We are delighted to present the result of the jury-meeting for the FAIR-PLAY-Video
festival which took place at the 12.7.2003.
The winner of the first price
is Johannes Maier (Germany) and Cecilia
The two winning
works were chosen from 19 works of artists from 15 countries.
of the jury were: Ahu Antmen (Turkey), Angelika
Richter (BRD), Charlotte
Mailer (CH), Edgar Schmitz (UK), Michael
Darling (USA), Moser&Schwinger (CH), Patrick
The statement of the jury says:
The two prizes of the Fair Play video contest were
awarded with the unanimity of the jury.
The heterogeneity of the shortlisted
works required long
discussion and an in-depth analysis of the majority of the pieces.
In addition, the diversity of the jury members’ backgrounds made
it necessary to establish a common set of criteria for the assessment
of the works.
In the last phase of the decision process and in view
of the prizes to be awarded, the jury felt it necessary to consider
a broader range of
works by the artist still under discussion. The jury privileged works
on the basis of their internal coherence, adequate use of means and level
The first prize was awarded to Johannes Maier (D 1971 - Ex-spectators)
where the jury particularly stressed the multitude of readings possible
within the beautiful sobriety of the work.
The second prize was given to Cecilia Lundqvist (SW 1971 - Absolutely
Nornal) for her refined use of temporality, for the precision and concentration
of her graphical language as well as for the quality of the sound track
in her work.
The jury also decided to award a special mention to Vesna
1977 - Why do I do this ?) for the promising potential of her work.
Johannes Maier and Cecilia Lundqvist will be able to produce a fully
financed new work which will be presented at PLAY gallery for still
and motion pictures.
Johannes Maier will also be able to publish a fully financed artist-book
with Fine Arts Unternehmen Books.
We would like to thank all participating artists, curators and jury
members for their efforts. The festival is on view to the 23rd of
August at PLAY
gallery for still and motion pictures.