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\\international\media\art award 2003

The competition for the \\international\media\art\award 2003 is being jointly organised by Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden [SWR] and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in cooperation with the Swiss television station SF DRS, and ARTE. This award is the successor to the International Video Art Award, awarded for the first time in 1992. The general term »media art« is intended to provide a forum on the television and in the general public for artistic videos as well as other media and interactive arts projects.
[As a partner of the ZKM, the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg supports the \\international\media\art\award 2003.]

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Constructed Life: Scenarios of Fiction among computer games, cyber-sex, nanobytes and robotic arts

One impact of global medias on culture and economy, on politics and society is the progressive substitution of the mechanisms of the social construction of reality by the mechanisms of the media construction of reality. The media are not only fields of action but also the constructors of prescriptions for the action. »How to make things with media«: that’s the performative turn of media society.

From laptop-music to the standardized entertainments industry, from the computer game to genetic engineering, from the daily »chat« in the Internet to the use of intelligent tools, we see the increase of constructibility and artificiality. Whether in business and in correspondence, whether in leisure time or in private relationships – for their organization we use the virtual data space.

This year the International Media Award wants to know from artists all over the world: How do you see the »Constructed Life«? What is your vision of our future? Where are the chances and dangers of this development?

- Peter Weibel -

\\\\\deadline for submissions\\

1 April 2003
[Only entries postmarked no later than the deadline for submission will be accepted.]

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\\international\media\art\award 2003 \\ VIDEO \ EUR 12,000
\\ international\media\art\award 2003 \\ INTERACTIVE \ EUR 12,000
special award \\ production at ZKM and TV documentary on SWR viewers' award \\ non-monetary prize

- > Jury
- > Terms of the Comeptition | Entry form [.pdf]

Information:

SWR Südwestrundfunk
Redaktion Medienkunstpreis
76522 Baden-Baden

medienkunstpreis@swr.de

- > http://www.medienkunstpreis.de

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