The VIDA Awards enter a new era

The VIDA Awards enter a new era

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in + VIDA, Article, News

After 16 years, the competition will come to an end. New exhibitions will showcase the latest trends in art and new media The VIDA International Art and Artificial Life Competition is entering a new era. The international artistic creation competition organised by Fundación Telefónica has begun a process which will see the end of the competition – in its current form – to give way to new ways of supporting cutting-edge art, science and technology. VIDA’s story is, to a large extent, the story of the evolution of art and...

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The Iron Ring by Cecilia Jonsson, in ebook

The Iron Ring by Cecilia Jonsson, in ebook

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in News

The The Iron Ring projectby the artist Cecilia Jonsson, winner of Second Prize at VIDA 16.0, tells a long, labyrinthine story which can be followed in a publication produced by the V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media centre in Rotterdam. The idea arose during a residency at V2 in the summer of 2013. The Iron Ring stems from the artist’s interest in parts of the land that have been scarred by mining and ways to reverse the process, obtaining metal from the affected environment. Jonsson collected 24 kilograms of grass contaminated with iron...

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Benjamin Grosser: the quantification of our social life

Benjamin Grosser: the quantification of our social life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in News

In an article published in the academic journal Computational Culture, the artist Benjamin Grosser, winner of First Prize at VIDA 16.0 for his Computers Watching Movies project (2013), analyses the way in which the social media site Facebook encourages its users’ activities through the quantification of their actions. Under the title “What Do Metrics Want? How Quantification Prescribes Social Interaction On Facebook”, Grosser examines the way in which information such as the number of friends a user has, the number of “likes” a post...

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Koli, art and the environment in Finland

Koli, art and the environment in Finland

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in News

The KOLI Environmental Art Festival has announced an open call for the submission of artistic projects to 31 January 2015. The festival, held in Koli National Park in Finland, focuses on the presentation of artistic works in a natural setting, establishing a creative and environmentally-friendly dialogue. The event will be taking place in summer 2015, with artists working at the site from 1 to 6 June. Their work can be viewed until 31 October. When preparing their proposals, artists should bear in mind that the festival will be held in a...

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Roger Malina: “art leads to new science”

Roger Malina: “art leads to new science”

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in + VIDA, News

  Roger F. Malina is an astronomer and editor. He is a Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology at the University of Texas, Dallas where he is developing Art-Science R and D and Experimental publishing research. Former Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence. His specialty is in space instrumentation; he was the Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley. He also has been involved for 25 years with the Leonardo organization whose mission...

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“Cultivos” by Gilberto Esparza: biology and robotics with a critical vision

“Cultivos” by Gilberto Esparza: biology and robotics with a critical vision

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in News

  Gilberto Esparza, prizewinner at VIDA 9.0 and VIDA 13.0, is presenting his individual exhibition Cultivos at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Lima in Peru. Curated by Tatiana Cuevas, the exhibition brings together three main projects from the artist’s research career: Parásitos urbanos (2006-2008), Plantas nómadas (2008-2013) and Plantas autofotosintéticas (2013-2014). These projects show the intersection between robotics, biology, and special attention to the relationship between nature and urban space, the imbalances...

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Kerstin Ergenzinger: Drawing defines time and space

Kerstin Ergenzinger: Drawing defines time and space

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in News

  Until 8 February 2015 the Kunstmuseum Bonnis hosting the exhibition Zeich[n]enby artist Kerstin Ergenzinger, winner of the First Prize at VIDA 15.0. The creator of the installation Rotes Rauschen bases her work on the perception of the space around us, as she explains in a recent interview for this blog, and in this exhibition she plays with drawings as traces and signs. The exhibition includes an installation created especially for the Kunstmuseum Bonn entitled Intrusion/Tiefenzeit, which consists of a moving mural...

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Telefónica R&D Incentives Prize

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Article

The VIDA Awards rank among the most important distinctions in the field of new media art. Created in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, they are currently the only prizes dedicated to art and artificial life. Over the past 15 years, VIDA has consolidated its firm commitment to defining and developing new contemporary artistic practices in the context of technological, scientific, and cultural innovation. The VIDA 16.0 jury, consisting of international experts Honor Harger, Jose Carlos Mariátegui, Marina MacDougall, Mónica Bello, Nell...

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Incentives for Production Prizes

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Article

The VIDA Awards rank among the most important distinctions in the field of new media art. Created in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, they are currently the only prizes dedicated to art and artificial life. Over the past 15 years, VIDA has consolidated its firm commitment to defining and developing new contemporary artistic practices in the context of technological, scientific, and cultural innovation. The VIDA 16.0 jury, consisting of international experts Honor Harger, Jose Carlos Mariátegui, Marina MacDougall, Mónica Bello, Nell...

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Eight Honorable Mentions

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Article

The VIDA Awards rank among the most important distinctions in the field of new media art. Created in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, they are currently the only prizes dedicated to art and artificial life. Over the past 15 years, VIDA has consolidated its firm commitment to defining and developing new contemporary artistic practices in the context of technological, scientific, and cultural innovation. The VIDA 16.0 jury, consisting of international experts Honor Harger, Jose Carlos Mariátegui, Marina MacDougall, Mónica Bello, Nell Tenhaaf,...

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