Open call for light design workshop in Czech Republique: Our partner in the DNA project New Web in Prague hosts a light design workshop 17-22 September.
Application deadline: June 30th.
The Landscape of Light workshop will be held by the Nova sit o.s. association in collaboration with the LightDesign Institute and Lodzie o.s. association as part of the “Development of New Art” European project.
DATE: 17–22 September 2012 (arrivals expected on 16/09/2012)
PLACE: Valdstein Loggia near Jicin, Czech Republic
The Light Design Workshop will be conducted by the Institute for Light Design – www.svetelnydesign.cz
English will be the workshop language.
Are you interested in linking your experience in light design with the unique concept of the Baroque
landscape in the Jicin region, in the Valdstein Loggia complex? Would you like to join other experts
in the fi eld of light interpretation of the local cultural heritage and see an exceptional place in Europe?
Send in your application before 30 June 2012 to [email protected]
The Valdstein Loggia, a major Baroque monument, will be the focal point of the workshop. A one-week
interactive workshop will culminate on the autumn equinox day, 22 September 2012, with a public multi-genre evening performance.
The aim of the Landscape of Light is to hold an international European meeting of light designers who will work on ways of culturally animating objects which are part of our national cultural heritage and the public space. The Landscape of Light will seek to explore this unique site and ways of offering a different view of the Baroque landscape composition. The task will be to reconsider our everyday personal and close perception of the site in new or revived surprising and unexpected ways.
The workshop will be based on observation and analysis of the local natural light situation, which will be recorded and transformed into a dramatic feature – an event in this landscape setting. The basis of the creative approach will be the site’s genius loci and its turbulent history. Instead of artifi cial lighting (i.e. using equipment), the natural light (the sun, fi re) will be the key tool, and the work will primarily refl ect the natural cultural and social life at the site.
17/09 Recognition of the historical and social context of the site; site exploration
18–21/09 Practical workshops
22/09 Autumn equinox – public performance
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The workshop is open to professionals with previous experience in light design. A pro-active approach to the
action and presence for the entire duration of the workshop are assumed.
Those who are interested in this one-week interactive light design workshop entitled Landscape of Light are
welcome to send their CV and a short covering letter (approx. 300 words explaining what motivates you, why
you are interested in this workshop and what you expect from it) to [email protected]
The closing date for applications is Saturday 30 June 2012. THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WILL BE LIMITED!
Price: approx. 2000 CZK / 80 € (10% student discount). The price includes accommodation.
We guarantee a contribution for travel expenses for each participant of up to 2500 CZK / 100 €.
For more information, contact:
Kamila Samková, [email protected], +420 777 186 461, www.novasit.cz, www.dna-project.eu
The workshop is supported from the European “Culture” programme, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, International Visegrad Fund, Kralovehradecky Region, the Town of Jicin, Nova sit o.s., Institute for Light Design and Lodzie o.s.