1st INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION  MAKE THE LIGHT MERIDIAN LINE VISIBLE BY ‘IN SITU’ ART


WHO 
Visual and other artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals along the lines set out below. 

WHERE
Muze’um L, Light and Landscape, Roeselare, Belgium

WHEN
July 21 to October 21, 2016

DEADLINE
October 21, 2016

FOR WHO
The call is open for all artists and all disciplines. though landscaping architects, landscaping artists and land art artists are especially attracted, all visual and other arts welcome. 

It concerns ideas of ‘in situ’ creations (site specific artworks) inspired by nature, light, lines etc. to be placed on the light meridian line. 
multidisciplinary concepts are also highly appreciated. 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please use our online application form (see link below) 
The application should include a well-defined project proposal, a thoroughly calculated budget, a preferable time frame and your résumé (text and images and/or video).

MORE INFORMATION
For more info please visit www.lightmeridian.org/2016-1st-international-contest

or contact Fernand Callebert at info@lightmeridian.org

ORIGIN
The project is an idea of co-operation of private associations, 
landowners, galleries, foundations and public authorities with the aim 
to visualize ‚a perpendicular line from pole to pole‘ by all 
disciplines of in situ art  /  The 1st call for participation to 
gather ideas was launched on july 21, 2016 by sven gatz, flemish 
minister for culture and starts to grow in conjunction with the 
west flanders government and the cities blankenberge#BE and 
roeselare#BE

PROCESS
As the muze’um L is the central information point of the light meridian line 

1. It collects the ideas until oct 21 2016 
2. It proposes these ideas on its website and in the exhibition space of the muze’um L, 
3. It will not finance or implement the ideas 
YOUR BENEFIT
The organization invites all the municipalities that are at 3°7’45” E to make a choice out of the proposals. 
they will get in touch with the artist to realize the idea: 
the municipalities choose the adapted idea for their site and find a way to implement it, alone or in collaboration with a landowner, a gallery in their region or an international foundation. 
a tourist art guide may also be a result of this.

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PARTICULARITIES

A PERPENDICULAR LINE FROM POLE TO POLE 

the longitude 3°7’45“E is a perpendicular line from north to south pole entering europe through the lighthouse of the casino blankenberge#BE, 
crosses belgium, france and spain, and leaves europe through the lighthouse of palamós#ES
in belgium the lightmeridian crosses the building of the muze’um L through a slit, where the sun illuminates a light line on walls and ground.
the light meridian line crosses the mediterranean to get into north africa at algiers#DZ exactly at the scheduled ‘grand musée d’afrique’, 
and leaves africa on the free zone of lagos#NG for entering antarctica through the atlantic ocean.

YOU HAVE TO PROPOSE IDEAS FOR ‚IN SITU ART‘ OR ‚SITE SPECIFIC ARTWORKS‘
contemporary in situ art refers to an artistic method that dedicates the work to its home site, or takes into account the environment in which it is exercised.

in situ art also describes an artwork that reflects the place where it is installed // not only landscaping ideas, but all disciplines, including music and literature are welcome.
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