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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. Presentation of the german artist Verena Friedrich with the installation The Long Now that retains a simple ephemeral bubble, between organic and technological, art and science.
The Long Now
How do you change an ephemeral event into an enduring phenomenon? Verena Friedrich attempts to rise to this challenge through her installation The Long Now. A single soap bubble is placed in an almost "sterile" environment so that it does not change in any way. This is a Plexiglas cube with special equipment, where the bubble seems to levitate, completely still, unchanging and unalterable, with all the symbolism implied.
The reaction, shocked sometimes, of the spectators faced with what appears unlikely in all its simplicity, is quite meaningful. Verena Friedrich’s previous work, Vanitas Machine, was based on the same principle, but with a candle the combustion time of which she increased by placing it in a rarefied atmosphere. In both cases, these devices illustrate the issues associated with the quality/ quantity of life, the prices (technical, economic, biological, etc.) to pay to have time, etc.
Nominated for the Prix Cube 2016 (International Digital Art Prize for Emerging Artists), Verena Friedrich lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Born in 1981, she graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the University of Art and Design Offenbach/Main. The Long Now was developed in the framework of the EMARE Move On programme, in Montreal, in the Oboro media lab (centre devoted to the production and presentation of art, contemporary practices and new medias) and during a residency at the Rustine Lab, the Perte de Signal research-creation laboratory (digital art and creative technologies innovation centre); and with the support of the Goethe Institute, the European Commission Culture Programme 2013, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and FACTlogique); et avec le soutien du Goethe Institut, du Programme Culture 2013 de la Commision Européenne, du Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec et de FACT.
photo © Max Pauer
With her installations, multimedia artist Verena Friedrich lies at the frontier between mechanics, electronics and human biology. Her approach and artistic practices are at the heart of art/science trends, as shown by her residencies at SymbioticA (laboratory for research and creative practices related to life sciences, linked to the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia) and at the Max Planck Institute in Germany notably on issues around the biology of ageing. Verena Friedrich is interested in the fragile combination connecting the organic and technological, constructing installations like The Long Now that aim to embody the fine line between these two worlds.
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THE LONG NOW from Verena Friedrich
The Long Now, Verena Friedrich (DE ) from werkleitz
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Discover others portraits of the nominated artists
Lukas Truniger (Switzerland)
Déjà entendu / an opera automaton | Light and sound installation
Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff (France)
LJÓS | Audiovisual and generative Installation
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
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