Umbra Light Festival,
basque parliament,
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain


The light-text-projection HAZIAK - SEMILLAS by Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz occupies

a corner of the Basque Parliament building (Parlamento Vasco), a former high school in


Words like "empathy", or synonyms of this term form - densely placed - rings of light that

glide over the building like eggs, or germ cells. Countless letters flow out of these

structures like plant seeds or grains and interact with further circles. In terms of content,

expressions such as empathy, mindfulness, understanding or tolerance, form a reference

and a claim to the use of the building, then as now. Formally, the work can be read as a

reference to the symbol of the Parliament. Even a huge tree springs from a tiny seed.