December 18–27, 2015
Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition since 1987. The award has focused the spotlight on inspiring projects created by the first prize, Golden Nica, winners such as John Lasseter (Computer Animation category in 1987), Toshio Iwai and Ryuichi Sakamoto (Interactive Art category in 1997) and Wikipedia (Digital Community category in 2004).
In Takamatsu Media Art Festival, Ars Electronica will show projects by the Golden Nica winners of Stelarc (AU) (Hybrid Art category in 2010), Alex Verhaest (BE) (Computer Animation / Film / VFX category in 2015) and Nelo Akamatsu (JP) (Digital Music and Sound Art category in 2015). This exhibition aims to share power of questioning by media art with visitors through innovative projects in three different areas of Hybrid Art, Computer Animation and Sound Art. The artists express new possibilities with science and technology and enhance social awareness through the artistic explorations. The creative initiatives are precise hints for our future society. maf-takamatsu.jp