Joachim Sauter has accompanied Ars Electronica for decades, as an artist, as a frequent juror and also as a Prix Ars Electronica prizewinner, as an advisor and as a friend. Time and again, he has inspired and impressed many of us with his ideas and his passion; without his involvement, many things would not have succeeded. As a pioneer of media art, he has contributed significantly to the development of media art as an independent new art form. With his high aesthetic standards, technical perfection and artistic originality, he created lasting masterpieces and set milestones. His death is an immeasurable loss.
Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schöpf
On behalf of the entire Ars Electronica team.