The Conseil, along with Prix NUMIX and Xn Québec, are happy to announce that the EVE 2050 project is the winner for the Digital Art Award. For the first time ever, the winning artist will also receive a $5,000 grant from the Conseil.
The jury indicated that it had selected this work for its execution, which amplifies the force and movement of a living art form, and for its engaging character, which makes the spectator an integral part of the artistic expression.
About EVE 2050: The installation
Production: Van Grimde Corps Secrets and Jérôme Delapierre
An interactive installation combining video projections, an immersive audio environment and choreographic performances, EVE 2050 engages the public in an artistic, esthetic and ethical reflection on the evolution of human beings and human bodies at the dawn of the digital era.
The installation uses interactive panels and sculptures from artist Marilene Oliver’s work Family Portrait. In their gallery setting, they create digital environments that depict the many facets of Eve and bring spectators inside her world. Images are projected onto transparent panels along with those of exhibit guides and visitors, captured, transformed and re-projected in real time. Audio content triggered by artists and audiences also surprises spectators as they take in the work. Each spectator instantly becomes an actor in the story of Eve, transported to a parallel world by interactive technologies.
About the Digital Art Award
This initiative rewards excellence in digital creativity and honours the unique artistic signature of independent creators. The selected projects must be original works of art that are the culmination of an artistic process and use of one or more technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, interactive sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, etc.