Nominees for New Technological Art Award 2014/Update_5

Nominees for New Technological Art Award 2014/Update_5


June 8, 2014

Nominees for New Technological Art Award 2014/Update_5
November 8–23, 2014

Organization: Liedts-Meesen

Zebrastraat 32/001
9000 Ghent

In reply to the call for projects for our international contest New Technological Art Award 2014, 383 candidates representing 50 nationalities worldwide have registered. This contest is organized by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation in the context of our biennial Update_5.

Out of these projects, an international jury has selected 20 nominees with the proviso of practical realisation in the Update_5 exhibition:

Nurit Bar-Shai (Israel): Objectivity [tentative]: Soundscapes series
JD Beltran + Scott Minneman (USA): Cinema Snowglobe 
Jo Caimo (Belgium): InnerRythms
Martin John Callanan (UK): Departure of All 
Mattia Casalegno (Italy): RBSC.01 
Mats Dekock (Belgium): Reconstructing Mariënbad 
Alisa Goikhman (Israel): LangWidgets 
Bart Hess (Netherlands): Digital Artefacts 
Beverley Hood (UK): Glitching 
Karl Jeron (Germany): Hermes Opera 
Nandita Kumar (India/New Zealand): eLemeNT EaRTh)
Ebru Kurbak (Turkey): The Knitted Radio 
Keith Lam (Hong Kong): One Day Social Sculpture 
Lia (Austria): Filament Sculptures
Dave Murray-Rust + Rocio Von Jungenfeld (Germany): Lichtsuchende
Stéfan Piat (France): Isola 
Quayola (Italy): Captives 
Stefan Tiefengraber (Austria): User Generated Server Destruction 
Jacob Tonski (USA): Balance From Within
Patrick Tresset (France): 5 Robots Named Paul 
Alex Verhaest (Belgium): Temps Mort / Idle Times – Diner Scene 

This jury was composed of Idis Hartmann (Scientific Assistant Director of Prof. Peter Weibel of ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany); Jean-Marie Dallet (Professor at the University of Poitiers and exhibition commissioner of Update I, France); Françoise Meesen of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Belgium; Stef Van Bellingen (Consultant Zebrastraat – Artistic Director of VZW Warp, Belgium); Paul Dujardin (Director Bozar, Brussels, Belgium); Nick Ervinck (artist, winner of the Price of the Public of Update II, Belgium); Julien Maire (artist, winner of the Prize of the Jury of Update II, Belgium); Alain Thibault (Artistic Director of Elektra, international digital arts festival, Canada); Martin Honzík (Head of Department Prix / Festival Ars Electronica, Linz – Austria); and Edwin Carels (Curator, New Media exhibitions, Belgium).

The nominees will compete for the coveted Prize of the Jury and Prize of the Public, which will be awarded at the end of the exhibition of the works during Update_5 (to be held from 8 to 23 November at Zebrastraat Ghent, Belgium).

Zebrastraat: knowledge centre
During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years we organize a Biennial called Update, linked with the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) contest, which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture.

NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector. In addition to the works of the NTAA, several key works from among others LAB-au, front 404-Eyestalkers, installation with slides from Bart Prinsen, Love me tender from Didier Faustino, White from Studio 400, 3d sculpture from Nick Ervinck, etc. will be displayed coming from the world of the art, of scientific discoveries or breakthrough innovations that have significantly changed our way of living and thinking. These objects or concepts form the basis for a separate presentation and perception, in dialogue with the artworks of the nominees of the NTAA.

Contact NTAA: Art Consultant Isolde De Buck, isolde [​at​] / T +0477/789 098

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