E 3°7'45" or 3,1292
MUZE'UM L: MUZE'UM LIGHT & LANDSCAPE
A LIGHT MERIDIAN IN THE LANDSCAPE
the 2.5 hectare zilverberg site in zuid-roeselare includes the ‘old zilverberg’ archeological site, a number of parcels of land for artistic outdoor activities, and the muz’eumL: ‘Light and Landscape’ // at 03°07’45” to the east of the greenwich meridian (0° longitude), an imaginary north-south line passes through the zilverberg site // this line of longitude is visualised as a straight green line of vegetation in the landscape and then as a shaft of sunlight cutting straight through an architectural monument: a light line // after passing through muze’umL, its amphitheatre and the zilverberg site, this ‘light meridian’ goes on to cross seas and oceans, europe (belgium, france, spain), north africa and antarctica and then the entire pacific ocean on the other side of the globe, close to the date line // the LM passes through some very special landscapes in europe.
A LIGHT MERIDIAN BISECTING A LIGHT MUZE’UM
a long, white building no taller than a man lies on a green hillside // a sloping corridor frames the sky as it leads you down // architectural and landscaping interventions frame successive segments of the natural world outside // a longitudinal cleft in the roof allows a shaft of sunlight to enter and draw the meridian as a line of light // every day at the solar noon, when the sun is at its highest point, the sun is for a short time directly above this light meridian and throws a perpendicular line of light // one hour before and after noon fantastic geometrical patterns of sunlight cross the patio // observers who see this at just the right moment will be struck with amazement and wonder // of course, this phenomenon can only be experienced when the sun is shining
MUZE’UM L: MUSES , BEAUTY, HARMONY
‘in beauty is the splendor of the true’, plato.
in the indoor area, how the light falls at a given moment can inspire all manner of ongoing or momentary artistic events or experiments to do with ‘light’, ‘line’ or ‘landscape’, such as exhibitions and installations, small scale concerts or literary acts etc. // the natural garden at the back is also open for artistic interventions // muze’um L is available as a setting or a stage for anyone who would like to collaborate to present uncomplicated natural beauty and harmony: including you // if you are a visual artist, musician, sound artist, literary artist or poet, architect or landscape architect, photographer or video artist, engineer or technician, or interested in medicine, electromagnetic waves and patterns or whatever, muze’um L could catalyse your project and place it on the light meridian.