2011 Lumens was an art project that presented a series of light-based works distributed along a route in an urban setting. The event was organised within the framework of the Decennial Festival of the Virgin of Candelaria, which is held in the Catalan town of Valls. It featured works by Bill Viola, Ann Veronica Janssens, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Soledad Sevilla, James Turrell, Xavier Veilhan, Ignasi Aballí, Iván Navarro, Ester Partegàs and Frederic Perers.
The catalogue – designed in line with the graphic identity defined to sign the route leading to the works – is the crowning glory of the event. The aim was to convey a sense of the transitory nature of 2011 Lumens and its industrial (i.e. not very elegant), haphazard character. The catalogue is divided into five parts: introductions and background information on 2011 Lumens; a text by the curator; a section on the light works, which offers a visual overview of the route from start to finish; biographical notes on the participating artists; and a section that focuses on the opening event.
Throughout the catalogue, different types of paper are combined to optimise the grammage and the inks used. The paper used for the cover was chosen to create a rough edge on the fold, which contrasts with the bright fluorescent colour used inside. Again, the idea is to give a sense of the haphazard, transitory character of the event.