Open call to present proposals to be developed within the group around Light, space and perception led by Daniel Canogar, Julian Oliver y Pablo Valbuena. Deadline: November 30.
This workshop/work group led by Daniel Canogar, Julian Oliver and Pablo Valbuena aims to conduct research and experiments with the use of light, projection, and visual perception in different settings, gathering people from fields including architecture, visual arts, urbanism, stage and set design, programming, physics, optics, psychology, and the physiology of perception.
As a continuation of the first stage developed between April and July 2008, now we start a new phase in which, in addition to the monthly sessions with invited lecturers, an open call is issued for the presentation of projects. Selected proposals will be collaborativelly developed in the form of prototypes, during two production workshops that will take place in January and March 2009.
The sun’s shadow is the earliest type of projection known to us, and Egyptian and Greek sun dials are the origin of controlled projection. With the advent of artificial light sources, controlled projections were developed, such as shadow plays and magician's illusionary techniques.
In recent history, controlled artificial light sources and their use in photography, the cinema, and moving pictures have multiplied new projection possibilities. These include the use of light as a material to the projection of moving images on a variety of surfaces: buildings used as screens, research in physics on the qualities of light or ways of altering visual perception through controlling light.
The purpose of this open call is to choose a maximum of seven proposals for the collaborative development of prototypes within the work group Light, space and perception led by Daniel Canogar, Julian Oliver and Pablo Valbuena.
In addition to the selected proposals, the instructors will also propose projects for their collaborative development.
The prototypes will be developed with the aid of this three instructors and the interested collaborators in the frame of two workshops with the following dates:
After this first stage or prototype building, some of them will be selected for their further development on a larger scale. This will be done through collaborations with other institutions and exhibition venues.
The open call is aimed to architects and urban planners interested in the use of light in public spaces, visual artists,
set and stage designers, programmers (applications in real time, generative and visualization systems...), physicists and specialists in optics, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, neurophysiologists and other interested persons.
Selection comitee will comprise Daniel Canogar, Julian Oliver, Pablo Valbuena and Medialab-Prado.
A maximum of 7 proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:
A forum will be avaliable for online work and direct contact between participants
·The winning individuals or groups agree to attend the monthly sessions and the two production workshops in January and March 2009. They also agree to finish and document their proposed prototype, as far as possible.
· For building the prototypes, the wining individuals or groups may use equipment, pending prior application and approval. Any expense not previously planned or approved in material or equipment rental will be paid by the project authors.
· Prototypes carried out will be the property of their author(s), although whenever said projects are shown at festivals or exhibits, and whenever images of said projects are reproduced in catalogues or websites, their relation with the Light, Space and Perception work group at Medialab-Prado should be mentioned. The names of the people who collaborated in developing the projects should also be shown.
· Projects (or documentation about them) may be shown in Medialab-Prado website.
Entry constitutes acceptance of all contest rules.