Art Imitates Nature – 21st Century Style

Written by on July 15, 2009 in Featured, Green - 8 Comments

LAGI

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.

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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.

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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
successful proposals
Stage 5 Tender of construction works for successful
proposals
Stage 6 Construction of sites
Stage 7 Management of complete sites and continuing public
outreach and education projects

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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.

Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

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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.


Source: landartgenerator.org

Justine

Justine is passionate about curing social injustice and global environmental issues. She has traveled extensively in Central America and the Caribbean, and is especially interested in the emergence of the Ecotourism industry.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tristan-Pollock/33800903 Tristan Pollock

    Another solid post! Go UAE and Justine!

  • http://www.landartgenerator.org Robert

    Credit to:
    Klaus Lackner, Columbia University – Carbon Sequestering Trees,
    and
    Chetwoods Architects – Wind Dam

    These projects are unrelated to LAGI and were posted to the bLAGI site with citations as inspiration and precedent examples of similar work. The bLAGI site is a place where we will be continuing to post relevant inspirational projects as well as updates to the progress of LAGI as it comes into fruition. Please keep checking in there: http://www.landartgenerator.org/blagi/

    Thanks for the post and for your interest in the project!

  • http://socialearth.org Justine

    Thank you for the clarification Robert,
    These projects are amazing and inspiring! I will be checking in to see the latest ‘works of nature’.

  • http://www.deskaway.com Priyanka D

    wow these projects look really amazing! would like to know more about them.

  • Ashley

    This is sick. Like in a good way. Love it.

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