The UdK-Prize for Interdisciplinary Art and Science 2010 has been awarded to the artist-duo ~ in the fields. The jury selected the work ink by artists Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger, who live in Scotland, from almost 500 entries. Nicole Heidtke studied at the University of Hildesheim and Stefan Baumberger at Bauhaus University in Weimar before they moved to Edinburgh in 2005, where they have since appeared publicly under the name ~ in the fields. Their work ink examines the inscriptions of five books from five centuries, realising this concern artistically in the form of over-sized, interactive ball-objects.
The prize endowed with 7500 Euros was presented on 15th July 2010 in the context of the “Rundgang” open day at Berlin University of the Arts. The UdK Berlin launched the competition for the Prize for Interdisciplinary Art and Science for the first time in 2010. It will be presented every two years. “The aim of this prize is to give the impetus and opportunity to artists and scientists of all types to work in the field of tension between the arts or between the arts and science,” according to Prof. Martin Rennert.
The jury under the chairmanship of the President of the UdK Berlin consists of the Chair of the Commission for Artistic and Scientific Projects at the UdK Berlin, Wolfgang Knapp, Prof. Daniel Ott, representative of the Postgraduate School of the UdK Berlin, and four external jurors: Ute Wassermann, performer, Berlin, Prof. Jakob Gebert, College of Fine Art Kassel, Prof. Dr. Katharina Sykora, Institute of Art Theory at the College of Fine Arts in Brunswick, and Dr. Gora Jain, Muthesius College of Art, Kiel.
Ketan Bhatti, Schlagzeug Josa Gerhard, Violine Benedikt Bindewald, Violine Dina Bolshakova, Violoncello Daniel Ott, Klavier
durch den Präsidenten der Universität der Künste Berlin, Prof. Martin Rennert
Bericht aus der Jury
Wolfgang Knapp, Vorsitzender der Kommission für künstlerische und wissenschaftliche Vorhaben (KKWV) an der UdK Berlin
Yoav Pasovsky: “Eine Regung“ (2007) für Violoncello nach einem Gedicht von Durs Grünbein Dina Bolshakova, Violoncello
Dr. Gora Jain, Muthesius-Kunsthochschule Kiel
Überreichung der Urkunden
Präsentation der Arbeit ink durch die Preisträger
Ketan Bhatti, Josa Gerhard, Benedikt Bindewald, Dina Bolshakova, Daniel Ott
17.30 – 18 Uhr