Leonardo-@rt Outsiders 2003 New Horizons Prize
“Prix Leonardo-@rt Outsiders / Nouveaux Horizons 2003”
awarded to Ewen Chardronnet and associated artists for OPEN SKY project
Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology(ISAST) and Leonardo/L’Observatoire Leonardo des arts et des technosciences(OLATS) along with the Paris based @rt Outsiders Festival are pleased to announce that the Leonardo-@rt Outsiders 2003 New Horizons Prize has been awarded to Ewen Chardronnet and associated artists for the work OPEN SKY. The jury particularly noted the innovation of the work of the Acoustic Space Lab network and the artists federated around the OPEN SKY project: Rasa Smite, Martins Ratniks, Raitis Smits, Radioqualia, and Makrolab coordinated by Marko Peljhan.
OPEN SKY is an installation by Ewen Chardronnet based on the conversion of the Soviet-era radio-telescope RT32 of Irbene in Latvia in the context of the ongoing research projects of the Acoustic Space Lab collective. The RT32 is a 32-meter former espionage antenna that has been converted for use in radio-astronomy and fundamental science. Since 2001, artists, radio amateurs, and scientists have worked together to explore the tactical and artistic possibilities of the dish. For more information, go to http://acoustic.space.re-lab.net/ or contact Mr. Chardronnet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The jury also awarded a special mention to the installation “FILE /AIR: The Ambiguity of Limits” by Kitsou Dubois and Eric Duranteau. The artwork translates documentation of the work of Kitsou Dubois in zero gravity parabolic flight into an installation with powerful poetic and sensory impact. Additional information on the work of Kitsou Dubois, who is also a previous Leonardo New Horizons award winner, can be found at http://www.spacearts.info.
The Leonardo-@rt Outsiders 2003 New Horizons Prize Jury consisted of: Roger Malina (Astronomer and President of the Paris-based Association Leonardo ), Frank Popper (Professeur Emeritus – Universite de Paris 8), Alex Adriaansens (Directeur of V2 in Rotterdam), Isabelle Rieusset Lemarie (Maitre de Conferences in Information Sciences and Communication Science at IUFM Versailles), Francois Michaud (Conservateur at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), and Michel Jaffrennou (author).
The purpose of the Leonardo New Horizons prize is to recognize new types of work emerging at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology and to make this work known to a broader audience. This year’s New Horizons Prize was designed to be awarded to one of the artworks exhibited at the European Museum of Photography, Paris, in the context of the @rt Outsiders Festival, dedicated this year to the topic of SPACE ART. Roger Malina, Henry Chapier (President of @rt Outsiders Festival), Annick Bureaud (Director of Leonardo OLATS), and Jean-Luc Soret…