Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN
CERN's latest experiment colliding the minds of scientists with the imagination of artists opened in 2011 with the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN prize in digital arts. This was the first prize to be announced as part of the new Collide@CERN Artists Residency 3-year programme initiated by the laboratory.
This international competition to win a funded residency at CERN and Ars Electronica, Futurelab, marks the 3-year science/arts cultural partnership and creative collaboration between CERN and Ars Electronica – which originated with CERN's cooperation with Origin, the annual Ars Electronica Festival in September 2011.
The first winner in 2011 was the german visual artist Julius von Bismarck. The jury also awarded three honorary mentions. Read more.... And follow the blog The first competiton attracted 395 entries from over 40 countries around the world.
In November 2012, following the second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN open call, the award was made to the american sound sculptor, Bill Fontana. Read press release. The jury also awarded an honorary mention to the mexican artist Ale de la Puente. Bill Fontana will be resident at CERN starting July 2013.
On 4 July, Bill Fontana and his science inspiration partner, CERN cosmologist Subodh Patil, present their work in art and science at the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation. This Conference wil include an opening address by Profesor Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, Ariane Koek Creator of the Collide@CERN programme and Horst Hoertner, Director of Futurelab, Ars Electronica, Linz.
We look for artists in any domain who work with the digital as means of creation and/or production, and who will be truly inspired by CERN. They have to show their wish to engage with the ideas and/or technology of particle physics or with CERN as a place of scientific collaboration, using them as springboards of the imagination which dare to go beyond the paradigm. You might be a choreographer, performer, visual artist, film maker or a composer – what you all have in common is that you use the digital as the means of making your work and/or the way of presenting it.
The award includes prize money, a production grant and a funded residency in two parts – with an initial 2 months at CERN with a CERN scientist as an inspiration partner. The second part is a month with the Futurelab team and mentor at Ars Electronica Linz with whom the winner will develop an idea inspired by the CERN residency.
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