Prix Cube 2016: Lukas Truniger

Reference center for digital creation in France, Le Cube continues with this 3rd edition of the Prix Cube (International Digital Art Prize for Emerging Artists) to promote and support emerging artists and innovative practices in today’s art. This international award for young designers in digital art distinguishes a digital artwork under 2 years performed by artists under 36 years in the fields of interactivity, generativity, network, the Internet or mobility.

A selection committee met to choose the six works nominated for the Prix Cube 2016. The 6 shortlisted artworks will be exhibited during the Prix Cube from 13 to 17 April 2016 in the exceptional setting of the Espace Saint-Sauveur, a desacralized 19th century chapel in Issy-les-Moulineaux A jury of personalities from the cultural, institutional and media finally nominate the winner of the 2016 Cube at the official evening awards ceremony, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Digitalarti Media, partner of the Prix Cube 2016 has meet the nominated digital artists. After introducing Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff, we continue with Lukas Truniger and his installation Déjà Entendu | an opera automaton.

LUKAS TRUNIGER Déjà entendu | an opera automaton

The musician, composer and new media artist Lukas Truniger was born in Zurich in 1986 and currently lives in Lille. He graduated from the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Dusseldorf, he did a course in computer assisted composition, computer music and visual music. Then, thanks to a stay at Le Fresnoy (National Studio for Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing), he turned his attention to media arts. His artistic approach is spanned by multiple dilemmas. How is an algorithm represented on stage? What is the relationship between computers and humans, between virtual and society? What is the relationship between algorithms and performers, between software and viewers? How do you design a digital instrument for the stage? How do depict digital processes?

 


photo Le Fresnoy

"The questions asked by participants on the digital scene are important for the whole of society", he said, since "we are all living in a very high-tech society. […] More generally, digital will penetrate reality, space and the tangible. Algorithms are increasingly moving towards an organic/biological approach, machines are becoming increasingly flexible. Nature inspires the creators of algorithms. These exchanges become increasingly powerful. The transition from virtual to reality is particularly important. It offers very interesting artistic challenges".
 


photo Le Fresnoy

Presented at Prix Cube 2016 (International Digital Art Prize for Emerging Artists), his piece Déjà Entendu | An Opera Automaton "is a sound and light installation, that examines our language increasingly influenced by "intelligent" algorithms present in smartphones, inboxes, translation software… It is a reinterpretation of Faust’s classic epic that is staged thanks to an industrial design device. Without actors or decor, the computer restages the epic. A programme collects different versions of Faust’s opera. The words and melodies are cut, reorganised and reconstructed thanks to automatic learning algorithms and shown on LED displays. A new fragmented and absurd version of Faust is thus created, with varying degrees of legibility, made of light and sound movements. […] Like a digital poem, it reveals the nature of these algorithms and the contours underpinning the language: melodic and linear, repetitive and rhythmic".

For Lukas Truniger, the sequel will be written in the town of Quebec, in Canada, at Avatar (centre for sound and electronic art) that will host him for a 3-month residency in order to develop a new installation. He is also developing a new performative project, with the jazz musician Nicola Hein, about relationships between language and music. A way also to reassert that artists, not only digitally, have always "used and misused technology and thus created new approaches with the aim of asking critical questions, but also to create astonishment, drama or unconventional universes".

 

Lityin Malaw
 


Lukas TRUNIGER > "DEJA ENTENDU I AN OPERA AUTOMATON" from Le Fresnoy

Site: lukastruniger.net

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NOMINATED ARTISTS

BARTHÉLEMY ANTOINE-LŒFF / Ljós
MICHAEL CANDY / Big Dipper
LUKAS TRUNIGER / Déjà entendu I An opera automaton
SAŠA SPACAL, MIRJAN ŠVAGELJ, ANIL PODGORNIK / Myconnect
IRIS AND CEDAR / Surveillance
VERENA FRIEDRICH / The long now
 

EVENTS

From 13 au 17 april 12h/20h
THE EXHIBITION
Free

12 april 19h/22h
SOIRÉE DE REMISE DE PRIX
invitation

13 april 19h/21h
 "DATE THE ARTISTS"
invitation via Facebook and Twitter

14 & 15 april 14h/21h
FESTIVAL DES RENDEZ-VOUS DU FUTUR
Free

16 & 17 april 18h
LES APÉROS NUMÉRIQUES
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13 april 10h/12h
CAFÉ TABLETTE
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13, 16 and 17 april 14h and 16h
LES ATELIERS DES FAMILLES
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From 13 to 15 april 12h30 and 18h30
6 & 17 avril 12h30, 14h30, 16h30 & 18h30
GUIDED TOURS FOR ALL
Free reservation
 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

ESPACE SAINT-SAUVEUR 4 parvis Corentin Celton
Issy-les-Moulineaux
 Métro Line 12 – Corentin Celton / Vélib’ 21311

 
 

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