The 5th edition of RGB Light Experience It will take place in Rome from 9 to 11 October 2020, the “Lightmotiv” Sara “Naturare”.

If the past edition with “Lightscapes” we asked you to change the space, suggesting that you conceive the urban space as a living being and modify its morphology, creating a change in the genre, appearance, in character and moral and spiritual attitude, with “Naturare” we ask you to move forward.

"Naturare” invites you to think about Humanity, and all that is proper to him, not as a center of Nature, but as part of it; it asks you to think and act with the awareness that we live a living place and are part of a closely interconnected whole.

Humanity acts in an invasive and irresponsible way, selfish and careeristic, capitalist and anti-capitalist, deluding himself to rule the natural world and ignoring the responsibilities he has towards it. The impact of Humanity on Nature is such as to seriously threaten the quality of its existence and to radically influence the fate of other species, destroying entire ecosystems. It is necessary to introduce a rapid and radical change; we have a responsibility to take care of Nature, this is the thought that must govern our actions!

What artistic action can we activate to overturn the way in which Humanity stands towards Nature? How can we through art, maximum expression of human creativity, "Naturare” the impact of the action of the whole of Humanity and put it in harmony with Nature? 

In the design of the artistic proposals, the participants will have to adopt the concept of "Nature” as the main guide; the final aim of the proposal must be to promote progress towards what Michelangelo Pistoletto has defined “Third Paradise”.

Submit your artistic proposal no later than hours 12:00 (+1 GMT) of the 24 May 2020

–>  Due to the numerous requests for extension, the deadline for the delivery of the artistic proposals has been postponed to 22 June 2020!!!  <–

PLACES

RGB takes place in Rome, in the urban context that best represents the future of our society; a cosmopolitan place made of coexistence between peoples and mix of different realities, where colors, customs and traditions are intertwined, influencing each other, creating, unconsciously, new worlds. It is the triangle of earth that has vertices there’pedestrian area of ​​Pigneto, l’Alessandrino Aqueduct of Sangalli Park and Piazza Malatesta; a path of approx 4 kilometers that winds along the historic streets and the architecture and landscapes of the neighborhood.

The RGB Light Experience artistic installations will have to create a strong union with the environment that will host them; the work will become part of the neighborhood and the neighborhood will participate in the work, exalting each other in an exchange that tends to merge. Your design proposal can therefore be designed for outdoor places or semi-closed spaces positioned along the path of the Festival: streets and alleys, squares and gardens, galleries, palaces, facades and courtyards.

Let yourself be inspired and stimulated by the places for the creation of your work of art!

You can find out the path of RGB through the Google map* and view the photographs of the locations selected by the Artistic Direction in the’album Flickr.

*The map highlights the locations deemed most interesting by the Artistic Direction, in any case, the artistic proposals can be designed to be set up in any other location along the pre-established route.

SECTIONS

Urbe Light

Light Art installations, Light Design, Ambient Light, Architectural Lighting, Urban Light, Video Installations and Videomapping. "Urbe Light" investigates the relationship between art and the urban environment; is the section dedicated to the works that will be installed along the path of the Festival.

Light Performance

Light Painting, Light Art and Light Showing performances in closed or open spaces. "Light Performance" is the section dedicated to performances where light is the predominant dramaturgical aspect.

3D Virtual Reality

The artistic proposals must concern the world of 3D: 3D projections on screen (visible with passive glasses), Virtual reality (visible with VR viewers), 3D installations (visible to the naked eye), Analog 3D Projectors (visible to the naked eye).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The only way to participate in the Call for Artist is to fill out the form below in each of its sections, attaching the required material (data sheet; budget; planimetry; video, photo, render, drawings – maximum upload allowed 30 MB).

The application must be received no later than hours 12:00 (+1 GMT) of the 22 June 2020.

After sending the form, you will receive a summary email. If you do not receive this email within a few minutes check for spam, otherwise contact us.

For any information write toinfo@rgblightfest.com

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

As for past editions, also for the next, there are no special requirements for participation, if you don't want to get involved, apply and experiment.

The call is aimed at artists, single or in a group, of all ages and all nationalities.

It is possible to participate in the selection by presenting one or more projects (an application must be completed for each proposal).

The design proposals must have light as the main form of expression: light art, light installations, light object, bright environments, light design, architectural lighting, urban light, video installations, video mapping, performance live, light show, 3D projections and installations.

Only artistic proposals relating to the theme will be taken into consideration “Naturare”.

Although it is preferable to propose an unpublished work, projects already completed may also be presented, provided that they have never been exhibited in the territory of the Municipality of Rome.

The work proposed for the "Urbe Light" section must be site-specific, specially designed for a place located along the Festival route or in the immediate vicinity. The proposals relating to the "Light Performance" section must indicate a possible location.

In case there is a need, the Artistic Direction reserves the right to relocate the works in order to maintain a functional structural organicity to the Festival as a whole, clearly in compliance with the preference indicated by the artist.

The festival will provide for the production costs of the work (up to a gross maximum of Euro 3.500,00) and travel costs, board and lodging of the artist.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The decisive elements for the selection will be:

  • The relevance of the artistic proposal to the theme “Naturare”
  • The quality of the work of art, both in technical and artistic terms
  • The socio-cultural value of the work of art, in relation to the territory that will host it
  • Economic feasibility
  • For the Urbe Light section, the site specific character of the proposed work of art

The selection of the questions will take place at the discretion of the Artistic Direction. The results of the Call for Artists will be communicated on the official website of the festival (www.rgblightfest.com) by 15 July 2020.

DOWNLOAD THE CARDS AND FILL IN THE FORM TO PARTICIPATE (maximum upload allowed 30 MB)

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