As a result of three successful years within the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Award, CERN and Ars Electronica decided to continue this fruitful cooperation and again launched an open call to artists working in different art forms to win a fully funded residency for up to 2 months at CERN, an international center of excellence, an inspirational place for artists and designers to explore and extend their research in order to find new artistic approaches. The Ars Electronica Futurelab as second residency destination, where the awarded artist spent another month, focuses on the future of the nexus of art, technology and society. The lab’s team bases its work commitment upon transdisciplinary research and work which results in a variety of different disciplines. Having Artists and Researchers from all over the globe collaborating with – and taking residencies at – the Ars Electronica Futurelab, is fundamental to this Atelier/Laboratory.

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PRIX Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Award 2012-2014

Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN was an international competition for digital artists to win a residency at CERN the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It was the first prize to be announced as part of the new Collide@CERN artists residency programme initiated by the laboratory. This prize marked a 3 year science/arts cultural partnership and creative collaboration between CERN and Ars Electronica – which began with CERN’s cooperation with Origin – the Ars Electronica Festival in 2011.

The aim of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN prize was to take digital creativity to new dimensions by colliding the minds of scientists with the imaginations of artists. In this way, we seeked to accelerate innovation across culture in the 21st century – creating new dimensions in digital arts, inspired by the ideas, engineering and science generated at CERN, and produced by the winning artist in collaboration with the transdisciplinary expertise of the Futurelab team at Ars Electronica.

The residency was in two parts – with an initial two months at CERN, where the winning artist had a specially dedicated science mentor from the world famous science lab to inspire him/her and his/her work. The second part was a month with the Futurelab team and mentor at Ars Electronica Linz with whom the winner developed and made new work inspired by the CERN residency. From the first meeting between the artists, their CERN and Futurelab mentors, they all participated in a dialogue which was a public blog of their creative process until the final work is produced and maybe beyond. In this way, the public was able to join in the conversation.

The final work was showcased both at the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN, in Geneva and at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. It was also presented in the Prix Ars Electronica’s “CyberArts” catalogue.

Winners 2014

Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Artists Residency Prize
Ryoji Ikeda (JP/FR)

Honorary Mention
Agnes Meyer-Brandis (DE)

Winners 2013

Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Artists Residency Prize
Bill Fontana (US)

Honorary Mention
Ale de la Puente

Winners 2012

Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Artists Residency Prize
Spin I
Julius von Bismarck (DE)

Honorary Mention
How I learned to love the particle
Adrian Hornsby (UK), Arnoud Noordegraaf (NL)

Honorary Mention
Das Gestell
Eno Henze (DE)

Honorary Mention
Natasa Teofilovic (RS)

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