Nomadic Sun, by Raquel Rosildete

After a month of residence at Co-Making Matters, artist Raquel Rosildete presented her work Nomadic Sun. Rosildete’s installation is the result of her exploration into the performative possibilities of sunlight.

“Bringing silence to the city center, trying to bring the rhythm of nature to the gray celebration of concrete. Bring the sun dance to the inside, even when there is no sun. Bringing colors and the sun narrative to where it is usually forgotten”.

Raquel Rosildete is a lighting designer specializing in both theatrical and architectural lighting, adept at crafting captivating visual narratives across diverse spatial contexts. Drawing from her extensive experience, Raquel seamlessly integrates light as a dynamic instrument, transforming spaces into evocative settings and characters within narratives.

With a diverse academic background spanning Brasília’s Universidade de Brasília, Barcelona’s Instituto Europeo di Diseño, and Copenhagen’s Aalborg University, Raquel brings a global perspective to her craft. Currently based in Berlin, she has contributed her expertise to renowned architectural lighting firms such as Lichtvision, Buro Happold, and iart in Switzerland.

In the realm of theater, Raquel’s portfolio showcases a diverse range of productions staged in unconventional venues, from metro stations to gymnasiums and art galleries, touring extensively across numerous cities. In Berlin, she has emerged as a trailblazer in decolonial and anti-racist thematic explorations, collaborating with esteemed institutions such as Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Ufer studios, and HAU.

In Raquel’s work, she embodies a fusion of theater and architectural principles, bridging the realms of art and technical knowledge, nature and culture, tangible and intangible. As a visual storyteller, she illuminates not only spaces but also the narratives and bodies within, bringing her visions to life with depth and resonance.

Nomadic Sun is funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste.

Photo by ⁠Lim Jee-Ae
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