"THE LIGHT MERIDIAN LINE"
The Light Meridian Line (LML) on 3°7'45"E is an imaginary line connecting the north pole to the south pole.
From the sea the LML enters the European continent, right on the casino-light-house in Blankenberge. It leaves the continent in Palamos via the "El Faro" light-house and on the road in Belgium, France and Spain interconnects sites that are linked together by references to light.
The LML was officially inaugurated in Blankenberge by Sven Gatz, Flemish minister for Culture on July 21, 2016.
The private Muze'um L, Light and Landscape in Roeselare / Zilverberg is the artistic center of the project.
As a longitudinal groove in the roof of the Muze'um L focuses the sun's rays,
a built-in solar atelier draws bright lines on the ground at real noon. (architect Marc Van Schuylenbergh)
The LML enters Africa on exactly the future "Le grand musée d'Afrique" in Algiers
with 14 ha botanical garden with seeds from all african regions.
The exhibitions are highlighted, taking into account the time and the position of the sun. (architect: Nadir Tazdait)
The LML crosses Algeria, Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria.
The Light Meridian is an international art project. An open call is made to artists: landscape-architects, architects, curators, art studios, local authorities, companies, foundations, private art lovers in order to place art along the meridian line.
So the Light Meridian will be visible step by step by 'in situ' art.
THE LIGHT MERIDIAN = 0° MERIDIAN OF CULTURE
A proposal has been made to change the geographical longitude 3°7'45" E
into the longitude 0° of culture: the 0° MERIDIAN OF CULTURE
THE LIGHT MERIDIAN LINE
where art interconnects sites, authorities, artists and people on one line
of natural and creative beauty