GLOW NEXT presents:
first OPEN CALL FOR PROJECTS
For the first time, GLOW NEXT (formerly known as GLOW-S), is writing out an Open Call for Projects this year. To lift the innovative spirit of the leading European light art festival GLOW to a higher level, international designers, light professionals, artists, developers and researchers are invited to participate. They are asked to submit a project proposal for a new and innovative light art work, relating to (the phenomenon of) light and interaction. The winning project will premier during GLOW NEXT, from 9 November until 16 November at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
An expert jury, chaired by former Philips Electronics The Netherlands president Jan Post and consisting of GLOW-director Robbert ten Caten, light artist Daan Roosegaarde, creative entrepreneur Ted Langenbach and GLOW NEXT-curator Olga Mink will be judging all proposals.
A winner will be chosen by mid-August. The winner will be given the opportunity to execute their proposal. The budget for the project is 12,000 euro. Baltan Laboratories at the Natlab on Strijp-S (in Eindhoven, The Netherlands) will provide with a working space (free of charge) if the winning artist requires one. The winning work will premier during GLOW NEXT, at Strijp-S, from 9 November until 16 November.
Those who are interested are welcome to submit their proposal not later than 1 August 2013, by sending a Vimeo video presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLOW NEXT 2013
Like any playground, GLOW NEXT is a place to encounter and challenge new ideas, stories and experiences. Merging lighting technology, light and art, GLOW NEXT is building a community in which scientists, artists and industrialists inspire, interact and benefit from mutual expertise and experience. A place where experimentation and collaboration results in exceeding the borders of imagination. Capturing both the essence of light, now and in the near future.
At GLOW NEXT, light installations are not only being exhibited, they challenge you to interact and co-create. Whether you are a technology professional or lighting enthusiast. GLOW NEXT strives to be an open playground for every innovative lighting initiative that strengthens the GLOW NEXT eco-system. Therefore, it also programs (in collaboration with its partners) several workshops, seminars and contextual conferences, to spark up imagination.
Further more, GLOW NEXT aims to connect the lighting industry to societal challenges like future lack of resources, healthcare issues, environmental problems and questions concerning ethics, safety and mobility. This mentality makes GLOW NEXT the international precursor of lighting solutions of the future.