This is a call for site-specific light projects with an interactive component for the 2020 Winter Light Exhibition. Winter Light invites submissions from Ontario artists or collectives. The Winter Light Exhibition will be curated by Ontario Place with submissions based artistic merit in line with the curatorial theme, size + footprint of the exhibit, the use of light and interactivity, and the viability of the exhibit to succeed outdoors in the winter elements. The mandate of the exhibition is to exhibit great art in a public space and use it as a catalyst for interaction and engagement.
The curatorial theme is Cocoon / to Cocoon. From a practical application in technology to biological transformations in life, to ‘Cocoon’ is a term and application that takes its meaning from those that employ it. The act of Cocooning oneself is to establish a state of being in which one can create a singular and unique world through the act of isolation and regeneration. Some may create cocoons that are inclusive, engaging and vast, while others choose a more protective and sheltered space to enclose themselves. In each case, it is all encompassing and requires equal participation between the individual and the ‘Cocoon’.
Projects must present a unique and engaging interpretation of the curatorial theme Cocoon and focus on utilizing both light and user engagement to encourage, stimulate or motivate audience interaction. Applicants are challenged to interpret the concept of being ‘Cocooned’ within the exhibit and the exhibition itself.
Exhibit Budget: A successful Applicant may receive up to a maximum of $8500 CAD including HST + Artist Fees. The WLE Team will determine the final amount awarded to each Applicant after a review of the submission and budget submitted. As a result, each Applicant must keep in mind that the full funding is not guaranteed.