Der Hauptpreis 600 EUR, geht an Julia Frankenberg
Zweiter Platz, 250 EUR: Paulette Penje
Der 3. Preis, 150 EUR geht an Linda Werner
Works by Julia Frankenberg are done in a variety of media: performances, installations, texts and in all of these her formal language is diverse, politically charged and creative in its use of artistic means or historical sources: e.g. the arrangement of shapes and gradation of colours in the installations, the rhythm of formal elements, citations from art history and mythology. Her installations analyse the issues of female health, desire, gaze, socio-political emancipatory challenges by involving public at large and by inviting people to participate in an open discourse. E.g. her audio work: the dialogue between Paracelcius and Sophia (the mythological symbol of female wisdom) is witty without falling into trivial and deeply critical of the history of science and of knowledge – traditionally presented from male perspective. Her works are unconventional, they address the feminist issues without falling into didactic and banal.
Linda Verner’s mirror computer screen installations based on the use of the special software utilising human data archives for determining of the human psycho-types shows her experimental and critical approach to new technologies from innovative artistic perspective. Her installation involves public participation and feedback, questioning our perception of machines and the influence of the new technologies on our lives. Her face recognition installations critically engage with algorithms and robots that anonymously evaluate humans by measuring skills, intellect and abilities judging by physiognomic data: like the distance between facial features and shapes of the wrinkles. It’s common knowledge that the new technologies AI and robots will determinin to an ever increasing scale our future by transforming human-machine interface. Linda Werner’s works thematise this process. In the long run it’s up to each of us to decide if the human-psycho type of each of those who make the test developed by Linda Werner is true or false. But once algorithms are used on a larger scale by big companies while hiring or evaluating personnel or making other life important decisions the dilemma gets deeper raising more ethical questions at stake.
X-treme Women Art Prize Berlin is curated by Dr. phil. Lily Fürstenow-Khositashvili. It has been initiated to support women in arts by artist Martina Singer and Lily Fürstenow winners of the 2021 Bundesprogramm Neustart Kultur/Deutscher Künstlerbund Scholarship from which they allocated part of their money for the X-treme winners. X-treme Women Art Prize Berlin 2022 has been sponsored by Sammlung Schirm.
X-treme Berlin 2022 Jury members were:
Dr. Eckhard Fürlus / UdK Berlin
Cathrin Mamoudou /Volkssolidarität Berlin/
Paula Carralero Bierzynska
Das Preisgeld für den X-treme Women Art Prize Berlin wird von der Sammlung Schirm gestiftet
The winners of X-treme 2021 were:
- Pauline Stopp
- Alina Nosow
- Sarah Degenhardt
Video. Paulette Penje. Spukfiguren & Synergien. (Nummer 5)
Poster. Pauline Stopp. Odem. Gips, Handschuhe. 2021
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