The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is a movement to create art that is not only fashionable but functional on an entirely new level. The United Arab Emirates will be home to the innovative Land Art / Environmental Art installations that will serve as power generators for up to 50,000 residents in the UAE. The UAE is becoming the global leader for renewable energy initiatives and technology. With the creation of Masdar City, the world’s first (and only) zero emissions city, and soon the IRENA headquarters, they are the perfect spot for LAGI’s art. The open competition will include submissions from artists, scientists, engineers and architects from around the world, and the results will be announced near the end of 2010.
Land Art itself is a form of art that melds the landscape and the work of art together. It is not a new concept but using it in this way it will be the first of its kind. The art of the LAGI is also classified as Environmental Installation Art, which is art that resides in a natural space, but uses mediums other than the surrounding materials for the piece. LAGI provides artists with a forum to express their desire to solve the most pressing environmental problems with their art.
The project is divided into 7 stages as follows:
Stage 1 Feasibility study and project guideline development
Stage 2 Call for submissions
Stage 3 Submitted ideas selection and exhibition
Stage 4 Issue of RFPs for design documentation of
Stage 5 Tender of construction works for successful
Stage 6 Construction of sites
Stage 7 Management of complete sites and continuing public
outreach and education projects
The LAGI is a reminder that all things are connected and we can make a beautiful change for others, and for the good of us all. I cannot wait to see the amazing artistic ideas.
The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct Land Art / Environmental Art installations in the United Arab Emirates that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation.
- Organization Type: Profit
- Website: http://www.landartgenerator.org/index.html
- Founder(s):Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian
- Founded: 2009
- Location:Dubai, UAE
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