Five artists and artist groups whose work is featured on the Sedition platform have been selected for the longlist of the 2016 Lumen Prize. The list for the Prize, which celebrates art made using digital rendering and production techniques, was chosen from over 550 entered works.
The Lumen Prize aims to promote digital art on a global stage, creating new conversations and opportunities for artists working with digital media. To be eligible for entry, works must have been developed using digital techniques; this includes – but is not limited to – sound, animation, moving image, gaming technology and applications.
The longlist of nominees include four artists whose work is also presented as digital editions on Sedition. Listed for the Moving Image Award is SIGNALS by Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva; the SIGNALS project is available on Sedition as a collection of digital editions. German art and design collective Onformative have been nominated for the 3D/Sculpture Award for their installation Anima-iki, while Carla Gannis’ Selfie Drawings Book project has been selected in the Mixed Reality category. Claire Reika Wright’s piece Turmoil, accompanied by a soundtrack by composer Louise Utterson, has been selected for the moving image award.
A further addition to the longlist is one of the latest artists to join Sedition’s curated platform. Mike Pelletier, whose work Time Of Flight was recently launched as a digital edition, was selected for his motion capture animation work Performance Capture Part Two.
The Lumen Prize longlist was announced on 13 July at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference in London. The shortlist will be selected by a jury including Senior Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Douglas Dodds, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Shanghai Curator, WeiWei Wang and award-winning filmmaker, Michael Fukushima. The public are also invited to choose their favourite work from the longlist in the People’s Choice Award vote, which opens on 10 August. The works which can be nominated for the People’s Choice Award can be viewed on the Lumen Prize Online Gallery.
The shortlist of artists will be announced in September, before the overall winners are announced on 29 September at the Lumen Winners’ Gala at Hackney House, London. The work of the shortlisted artists will then be presented in the fifth global Lumen Prize exhibition tour, which this year will visit Shanghai, New York City, London, Leeds and Caerphilly.
Find out more at: http://lumenprize.com