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Invitation to International Pre-Qualification: Bergen Bybane Art Project Strømmen (Norway)

Deadline: September 15, 2009, 9:00 am

Bergen Bybane Art Project Strømmen

Bybanen is a light-rail system under construction in the city of Bergen, Norway. On behalf of the City of Bergen Public Art Commission, the Committee for Bergen Bybane Art Program invites Norwegian and international artists to express their interest in a closed competition for a water and/or light-based work. This project is supported by KORO (Public Art Norway) through its public space program.

In this project the Committee has chosen to emphasize its overriding vision and the prime motive for the construction of Bybanen; a vision prioritizing sustainable local and global development. This is the first project of an art program that will encompass both permanent and temporary art works along Bybanen’s route.

Project A1, Strømmen: The Committee envisions a water and/or light-based work. Water and light are intrinsically associated with the project’s theme; furthermore, they provide references both to Bergen’s historical connection to the sea and to the significance of light for our part of the world. Both elements evoke positive associations which will be experienced as invigorating in their own right. Bybanen’s station here lies at the northern bridgehead of Old Nygård Bridge. The art here will be seen and experienced by those waiting at this stop.

Presentations in the prequalification round must not exceed 10 pages. This must include a CV, a description of relevant competence and documentation of earlier projects.

Click here for full submission details in Norwegian, and click here for the details in English.

Applications should be addressed to “Bybanen, Project Strommen” on the envelope and sent to:

Bergen Kommune,
Bergen kommunes fond til kunstnerisk utsmykning av byen,
v/ Grete Riis,
Postboks 7700,
N - 5020 Bergen

Bergen Bybane website