southern continent existed.