Campus Novel, Luminous Flux / Reflected overlays on locative norms
The year 1914 marks the beginning of a series of conferences, which set for the first time on an international level the regulations for the safety of the human life at sea (SOLAS). Growing ship traffic and the end of World War II, followed by a humanitarian vision of global development based on free movement and safety, created the need for an international signal code. Among the tasks of the said conferences was the official mapping of the lighthouse network and also the adoption of an international language protocol. With the occasion of the third conference in 1984, avant-garde filmmaker Jean Epstein was commissioned by the United Nations the production of a documentary on lighthouses. Les Feux de la Mer (The Lights that never fail) was a film of informative and educative purpose and character and was later regarded as mere propaganda.