Public Art Norway (KORO) Call for Artists (Lá Fora… 35)

Public Art Norway (KORO) hereby invites artists working within the fields
of visual art, arts and craft and other visual expressions designers, to
participate in a pre-qualifying round for two large-scale and distinctive
commissions, a 3000 m2 concrete floor and the second-floor foyer.

The new Performing Arts Center will have a unique
architectural presence and will stand as a landmark building in
Kristiansand. The primary architectural feature is the inclined, undulating
wall facing the quayside. The building will house four performing spaces
with seating for over 2200 visitors. The commissioned artworks are intended
to highlight Kilden as a meeting place that opens up for a broad spectrum
of aesthetic experiences. The Art Committee is seeking candidates for two
parallel competitions, for two large-scale and distinctive projects:

The concrete floor: An artwork is envisaged that will interact with the
3000 m2 area from the quayside to the foyer. It is intended that this large
indoor/outdoor area will create the identity of a classic cultural
concourse. The intention is to create a unique identity for this site for
both the visitors to the Centre, as well as passers-by. Close collaboration
with the architect and other relevant specialists during the competition
period will be necessary.

The second-floor foyer: An artwork that adapts the inclined, undulating
wall that runs the full 95-meter length of the building. The height ranges
from 2.7 to 6.4 meters.  This is an area where audiences will gather before
a performance or during the interval. This suggests an unobtrusive,
abstract artwork that takes into consideration the audience’s
expectations, discussions and reflections. A range of solutions could be
possible: including painting/wall drawing; light/projection; sculpture /
relief / installation; tactile materials. Close collaboration with the
architect and other relevant specialists during the competition period will
be necessary.

The application to the pre-qualification phase must not exceed 10 A4 pages.
It should contain a CV, a statement on relevant experience, and
documentation of previous projects.  Unless a stamped and addressed return
envelope is included, all submitted material will be destroyed.

For further information please see http://www.koro.no and
http://www.kilden.com

Mark the envelope and send to:
KORO
Postboks 6994, St Olavs Plass
0130 Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 1st September 2008

Fonte: www.koro.no

 


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