With a considerable amount of irony Ho Tzu-Nyen, one of the most renowned Singapurian filmmakers, borrows the image of Newton's apple as a metaphor for the futile challenge artists face in terms of achieving a creative inspiration (or rather, one after another) of their own accord.
Diese für den transmediale Award nominierte, akustisch-performative Installation der
indonesischen Künstlergruppe HONF (The House of Natural Fibre) stellt eine Reaktion auf das religiös motivierte, nationale Verbot alkoholischer Getränke in Indonesien dar. Auf der transmediale.11 verwandelt sich die Installation zudem in die Performance bacteria orchestra, wenn sie als komplexes Instrument Kunst, Wissenschaft und Lebendiges vereint.
The jury for the transmediale Award 2011 have nominated seven outstanding art works from among an impressive pool of over 1000 entries submitted from around the world, covering a broad range of digital and media arts practice. Congratulations to the nominees - and good luck to the transmediale Award 2011 winner who will be announced in Berlin at the Awards Ceremony 5 February 2011!
Nominated for the Open Web Award are three projects that critically consider and make use of the potential of the Open Web. They have an online component, implement open and free technology and facilitate participation and collaboration. Drumbeat Project Producer Henrik Moltke represented award partner Mozilla at the jury session.
From 15 October 2010 the nominated works will be made available on the Mozilla Drumbeat Platform for a public vote that will determine the winner of this award.
The winners of the transmediale Award 2011, Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 and the Open Web Award have been announced in the Award Ceremony. Congratulations to The House of Natural Fibre (HONF) from Indonesia with their installation Intelligent Bacteria – Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to Jordan Crandall with his written piece GATHERINGS 1: EVENT, AGENCY, AND PROGRAM and to Evan Roth for Graffiti Analysis / Graffiti Markup Language.
The 2011 Open Web Book Sprint, the follow-up to the 2010 Collaborative Futures Book Sprint, took place at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), between 17 and 21 January 2011, in the lead up to transmediale.11. During this time six sprinters – Michelle Thorne, Christopher Lee Adams, Jon Phillips, Alejandra Perez, Mick Fuzz and Barry Threw – were 'locked' into a room at .CHB to produce an entire book from scratch. This year's sprint was also facilitated by Adam Hyde from FLOSS Manuals, with a book that intends to define the contours of what an Open Web should and could be, and why it is essential for guaranteeing our own cultural expression and freedoms.
With their essay Zombie Media, Garnet Hertz and Jussi Parikka approach media archaeology with the aim of making it into an art methodology. Following a presentation of their ideas, the Vilém Flusser Theory Award nominees invite participants to enact the process of circuit bending: Participants will disassemble battery powered devices such as toys to subsequently perform with their customised instruments.