The first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN was awarded on December 6th, 2011, to the 28-year-old German artist Julius Von Bismarck for the quality of his ideas and his ability to make playful creative collisions between the arts and science.
With a growing international reputation for his diverse and experimental artistic practice, Von Bismarck was given the award by the jury for “his proposal and work which manipulates and criticises our notions of reality in unpredictable ways, often with inventive use of video, objects and public interventions”. His works are also characterised by his fascination with complex philosophical and scientific ideas.
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The award was made following the jury meeting to assess 395 entries from over 40 countries around the world, after the 7 week open call was announced at the Ars Electronica Festival September 2011. The high quality of ideas and range of disciplines shows the strength of interest and focus on the importance of science and technology in our world as a source of inspiration across the art forms.
In recognition of the high level of interest and participation in the competition, as well as the quality and range of ideas shown by the international artists, the jury decided to create an additional category of Honorary Mentions.
The Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2011 Honorary Mentions were awarded to: