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11 Jun 2008

Winner Award New Media / Foundation Liedts-Meesen

Julien Maire, Exploding Camera
Award New Media Foundation Liedts-Meesen

Digitale Art - Update 2


till the 6th of July 2008

Wed. till Sun. from 14 till 18h


Zebrastraat 32/ 001
9000 Gent

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The Award New Media Foundation Liedts-Meesen has been given on the 1st of June to Julien Maire with his work 'Expoding Camera'

New Media Award of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation

This Award is the only one in Belgium in the area of the new media. It is meant for works of art or art projects which use advanced technologies and media in a creative and innovative fashion. Twelve exceptional art projects have been selected by an international panel of judges comprising Peter Weibel (Head ZKM Karlsruhe), Jean-Marie Dallet (Professor and curator Update I), Philippe Van Cauteren (Director SMAK Gent), Françoise Meesen (Liedts-Meesen Foundation), Dirk De Wit (Director BAM), Stef Van Bellingen (Advisor Zebrastraat and Artistic Head WARP npo), Esther Polak (artist, laureate of Ars Electronica Linz).

Participating artists: Juliana Borinski & P-L Cassière (Brazil/France), Frederik De Wilde (Belgium), Kurt D'Haeseleer (Belgium), Nick Ervinck (Belgium), Wim Janssen (Belgium), Mathias Jud & Christoph Wachter (Switzerland), Leroy + Leroy (Belgium), Julien Maire (France), Christophe Meierhans (Switzerland), Openendedgroup (USA), Janek Schaefer (UK)

Exhibition parallel with Update II (till the 6th of July)

The second edition of the biennial exhibition of interactive and digital art. The highly acclaimed first edition, the Origin traced the history of this fledgling art. More than thirty artists of international renown raised pertinent and profound questions about the significance of communication and interactivity in today's digital society.

At the 2008 edition one of the guests is the reputable ZKM institute of Karlsruhe, Germany. The Update II exhibition presents top-class works from the ZKM collection, among others by, Jim Campbell, Heinz Mack, Piero Fogliati, Bruno Munari, Kovac Architecture, Masaki Fujihata, Levin Golan, Wolfgang Münch, Jeffrey Shaw, Tony Oursler and Bruce Nauman, all waiting for interaction with the visitors. Esther Polak, Michell and Jean-Pierre Hartmann are producing new works for the Zebrastraat.