10-17 February 2018
The second edition of "CidneOn - International Festival of Lights" investigates this year the relationship between natural space and man-made space, in the evocative context of the Castle of Brescia.
Here are testimonies that refer to the Bronze Age, but with the arrival of the Celts, between the ninth and the eighth century a. C., on the hill stands a temple dedicated to the god of Nature Bergimus, then replaced by the tutelary Nume of the Roman colony and a temple dedicated to Hercules, mythical founder of the city.
The interventions of the Visconti era and, above all, the impressive works promoted by the Serenissima Republic of Venice give the hill its current profile of military fortress, softened by the richness of the vegetation.
The installations and projections of light art thus take inspiration from the unique "natural architecture" of the castle to widen the horizon of imagination thanks to the creativity of the artists involved, called to dialogue history, nature and fantasy.