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"Call for Artists: Footprints Along a Coastline"
2008-03-31 until 2008-05-01
Foundation Wadden Art
Uithuizermeeden, , NL Netherlands

"Footprints along a coastline" - Wadden Sea Festival Denmark, August 2008 - Ten artists walk and work along the Wadden coast in Denmark. "Footprints along a coastline" is a dynamic international art-on-site project based on considerations about expressions of art, about simplicity, about art in the global environment, about transitorines, life and mortality. Footprints consists of two parts at two locations, Marbaek and Blaavand. From the 16th till the 20th of august ten artists will walk and work along the coast from Marbaek southward. Each artist creates every day a work of art with materials that are present at the site, the tidewater, the beach. In addition to this, every artist can bring small material in a daypack. In five days about fifty works of art will be created from natural elements, leaving the audience with a myriad of works, eventually washed away by the tide or eroded by time and weather.

The 21st august we move north to Blaavand, to a location at the foot of the lighthouse. As a conclusion of this process the artists work for three days on one spot near Ho, creating a space that can serve as a stage for performance art at the 24th, the end of this festival. It will be a composition of materialised involvements and performances of the selected and invited artists.

The artists work solo or together in a certain period. Visitors to the site, may interfere, help or work for themselves, as long as the artists will be allowed to do their work as they wish. Every artist documents the work for use in the website, in the catalogue and exhibition.


Selected artists will receive euro 1000,- for their participation in the project. Basic food and lodging in wooden houses, near the work-area, will be provided. Travelcosts will not be paid for by the organisation.

Participation in the selection

To participate in the selection for this project, send cv and written concept for this project with illustrative material as drawings, pictures and others. Your vision, idea and illustration about landart, eco-art, art in-situ will be visible in the site. Fill out the entry form. Ask at the same address if you have specific questions.

Ideas and concepts can be presented in the website and in the catalogue. The selected artists will have an interview, and the realised works will all be documented in the site and the catalogue.

Deadline for entries for the selection is 1 May 2008.


Exhibitions of the documentation are being planned. We are currently looking for possibilities at various places in Europe.

The Wadden Sea Festival in Denmark 2008

For information about The Wadden Sea Festival contact Helen Lykke-Moller at hl@esbjergkommune.dk or telephonenumber +45 76 16 18 68.

For more information about "Footprints along a coastline" : http://www.waddenart.eu/footprints.

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