Samsung Innovative Art Prize

Samsung has launched its Innovative Art Prize for new media art and named a shortlist of 10 artists including Torsten Lauschmann and Doug Fishbone.

Magnetic Movie by Semiconductor
Magnetic Movie by Semiconductor

The award which claims to be ‘the UK’s first-ever prize for new media art’ asked artists to submit work which address the ways in which technology can touch our lives.

Spiral Sound Coil drawing by Aura Satz
Spiral Sound Coil drawing by Aura Satz

All of the artists are educated or live in the UK and have provided work which has been created in the last three years.

A Short Film About War by Craighead
A Short Film About War by Craighead

The shortlist comprises: Neil Cummings, Doug Fishbone, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Torsten Lauschmann, Lucky PDF, Aura Satz, Hiraki Sawa, Semiconductor, Erika Tan and Thomson and Craighead.

Torsten Lauschmann, Digital Clock
Torsten Lauschmann, Digital Clock

A judging panel includes Financial Times art editor Jan Dalley, ZKM Centre for Art and Media chairman and CEO Dr Peter Weibel, and New York-based media artist Sooja Kim.

Elmina Fight by Doug Fishbone
Elmina Fight by Doug Fishbone

The panel will elect a winner, awarding them a £10,000 prize-and name a second prize-winner who will take £5000, with a third prize being chosen by public vote on-line in the new year at: http://www.samsung.com/uk/artplus/

An exhibition showing the shortlisted works runs from 18-29 January 2012 at BFI Southbank, SE1, with the winners announced on the last day

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