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About the exhibition

In reply to the call for projects for our international contest ‘New Technological Art Award 2014’, 383 candidates representing 50 nationalities wordwide have registered. This contest is organized by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation in the context of our biennial Update_5. Out of these projects, an international jury has selected with the proviso of 21 nominees to be presented in the Update_5 exhibition.

1. NURIT BAR-SHAI (Israel)
The bio-installation studies the complex structures in bacterial colonies and the social behaviour of these micro-organisms and shows how the colony grows.
2. BELTRAN JD + MINNEMAN SCOTT (USA)
The form is that of a traditional snowglobe, containing a tiny video display that shows a short, looped film when the globe is picked up and shaken.
3. CAIMO JO (Belgium)
The project describes and visualizes everyday unconscious rhythms of the inner, after the artist swallowed a bluetooth-headset, Pillcam and wireless camera-device.
4. CALLANAN MARTIN JOHN (UK)
Departure of All displays information about all flights taking off from all international airports, in real time. It illustrates a society characterized by dispersion and speed.
5. CASALEGNO MATTIA (Italy)
The kinetic sculpture is designed to produce a wafer of edible bread and stamp a logo – suggesting a loop between the two chemical elements, carbon dioxyde and oxygen – on it.
6. DEKOCK MATS (Belgium)
Inspired by the film L'Année Dernière à Marienbad (1961) by Alain Resnais, the installations investigate how a cinematic experience can be transformed into an architectural form.
7. GOIKHMAN ALISA (Israel)
LangWidgets is an interactive project that aims to induce synthesis between our verbal cognition and our orientation, and to provide a path for sensory understanding of the language structure.
8. HESS BART (The Netherlands)
A pool of molten wax resting on a water surface is broken by a body plunging into the liquid. Underwater a crust of wax crystallizes around its curves and folds.
9. HOOD BEVERLEY (UK)
Glitching is an interactive installation inspired by malfunctions in movement, derived from characters in contemporary sports and action computer games.
10. JERON KARL (Germany)
The mindless cellphone monologues in busses and trains form the basis for an opera performed by tiny singing robots. The stage scenery is a video projection of public domain images.
11. KUMAR NANDITA (India)
This future based diorama, constructed out of functional/non-functional transparent PCB boards is sun/light responsive by making sounds of the Earth. On sensing movement it makes man-made sounds.
12. KURBAK EBRU + POSCH IRENE (Turkey)
As in other occupy movements, people in Turkey rely on mobile communications and social media. But since they are under growing surveillance, Ebru Kurbak knitted a sweater that functions as an FM radio transmitter.
13. LAM KEITH (Hong Kong)
One Day Social Sculpture explores the notion that, through the internet, we are all artists. It captures the daily contributions made by people to social networks, and sculpts and shapes them into physical forms.
14. LIA (Austria)
The Filament Sculptures were created using a 3D printer.
15. MURRAY-RUST DAVE + VON JUNGENFELD ROCIO (Germany)
The Lichtsuchende are small static robotic creatures, forming an interactive digital photo-kinetic sculpture. The group is able to consume and produce light.
16. PIAT STEFAN (France)
Isola shows a character walking in a circle on an island. When a visitor approaches the screen, the viewpoint changes and moves progressively towards the island, till the point it coincides with the viewpoint of the character.
17. QUAYOLA (Italy)
Captives is an ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures, a contemporary interpretation of Michelangelo. Industrial computer-controlled robots sculpt the resulting geometries into life-size “non-finito” sculptures.
18. TIEFENGRABER STEFAN (Austria)
Visitors of the website www.ugsd.net can trigger six hammers and make them drop onto a server in the exhibition room. The installation ends when the server is destroyed.
19. TONSKI JACOB (USA)
Relationships are balancing and delicate acts. This idea turned into a balancing sofa as Tonski was thinking about how all of our social interactions take place on these pieces of furniture.
20. PATRICK TRESSET (France)
The human takes the sitter's role to be sketched by 5 robots. The drawing sessions last up to 40 min, during which the sitter only sees the robots alternating between observing and drawing.
21. VERHAEST ALEX (Belgium)
Temps Mort/Idle Times shows five family members who have a motive for the suicide of a sixth patriarchal figure. A conversation starts after visitors call the number from a call card and the phone on the table in the scene starts to ring.