Kodac Ko, Liebe Grüße, 2015. Photo: Thorsten Arendt. © Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

Marl Media Art Awards 2018

Marl Media Art Awards, Marl / Germany

June 15, 2018
May 25, 2018
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Creiler Pl. 1
45768 Marl

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Space: 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 Marl Town Hall completed in 1966. Because spatial reference is the key criteria for sculpture, for the fourth time the competition invites media artists who deal with all facets of space in their works to participate.

Since 1984, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl has hosted the Video Art Award, and since 2002 the Sound Art Award, which has been 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. Therefor the Marl Media Art Awards will present the results of both competitions in one exhibition at the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

Marl Video Art Award 2018
The works submitted for the Marl Video Art Award 2018 must relate—thematically, formally or in its presentation—to the specific 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. 15 works will be selected for the exhibition and will compete for the Marl Video Art Award 2018, with 5,000 EUR in prize money. The prize money will be aimed at acquisition of the awarded piece for the permanent collection of the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl. The Marl Video Art Award will be awarded by the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

For the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD we are 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. The winner of the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARDS is invited to realize with the prize money a site-specific work for Marl, which is also shown in the exhibition.The EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD 2018 will be awarded by the Culture Radio WDR 3, the Stiftung Hören and the European Soundart Association in cooperation with the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

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 1, 2016.

The deadline for submission for both Marl Media Art Award competitions is June 15, 2018.

Two international prize juries for video art and sound art will select 15 video art works and seven pieces of sound art to be placed in display in a group exhibition in the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl. The juries will also select the winners of the Marl Video Art Award 2018 and the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD 2018.

The exhibition opening and awards ceremony of the Marl Media Art Awards 2018 will take place on October 14, 2018 in the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl. The exhibition will last till February 2019.

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

The Marl Media Art Awards 2018 are supported by (as per May) the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Kunststiftung NRW, WDR 3, Stiftung Hören, the City of Marl, Sparkasse Vest Recklinghausen, RuhrKunstMuseen and Freundeskreis Habakuk.