Dates: 05.06.2017 – 26.06.2017
Group size: 12 paticipants
Age: 16 – 26 y/o
On the 24th June in the castle town of Kastellaun, the “Neonnacht (Neon Night) 2017 – the shining colourful event of the region” is taking place. This event has been a huge success over the last few years. The aim of the Neonnacht is to bring together elements of the forest, art and culture in an extraordinary and contemporary way. The contrasts – untouched nature and loud colours – will be used in the form of an impressive artistic display. Works of art in the forest will be illuminated by black-light, without lighting up the night. The Neonnacht is carried out as an open cultural project. Everyone who wants to contribute their creative and musical ideas is invited to become part of the event. This includes you too: so let your creativity go wild and create the shining, colourful Neonnacht together. There are no limits to the imagination.
In the first two weeks of the workcamp you will be developing ideas for artistic projects and activities, (living) sculptures, installations etc. and then implement them. You will design and scuplt vartious objects (for example out of wire, steel, Stryodur or wood). These works of art are brought to light using special light-active colours together with black-light. You will receive materials and guidance from the youth hostel. During the week before the Neonnacht, you will also be helping with the preparations. You can prepare the forest walk, fix the lighting, build the stange and tents and distribute the art objects in the forest. Other attractions of the Neonnacht are dancers and climbers, who are in their element during the colourful neon concerts. High up in the darkness of the trees, they display their art and, dressed in black costumes, seem to float straight through the park. The event is rounded off by an exciting programme, high caliber music from regional bands as well as extensive food and drinks on offer. www.domoskop.de/neonnacht/
Accommodation and Food
You will be staying in the FUNtasie youth hostel. Meals will be prepared and cooked together in groups.
On the grounds of the FUNtasie youth hostel, with its large outdoor experience park “WaldAbenteuer” (Forest Adventure) there are many free-time activities available to enjoy: a camp fire and barbecue area, a loam baking oven, a play area, a football field, a boules pitch, a table tennis table as well as a bouldering wall. Kastellaun is near the large Rhein and Moselle rivers, along which there are many historical places and castles to visit, such as Bingen or Koblenz. If you would like to visit a larger city, day-trips to Frankfurt or Cologne are also possible.
Rhineland-Palatinate; Koblenz 50 km, Mainz 80 km, Frankfurt 120 km
For this camp you should be interested in artistic, creative projects.