AWARDS NEW MEDIA
MILLA AND PARTNER AWARD FOR MEDIA IN SPACE
"G-Player" by Jens Brand, Germany 2004
General Statement of the jury:
"We gave awards to performances or performance-like installations because the social use of space was more interesting and well researched in these projects."
The Milla and Partner-Award for Media in Space will be given ex aequo to
Minimal Games Bar by Olaf Val, Germany 2004
"The educational aspects and the low-tech approach of this project give the user the conceptual and technical tools to explore computer games from a different perspective. In this way they become artisans, lowering the game devices' complexity. Moreover it is important to consider the social aspects of learning the assembling techniques in a collective workshop. The self constructed hardware interface is an additional ironical aspect of the low-tech style. The public availability of the artist through a webpage guarantees futher personal developments and a deeper communication between the artist and the public"
"Emotion Dictation" or "Discovery of Twosomeness" by FIFS, - The People, Germany, 2005
"The value of this work is to implement commonly available technologies like cameras or tv sets in the classic performance rules involving the public with a large range of emotions. Visitors are integrated into the performance. The action is based on a human processed algorithm and the squat-like ambient creates a lively social space. The short circuit between the two rooms creates also different layers of participation so the perfomance's settings turn the uneasiness into fun or community feelings"
IBM-AWARDS FOR NEW MEDIA
"Blogbot” by Alex Dragulescu, Romania 2004
"In the tradition of automatic literature this project codes the information flows of blogs in an elegant way implementing thevfrequent updates with a good interface and through differentvinformation layers. At the same time the project is individualisingvthe events of the Iraqi war, which is the source, and making it morevabstract through the game aesthetic. In this way it is storing andvtransforming the developing character of a blog into a living piece of memory. The flow of information, the settings of time and thesequence intuitively trigger the attention of the user."
General statement of the jury:
"In our opinion in the offline section there were no works really dealing with the various possibilities of the medium, so we decided to give a second online award to a work that is close to the offline section."
"Slikari Putuju" vobyn The Travelling Painters and D&D Office Support, Netherlands 2003/04
"Slikari Putuju is a well done documentation of public spaces' interventions reinforced by the online presence intended as a virtual public space. It documents a piece of art that really needs to be archived because of its daily changing character. The forum is the project's section that gives it an urge to be an online project because it proves the success of the intervention"
AWARDS FILM / VIDEO
Special Mention Norman 2005
"Traveller’s Tales" by Tim Sharp, Austria 2003
The Norman 2005 will be given to:
"My German Boyfriend" by Wayne Yung, Germany 2004
"A satirical and selfironic story about cultural misconceptions, projections and love, that reconsiders its own making and involves the audience in the process in an entertaining way."
TEAM WORK AWARD 2005
Special Mention Team-Work-Award
"Picture Paradise 01-152" by Katrin Siegrist, Tina Hennefarth, Germany 2004
The Team-Work-Award will be given to:
"Klappling” by Franz Wanner, Heinz Geiger, Germany, 2004
"An excellent team work under extreme challenges"
WANDA AND YOLANDA AWARD
"Familie Teczan" by Nevin Aladag, Germany 2001
"A Camouflaged Question in the Air" by Hiroharu Mori, USA 2003/04