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UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science 2012

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Award Ceremony for the  UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science 2012
reviewed by Gary Levinson

The 2012 UdK Award Ceremony took place on Friday the 13th of July, 2012.  This award ceremony, the “Verleihung des UdK-Preises für interdisziplinäre Kunst und Wissenschaft”, presents awards to those artists who reach across disciplines and bring art into the world of science, or science into the world of art.

To open the ceremonies, the musical Performance “28/1″, under the direction of Professor Daniel Ott was performed in the lobby.  This contemporary experimental piece included a wide variety of instruments and well-organized choreography.  In contrast to free jazz, where each musician plays with himself, here all the musicians were playing with each other.  A very enjoyable classic modern musical experience.

The award giving ceremony itself took place upstairs.  There were two winners.  First announced was Alexander Negrelli who had a very interesting project that analyzed from the visual art perspective the design elements of the 1972 Olympic games in Munich.  His analysis was thorough, and included many of the design objects related to the 1972 games, where almost everything carried the design theme of the games.

The second announced winner was Sissel Tolaas, who with her partner experimented with the artistic side of the bacteria that are found all over the human body.  I guess we’d have to say the pièce de résistance of their project was the cheese made out of human bacteria found under the arm.

All in all a very interesting evening.  Unfortunately, by invitation only.  I hope to be there in two years for the next one.

reviewed by Gary Levinson
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