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"Sound / Light / Multimedia Artworks for Pedestrian Bridges at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport"
2003-10-06 until 2003-10-31
Broward County Public Art and Design Program
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA United States of America

The Broward Cultural Council Public Art and Design Program is seeking to commission an artist to create original integrated artworks using sound, light, or multimedia as medium of choice. The artist may choose to work with a single medium or a combination of them. The artwork will be integrated into the design of three designated areas within the Pedestrian Bridges being built from Terminal 2 and 3 in the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport.

Agency: Aviation Department

The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is designated A Place for People, and facilitates the belief that a modern airport serving millions can still be civilized. From its 9,000 ft. main runway, nonstop service is provided to South America, Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and over 40 U.S. cities. The facility handles 600 air carrier flights daily carrying a total average of 46,650 passengers a day. The airport maintains a special relationship with Port Everglades, the second largest cruise terminal in the world, located just eight minutes away by shuttle bus. The airport has four terminals and several multi-level parking garages. Major art projects at the airport include works by Jody Pinto, Paul DeMarinis, Alice Adams, Carolyn Braaksma, Clyde Butcher, Miles Coolidge, Jim Green, Liam Gillick, and Duane Hanson. The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Public Art Master Plan states: “The defining feature of this region is its environment. It is this subtropical ecological system that shapes its spirit of place.”

Artwork Scope
Sound / Light / Multimedia Artworks for Pedestrian Bridges

These pedestrian bridges, part of the 2020 Vision Airport Expansion program, will connect the newly refurbished Terminals 2 and 3 with the main two garages in the facility, the Palm and Hibiscus Garages. Two specific areas have been identified within the span of the bridge for Terminal 2 and one in the bridge for Terminal 3, all areas are air-conditioned.

Both architectural designs for these bridges include structures that are enclosed with glass and trusses. These bridges will be located above the upper departure levels. Artwork must be conducive to a smooth pedestrian flow on the bridge. The artist will focus on design opportunities that will contribute to enhancing the identity and flavor of Broward County and the South Florida community while creating a unique sensory experience for bridge users.

Artist Services

The following activities may be required:
• Development of a concept for the sound/light/multimedia art project to be integrated into the already designed Pedestrian Bridges
• Design modification, as needed, to seamlessly integrate the artist designed elements in the base building Construction Documents
• Fabrication, installation, and coordination with the project’s General Contractor and Airport Expansion Program Managers during construction phase
• Community Interaction
• Educational Outreach

Anticipated Art Project Schedule

Artists Selection: Late December, 2003
Design Completion: February 2004
Design Revisions : March – May 2004
Construction: June 2004- February 2006

Art Project Budget

The total budget established for the Sound / Light / Multimedia Artworks for Pedestrian Bridges in Terminals 2 and 3 is $ 420,000. The budget includes all costs: i.e. research, community and agency meeting costs, design, materials, fabrication, installation, insurance, proposals, travel, sales tax, and transportation.

Artist Eligibility

The Sound / Light / Multimedia Artworks for Pedestrian Bridges is open to all professional artists working on any sound, light, and or multimedia art forms who reside in the United States with experience in implementing and working in the public arena with government agencies. Artist must be able to effectively work within the aggressive project timeline and collaborate with the architects of records, Airport Expansion Program Managers, and the Aviation Department.

Application Process

The Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel for Aviation will review applications. The committee includes a member of the Public Art and Design Committee, arts professionals and agency and community representatives. The selection panel will review the submissions and invite a short list of artists to develop a preliminary conceptual approach and proposal to be interviewed by the selection panel. Finalists will be paid a $ 1,500 honorarium for their proposals in addition to interview travel costs. Finalists’ proposals must include a written narrative, estimated project budget, and audio and or visual material (rendering or models) necessary to convey the initial concept or approach to the project.

Application Requirements

The information and documentation below must arrive (not postmarked) at the Cultural Division before the date specified.

12 Collated Copies

Letter of interest - The one-page maximum letter should state interest in the project, outline artist’s approach to public art and highlight relevant past experience on projects of similar budget and scope.

Professional resumé - Include public art experience with budget size of past projects. Teams should submit one resumé for each team member.

One Copy

Slides / Audio Visuals - Artist should submit one set of slides and or audio visual material (2-3 projects with a combined total duration of 5 minutes or less) representative of his/her most recent works of art. A maximum of 10-35 mm slides may be submitted. All audio visual material must be submitted in the VHSformat.

Annotated slide / audio visual list - Name of Artist, title of work, media, location of artwork, project budget, slide number and any other relevant information.

Return Envelop - Self-addressed and stamped. Note that only slides will be returned.

5 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2003

Send to:

Public Art and Design Program
Attn: Sound / Light / Multimedia Artworks for Pedestrian Bridges
Broward Cultural Division
100 S. Andrews Ave, Sixth Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Contact: Mary Ann Caldron
Phone: (954) 357- 8093
FAX: (954) 357-5769
Website: broward.org/arts
Email: mcaldron@broward.org

For additional information, please contact Patricia Romeu, Public Art and Design Project Manager at 954-357-8542 or
e-mail promeu@broward.org

Public Art and Design Committee Members
Bonnie Barnett, Chair,
Francie Bishop Good,
Deborah Fabian-Strelkow,
George Bolge,
David Rivera,
Teen Woon, and Chris Wren

Broward Cultural Division
Mary A. Becht, Director

Public Art and Design Staff
Kerry Kennedy, Public Art and Design Program Manager
Mary Ann Caldron,
Claire Garrett,
Grace Kewl,
Tin Ly,
Patricia Romeu,
Elsi Rose

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