De winnaars zijn bekend! Elk jaar werkt Waag mee aan S+T+ARTS Prize, een initiatief dat we samen met Ars Electronica en BOZAR lanceren vanuit het initiatief van de Europese Commissie. Binnen S+T+ARTS draait het om innovatie op het snijvlak van Science, Technology en Arts. In twee categorieën, namelijk Artistic Exploration en Innovative Collaboration, worden prijzen van elk € 20.000 uitgereikt aan de meest innovatieve projecten.
De winnaars van S+T+ARTS Prize 2020 zijn bekend!
Waag feliciteert Andrea Ling, die met haar project Design by Decay, Decay by Design de S+T+ARTS Prize in de categorie Artistic Exploration heeft gewonnen.
Andrea: 'Design by Decay, Decay by Design is a series of artefacts that exhibit designed decay. They were done for the 2019 Ginkgo Bioworks Creative Residency on how to design a world without waste. As an architect and artist, I recognise that most of what I create goes to landfill. If that is the case, let me design waste that I can live with, garbage that retains some desirability as it degrades in sight and on site. Let me design waste as nature designs it, not only as the product of breakdown and destruction but also as input for renewal and construction. In biology, one system’s entropy is another system’s organisation. With the assistance of Ginkgo, my goal was to organise decay, using enzymes, fungus, bacteria, and other biological agents as ways of decomposing and composing biological matter at the same time. By mediating decay through species selection, control of environmental conditions, and nutrient templating, I am actively pursuing mutability as a desired quality in the physical world as well as guarantee that the mechanisms of constructive renewal will be embedded into that world.'
En we feliciteren Olga Kisseleva, die met haar project EDEN - Ethique - Durable - Ecologie - Nature de S+T+ARTS Prize in de categorie Innovative Collaboration heeft gewonnen.
Over Olga's project: '[This] project is EDEN Ethics - Durability - Ecology – Nature, which began in 2012 and has continued to the present day. The project touches on a range of issues, including the protection of endangered plant species and interspecific communication between living subjects that are placed in the “inhuman”category. The EDEN project is aimed at creating a new Garden of Eden as the ultimate goal of introducing innovative technologies to art and using unorthodox thinking to solve ecological problems. In collaboration with scholars from various countries, Olga Kisseleva is currently “resurrecting” the following plant species: the West European elm (the Biopresence project, France), the Afarsimon and Methuselah palm tree (the Negev Desert, Israel and Jordan), Sophora toromiro (Easter Island), Bodhi Jiulian (China and India), Wollemi Pine (Australia), and the Aport apple cultivar (Kazakhstan). The study of trees as guardians of biological and historical memory has a special place in Olga Kisseleva's project. The artist creates in this field the Memory Garden program (2020) based on the biosphere of Babi Yar, one of the most tragic sites of the Holocaust. The memory captured through its trees perceived as time capsules is a message about the future, despite the tragedies of the past.'
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732019.