transmediale Award 2010

transmediale Award 2010

Together transmediale and CTM annually invite submissions to the transmediale Award. The transmediale award seeks to honor outstanding experimental artworks that embrace, question and enrich our understanding and relationship to our immersed media and technologically driven society. Once again an international jury has met in Berlin at the end of September to issue the list of Award Nominees for 2010.

As leading international festivals for art and digital culture as well as adventurous music and related visual arts, respectively, transmediale and CTM annually invite submissions to the transmediale Award Competition and the Vilém Flusser Theory Award. The transmediale Award 2010 honors contemporary art works, projects and positions that respond to the challenges of our rapidly changing digital, technological and networked cultures. Theoretical abstracts, papers and research oriented positions are eligible for the Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2010. Both prizes together amount to a total of 10.000 EUROS.
 
Over the course of several days an international jury consisting of artists, researchers and curators have viewed and evaluated the round 1,500 submissions for 2010 to determine the nominees for the transmediale Award 2010. We are pleased to announce the list of nine Award Nominees.
 
transmediale presents and pursues the advancement of artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural, political and creative impact of new technologies, network practices and digital innovation. As a festival aiming to define the contours of contemporary digital culture, it seeks out artistic practices that not only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that shape the way in which we think about and experience the technologies which impact virtually all aspects of our daily lives. As such, transmediale understands media technologies as cultural and aesthetic techniques that need to be embraced in order to comprehend, critique, and shape global societies.
 
CTM is dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music and sound creation, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities and social practises that develop within and connect to those audio cultures. Thus, the festival reflects on the agency of contemporary sound creation within the cultural fabric of society and its technological and social transformations. It explores the intersections of contemporary music and audio art with other artistic forms and cultural fields. A special emphasis is put on the creative use of new technologies, the interplay of sound with other media formats, the situational potential of live performances, the formation of social networks, and the advancement of a positive form of globalization.
 
Previous transmediale Award winners have included renowned artists such as Herman Asselberghs, Shilpa Gupta, Harwood/Wright/Yokokoji, Zhou Hongxiang, Istvan Kantor, Thomas Koener, Julia Meltzer/David Thorne, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Netochka Nezvanova, schoenerwissen, ubermorgen.com, Adrian Ward, Herwig Weiser and 242.pilots. The Vilém Flusser Theory Award, in collaboration with the _Vilém_Flusser_Archive of the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin, has been awarded to Simon Yuill (2008), Denis Rojo aka jaromil and Brian Holmes (2009).
 
The jury members of the transmediale Award 2010 are Yves Bernard (Bruessel), Michelle Kasprzak (Edinburgh), Doreen Mende (Berlin), José Luis de Vicente (Barcelona) and Li Zhenhua (Beijing/Zuerich).
 
The three advisors of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2010 are Marcel René Marburger (_Vilem_Flusser_Archiv, Berlin), Oliver Grau (Donau-Universität Krems) und Sabeth Buchmann (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien).

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