An understanding of our influence on the ocean and of its influence on us can make a difference for a better more sustainable world.
Art and artistic expressions have a unique capacity to connect directly to peoples‘ perceptions and emotions and motivate change in existing behaviours and notions.
Digital technologies such as Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality can reach a larger number of people and maximize public awareness and engagement.
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Ustica, Alonissos and Gozo will be the inspiration and the first destination of the ART4SEA project. A 7 days residency program will take place on these three small islands in the Mediterranean basin, where the beautiful natural environments, ancient maritime traditions and direct relationships with locals will inspire the artists in their own creativity.
The physical artworks will be then integrated with the marine, natural and architectural landscapes of the islands, thus creating an open-air and underwater museum that could characterize Ustica, Alonissos and Gozo as lighthouses of the Ocean Conservation.
Vision Multimedia Center
A virtual exhibition of all the artworks created during the ART4SEA project will be accessible on the web and the metaverse to increase public awareness of ocean health and climate change.
The Vision Multimedia Center will be the first to host digitised physical and born-digital artworks produced on the three charming Mediterranean islands of the project
The Center is in Vlora, a coastal city and municipality in southern Albania, which includes the Karaburun Peninsula and Sazan Island and houses the Port, the University of Vlorë, and the unique seaside park Sazan-Karaburun.
The VMC two-storey building is set on the seafront, at the Lungomare, on the right of the Tourism Laboratory’s entrance, in a popular part of the city. It occupies around 34 square meters and includes several environments suitable for the virtual exhibition, such as classrooms, great outdoors and a veranda.
This virtual multimedia gallery is also equipped with two 3D glasses, a projector and some videos about the underwater treasures of the coast of Vlora to promote cultural heritage and natural resources by combining innovation and technology with traditional elements.
A strength of the project is the very diverse partnership. The ART4SEA consortium is made of 7 high-profile European cross-sectoral partners carefully selected for their acknowledged excellence to provide the necessary knowledge, expertise, and state-of-the-art background required to ensure the success of the project as well as the sustainability of the proposed approach and expected results. All the partners share the common interest and a consolidated experience about the sea environment with different and complementary perspectives.