“The Ecology of Light”, an optical exploration of temporal light is being featured as part of Lighten Up! On Biology and Time. The opening will be celebrated from 4pm on Thursday 23 March at EPFL Pavilions and Forum Rolex with speeches by the four curators, an address by Professor Till Roenneberg and a late-night opening of the exhibition until 9 pm.

Through the lens of art, Lighten Up! On Biology and Time explores the connection of living organisms with the natural cycle of light and dark. From fungi to ferns, from hamsters to humans, all have evolved circadian rhythms that connect them to the alternation of day and night. In our screen-based society, there is an increasing urgency to raise awareness of reconnecting to the outdoor environment. Nineteen installations transform our daily, lunar and seasonal rhythms into light- and soundscapes, immersive spaces or virtual experiences to remind us the necessity of regular light exposure for a healthy life.

The EPFL Pavilions are located at Pl. Cosandey, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.

The exhibition continues through July 30, 2023.