WINNER of the 300. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Network culture award

 

Expanded Media award for Network Culture

 

 Jury Statement:

In the category of “Network Culture” the award goes to the project: *“Megacorp.”* (2015) by the team KairUs (Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle) from Austria. “Megacorp” provides the public with valuable information on how the global phishing industry operates by appropriating and staging the common aesthetics and methodologies used by these phantom corporations. We also found specially interesting the efforts that the artists made on revealing the physical locations, indicated as legal registration addresses in some of this companies websites, which resulted to be fake. Overall we consider “Megacorp” to stage and give interesting insights on an important contemporary phenomenon which is worth paying attention to.

Jury members:
Anna Anders

http://anna-anders.de/

Anna Anders works since 1986 with video.Her video films and installations were shown in numerous festivals, exhibitions and art fairs worldwide. She graduated atthe Academy of Fine Arts Munich and 1995 she completed a postgraduate study at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). From 1997 until 2001 she was an assistant professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Since 2005 she has a professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), design faculty.
Martin Bricelj Baraga

http://baraga.net/

Martin Bricelj Baraga’s interactive works,audiovisual performances and collaborative work research the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary popular culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of mediatedrealities of today. His works are usually large-scale installations in public spaces and unusual architectural contexts. Baraga often uses light and sound as means to create an atmosphere that challenges our perceptions. His pieces are questioning symbols and myths as a series of time and space-based experiments.
Deriving from visual arts Baraga often employs sound as basic component in his work and collaborates with acclaimed sound artists such as Olaf Bender, Plaid, Vector Lovers, etc. He is the director of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art and the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Joana Moll
Joana Moll is an artist and researcher based in Barcelona. Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the  alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include communication technologies and CO2 emissions, virtual civil surveillance on the Internet and language. She is a member of the Antiatlas des Frontières (http://antiatlas.net) and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms (http://ifapa.me).
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