Call for entries

Marl Media Art Awards, Marl / Germany

June 5, 2014

Submission deadline: 4 July 2014

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Creiler Platz 1, Rathaus
D-45768 Marl
Germany

www.mkp-marl.de
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Marl Media Art Awards 2014: Dealing with Space in Video and Sound
Historically and spatially, the Marl Media Art Awards refer to the orientation as a sculpture museum and to the modernist architecture of the Town Hall completed in 1966. Because spatial reference is the key criteria for sculpture, for the second time the competition invites media artists who deal with all facets of space in their works to participate.

Since 1984, the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten Marl has hosted the Video Art Award, and since 2002 the Sound Art Award, which is being further developed into the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD. The two media, which define themselves principally through video and sound, have much in common: not only are they both time-related, but in many video works the acoustic level is very important, while more and more sound works include moving images. The Marl Media Art Awards present the results of both sound and video art competitions in one exhibition at the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten.

Marl Video Art Award 2014
The works submitted for the Marl Video Art Award 2014 must relate—thematically, formally or in its presentation—to the specific (museum) space. The spatial reference here also means avoiding linear narrative structures while featuring a different, non-linear temporal structure, such as a loop, which is ideal for presentation in a museum. Classic, single-channel videos, shown on a monitor or projected on a screen, remain acceptable. Overall, however, the international competition gives preference to multi-channel installations and installations extended through use of additional materials. Approximately 20 works will be selected for the exhibition and will compete for the Marl Video Art Award 2014, with 5,000 euros in prize money. The prize money will be aimed at acquisition of the awarded piece for the permanent collection of the Museum Glaskasten Marl.

EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD 2014
Starting this year, the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD extends the Sound Art Award to all areas of acoustic art. In the field of sound art, the competition is also looking for works explicitly related to the space and sound creations that characterize the space. Along with artistic quality, convincing acoustic and plastic form will be a particularly relevant assessment criterion. In addition, three of approximately ten contestants selected for the exhibition will be invited by the same jury to visit Marl in the summer in order to to develop concepts for a specific space in Marl. One of these concepts will be awarded the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD and 7,000 euro as money prize for its immediate realization.

The EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD 2014 will be awarded by the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten Marl, Culture Radio wdr 3 and the Stiftung Hören.

General conditions, application and dates
In addition to the thematical and formal requirement of addressing space, works submitted for both sound and video art competitions must have been produced after January 2012.

The deadline for submission for both Marl Media Art Awards competitions is 4 July 2014.

Two international prize juries for video art and sound art will select approximately 20 video art works and 10 pieces of sound art to be placed in display in a group exhibition in the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten and other venues in Marl. The juries will also select the winners of the Marl Video Art Award and the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD 2014.

The exhibition opening and awards ceremony of the Marl Media Art Awards 2014 will take place on 26 October 2014 in the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten Marl. The exhibition will last till January 2015.

Further information on competition rules and online application forms are available at www.mkp-marl.de.

The Marl Media Art Awards 2014 are supported by (as per June) the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia; the Kunststiftung NRW; the City of Marl; and  Sparkasse Vest Recklinghausen.