c.i.c., international non-profit association aims to promote the interaction on an international level between artists, scientists and philosophers and the environment. c.i.c. has 3 following projects: 'museum L & art in situ centre', 'the levka ori creative encounters' and 'artonivo'.
villa eksternest (head office CIC), perched on a hill with a panoramic view, built by modernist arch. huib hoste 1945 and christiaan vanderplaetse 1963, has been known as a centre for artistic integration since 1990.
1. museum L
in the context of the new afforestation plans for the region, c.i.c. aims to establish around villa eksternest a haven of peace at the top of the zilverberg. this would be a place where walkers can enjoy a view of the town of roeselare in the distance, and rest or stroll through a contemporary art landscape. there are presently worked out plans to present landart and landscaping art in symbiosis with the setting in order to make the place an attractive venue for walkers, nature lovers and art lovers. a willow avenue leads to the archeological site zilverberg. villa eksternest would have the spindle function with art exhibitions and panorama view options. an observation point will provide a panoramic view from altitude on the land & the art experiments in the landscape.
museum L (Light & Landscape): a site to experience with all the senses:
the building and the surrounding landscape will be split into east and west on the sunlight apogee, creating a light meridian. the sunlight shining perpendicular to this meridian at approx 2 p.m. ( at 1 p.m. in winter) on this spot, will not be visually impaired and will therefore not show shadows. the original architectural concept will serve as an environment for temporary exhibitions, where the sun and the natural elements will be the engine of the continuously changing presentation.
the long experience of the International Association CIC in many disciplines (and especially in glass art in collaboration with "le musée-atelier du verre" de sars poteries in france) will be the basis for the exhibition policy.
every year, the c.i.c. organizes with levka ori org interdisciplinary encounters in crete, where a topic is developed jointly by all the participants in the context of the natural surroundings. this year: the 18th edition is dedicated to 'NEW EARTH-SKY RESONANCES' how to use the magnesia site's own resonance to create harmony.
the c.i.c. is the permanent organizer of the exibitions in art o nivo, wollestraat 25, bruges, where the emphasis is on showing art works under a joint topic. this year the topic is 'ET FIAT LUX', where glass and photography go together, supported by a graphical approach, haiku on banners and music on CD each contributing to the generall atmosphere.
the centre enjoys the support of the ministry of the flemish community, world crafts council belgique francophone, le musée-atelier du verre, sars-poteries (fr) and some embassies e.g. of france and the netherlands.