AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
"THE LIGHT MERIDIAN - ART ON A LINE"
this international art project is an invitation to join private and official forces:
landscape-architects, architects, artists, curators, art studios, companies, foundations, private art lovers
+ local, regional and national authorities.
by placing (in situ) art along one straith line through europe and africa and making so the Light Meridian visible,
art will interconnect sites, authorities, artists and people on one line of natural and creative beauty
The Light Meridian on 3°7'45"E is an imaginary line connecting the north pole to the south pole with a lot of properties that have to do with light.
From the sea the Light meridian enters the European continent, right on the casino-light-house in Blankenberge in Belgium. It leaves the continent in Palamos / Spain 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 Light meridian 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. (see website)
(architect Marc Van Schuylenbergh)
The Light meridian 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)(see website)
The Light meridian crosses Algeria, Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria.
End 2016 an open call was made to artists of all disciplines in order to place art along the meridian line. 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 - ART ON A LINE
where art interconnects sites, authorities, artists and people on one line of natural and creative beauty
AN INTERNATIONAL ART FOUNDATION BASED ON COOPERATION ?
with members from the private and official sector.
In that case, the light-meridian can grow in stability and independence.
The participation of mayors from the different countries would thereby be very effective.