The call opened on 1 September 2022 and closed on 25 October 2022 at 23:59 (GMT+1). A total of 284 proposals were received, of which 132 were accepted as they fulfilled all the requirements of the call.
The members of the jury, composed of Claudia Maté, Doreen A. Ríos, Joel Blanco and an institutional vote (composed of a representative of SMTH and a representative of MMMAD), evaluated the works received independently.
On 3 November at 19:30 (GMT+1), meeting telematically, the different evaluations were discussed and the following 20 finalists were selected (in alphabetical order):
- Álvaro Ruiz, España
- Ben William Dawson, Reino Unido
- Caesar Arenas, España
- CROSSLUCID (Sylwana Zybura & Tomas Toth), Polonia / Eslovaquia
- Debbie Ding, Singapur
- Dorian Rigal Minuit, Francia
- Isabel Merchante, España
- Ivo Loyola, México
- João Pedro Oliveira, Portugal
- Juan Covelli, Colombia
- Kinnari Saraiya, India
- Lilia Li-Mi-Yan and Katherina Sadovsky, Turkmenistán – Rusia
- Manuel Bueno, España
- Manuel Lareo Fernandez, España
- Nero Cosmos, Suiza
- Robert Seidel, Alemania
- Serafín Álvarez, España
- Taichi Machida, Japón
- Theo Ellison, Reino Unido
- Yorgos Papafigos, Grecia
The jury highlighted the high quality and heterogeneity of these 20 finalists, deciding after a round of debate to award the five prizes and exhibition to the following 5 works:
- ‘You Press The Button’ de Debbie Ding, Singapur
- ‘The limit is a facade’ de Dorian Rigal Minuit, Francia
- ‘Objetos perdidos’ de Ivo Loyola, México
- ‘Moving cities’ de João Pedro Oliveira, Portugal
- ‘Pantalla-espacio’ de Manuel Lareo Fernández, España
These works have been selected for their high artistic quality, seeking heterogeneity of techniques and highlighting the multiplicity of conceptual lines within the theme of the call.
Each selected artist will receive a prize of €1,500 (taxes not included) and their work will be part of the exhibition 'Yes to all’ from 20 November 2022 to 20 February 2023 on the screens of the Plenilunio Madrid and Vialia Estación de Vigo shopping centres.
In addition, the jury has decided to give two special mentions to the works 'blå' by Álvaro Ruiz (Spain) and 'Lovetoeatvanity' by Isabel Merchante (Spain) as recognition.
Debbie Ding (DBBD.SG) is a visual artist and technologist whose interests range from historical research and urban geography to visions of the future. She reworks and reappropriates formal, qualitative approaches to collecting, labelling, organising, and interpreting assemblages of information – using this to open up possibilities for alternative constructions of knowledge. Using interactive computer simulations, rapid prototyping, and other visual technologies, she creates works about subjects such as map traps, lost islands (Pulau Saigon), World War II histories, soil, bomb shelters, and public housing void decks.
«You press the button…» is Debbie Ding's first 3D animated short film consisting of several 3-second blipverts that stitch together into a loose story, exploring our pursuit of spatial desires against a landscape of internet clickfarms and non-stop mobile distractions that disrupt the fourth wall.
As an visual artist who has also worked in advertising - producing web and interactive kiosk media - and who continues to teach UI/UX whilst keeping my artistic practice completely separate from my design work and design teaching, this generates a not-insignificant amount of cognitive dissonance for me at times. The production of this work is a way to make literal these clashes in visual language.
THE LIMIT IS A FACADE
Light and digital artist Dorian Rigal is known as Minuit. His work indeed proposes to inhabit the urban night, a symbol of uninhibited freedom, far from the constraining social codes of the day. Graduated from architectural school in 2010, he quickly specialized in architectural light thanks. Since 2013, he trained in digital animation and carried out mapping projects on buildings and sculptures, notably at Art Basel in Switzerland, at the Nuit Blanche in Paris and the Vivid Festival in Sydney. In 2018, he created with Léon Denise the duo Neon Minuit in which he explores the new possibilities of interaction of digital tools with the environment.They c He specializes in the digitization of reality and creates collections of 3D scans from his daily life. Together they have created different interactive and VR installations. This research has led to the creation of several films in fulldome format projection which have been screened in planetariums around the world. He is now artiste resident at Le Consulat Voltaire in Paris.
“The limit is a facade”. Four architectural archetypes from the Paris region are digitized and presented as archaeological artifacts in a museum. They are simple plaster without color uprooted from their urbanity. But one day their life changes, they will start to metamorphose and become organic and soft objects until they are compressed to extremes like a Caesar. Then slowly, one by one, in fantastic universes, will become themselves again until they find the skin, the color of which they were once dressed.
Ivo Loyola (1997) was born in the city of Querétaro, studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda". It is of her interest to study and analyze the vision and perception of Mexico by foreign and national tourism, as well as to reflect on the different paradigms of existence generated by the virtual universes of video games. These themes she explores with humor and with a preference for moving images. His work has been shown collectively and individually in Mexico City, Querétaro and Santa Monica in California, likewise his audiovisual work has been presented at the Pixelatl, Cut out fest and No Flash festivals.
«Objetos perdidos» it is generated in real time and is inspired by the virtual worlds of video games, in how they have a life of their own, existing at all times on an infinity of screens even though we are not seeing them; the objects and characters that live there are destined to repeat the same task without end. This piece tries to explore a cyclical condition and the difficulty of escaping rules and events that were previously programmed.
Due to its self-generating condition, the duration of this video is infinite, for which reason two exhibition options are proposed for this call: The first one is to generate this video in real time by means of a computer and the second consists of reproducing several short samples Pre-rendered durations for easy display.
Composer João Pedro Oliveirholds the Corwin Endowed Chair in Composition for the University of California at Santa Barbara. He studied organ performance, composition and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a PhD in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received over 70 international prizes and awards for his works, including three Prizes at Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, the prestigious Magisterium Prize and Giga-Hertz Special Award, 1st Prize in Metamorphoses competition, 1st Prize in Yamaha-Visiones Sonoras Competition, 1st Prize in Musica Nova competition. He taught at Aveiro University (Portugal) and Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). His publications include several articles in journals and a book on 20th century music theory.
«Moving cities». Cities are like veins. Streets, roads, buildings that move and transform with time. This video presents a synthetic view of a city with a fast time transformation.
Manuel Lareo, graduated in fine arts, works in different collections, both private and institutional, various collective and individual exhibitions and now, »activated».
«Pantalla-espacio». Distortion of space gracefully in all cases.
· EXPOSICIÓN 20 NOVIEMBRE – 20 FEBRERO 2023 ·
VIGO – Praza Estación, 1 – CC Vialia Estación de Vigo
MADRID – Calle de Aracne, s/n, 28022 Madrid – CC Plenilinio