transmediale.08 award

Sat, February 2, 2008

The transmediale award is dedicated to current positions in digital arts and media. It is an open competition, into which artists are invited to enter their current work. The jury ofthis year’s award competition consisted of Olga Goriunova (Moskow), Nat Muller (Rotterdam), Florian Wüst (Berlin), Mihaela Vasile (Bucharest) und Wonil Rhee (Seoul). In order to reflect the growing number of theoretical and critical practice works submitted for the competition, the festival is announcing the creation of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award. In collaboration with the recently opened Vilém Flusser Archive at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, dedicated to the complete works of the influential visionary and mediaphilosopher, the prize, endowed with 2.000 euros, honours outstanding theoretical or research based practice. The jury nominated the art works described here for the transmediale.08 prize and the Vilém Flusser prize, both will be awarded on February 2 at 21:00 hrs. The nominated works will be presented by the artists within the festival programme.

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