428 PARTICIPANTS FROM 47 COUNTRIES - ten artists are nominated.
This year’s awards are:
The Award of the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts 2016 awards 10.000 € for a project realization in 2017. The Grant is awarded to emerging artists with residence in Germany or Germans living abroad, which dedicate themselves in their artistic exploration to trans-disciplinary art forms and approaches and is recognized for the finished work presented at the Festival CYNETART.
The Artist-in-Residence Scholarship of the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts 2016, awarded in cooperation with the Office of Culture and Monument Protection of Dresden, with the value of 10.200 € or a project realization in 2017. The Scholarship is directed to emerging artists with residence in Germany or Germans living abroad, which dedicate themselves in their artistic exploration to trans-disciplinary art forms and approaches and is awarded for the realisation of the submitted concept and a timetable of realisation. The scholarship is intended to allow artists for a limited time to be able to devote themselves on their artistic work. The duration of the Dresdner residence is set after agreement with the TMA and should not last longer than six months. The award-winner will receive a monthly pay out of 1.300 €, an accommodation can be provided by the State Capital of Dresden and work conditions can be arranged in agreement with the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau.
The CYNETART Award, supported by Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden is awarded with a commission of € 5,000.
An expert jury with Edwin van der Heide, artist, composer and scientist in sound, space and interaction, Kyle Chung (Hong Kong, curator and research associate School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong), Stephane Aquin (US, Chief curator of the Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum Washington), Gina Czarnecki (UK, artist and scientist) and Naut Humon (US curator and producer, Recombinant Media Labs CineChamber) will evaluate on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November 2016 all nominations and choose three winners.
The award ceremony will happen on Friday 11 NOV 2016, 7 pm, at Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden.
WHEN A CIRCLE MEETS THE SKY
Reflecting on the intriguing relationships among nature, technology and human agency. Shot in the Mojave Desert, USA (2012) and Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland (2016).
QUADER consists of two transparent objects made of wire reaching from the ceiling to the floor of the exhibition space. The objects are assembled with 960 pieces of wire.
The videos show Statements of stuttering persons at the National Stuttering Association conference. All the moments of stuttering are cut off in one video. Cut pieces form the content of the second video.