Ceremony on 1 November in the framework of the ART BERLIN of the year’s d.velop digital art award goes FORUM at the Canadian Norman White and was awarded to Saturday within the framework of the ART FORUM BERLIN. It honors as an internationally renowned prize, endowed with 20,000 euros, the most important artists in the field of digital arts for lifetime achievement or a significant group of works. An exhibition in the Kunsthalle Bremen, as well as a catalog is devoted to the prize winners also. The d.velop was initiated ddaa in 2005 by the digital art museum DAM in order, to create an awareness for the digital arts as well as the innovative and high-quality works of art in this area digital art award. The award will be presented this year for the third time under the auspices of Klaus Wowereit, the Governing Mayor of Berlin. Sponsor of the ddaa is the d.velop AG as well as the Haupt Pharma AG.
The prize-winner Norman White is a pioneer in the use of electronics and Robotics in art. His machine and robot creations enrich the discourse in the field of ‘New media’ for decades. Through his experimentation, Norman White in electronic art has developed pioneering works. Already at the end of the 1960s, Norman White works before the era of the computer with kinetic electronics. White sees the computer as freely programmable interfaces between man and machine, and as a universal brains for robots. For him, computers are not compliant tools that limit creativity, but ‘ fun-house mirrors’. He presented his work primarily in the social space, where they perform an unprepared audience against anonymous. To match his still tireless commitment in the ‘Rawbotics’ and the he invented ‘ Sumo robot challenges’. Silke Neumann BUREAU N