European Light Expression Network
Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Oct 19, 2018
European Light Expression Network (ENLIGHT)will enable artists to develop new skills working with technicians and scientists to create a series of accessible, large-scale public realm works realised through international collaborations for international audiences. Running for 32 months the project will deliver 2 international lab events, 6 international collaborative residencies, commission 6 major artworks and produce 2 festivals.Creating a platform for multinational and multi-disciplined teams, directed by expert teams in collaborative creativity and project management, ENLIGHT will deliver a coordinated programme of international activities and audience development focused on the themes of light: its historical importance to European identity; its use in science, technology and culture; the role of light in sustainability and urban wellbeing; and its applications in improving the quality of life throughout Europe and worldwide.It will stimulate and facilitate the adoption of new technologies by established artists, provide a conduit for communication of European scientific and technical research to the general public and will provide a route into scientist/artist collaboration for a new generation of creative practitioners.Running from Spring 2016-Winter 2018 the launch year will coincide with the UNESCO International Year of Light.This project will connect European mythology, stories and people, and develop the opportunities for artists to use light as a medium to communicate with Europe-wide audiences. It will deliver a range of festivals, workshops, master-classes and debates alongside professional development meetings and an online resource for organisations involved.
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