Horse Bazaar Prize 2006 & 2008

MONA HORSE BAZAAR PRIZE

$5000 MONA Horse Bazaar Prize MONA http://www.mona.net.au is the world’s richest prize for the production of panoramic content.
The Mona Horse Bazaar Prize for panoramic content is an open digital art prize for the production of screen-based content that best uses Horse Bazaar’s unique panoramic projection system. The screens are custom-built for the environment and extend for nearly 20 metres around the bar. Casting aside the traditional 4:3 screen format, visual artists are asked to produce digital content at an 8:1 ratio. The Mona Horse Bazaar Prize aims to cultivate the appreciation and production of panoramic virtual décor.

This is an acquisitional competition; winning pieces will become a part of the MONA art collection.
For more information contact justin@horsebazaar.com.au

Panoramic projection The panoramic projection system created at Horse Bazaar is inspired by the huge panoramic painted canvases of the 19th century. The system uses modern technology to create large-scale panoramas in digital form. Six projectors are tiled together to create a seamless 20 metre digital canvas that envelops the bar. Using only light, the bar can be reshaped in an instant – a kind of virtual décor.
Recent software and hardware developments have made panoramic digital content production and projection readily accessible. Horse Bazaar is pioneering the application of this technology in Melbourne. The concept of virtual décor is typically innovative. Horse Bazaar has employed it in the production of virtual sets for plays, to tailor make backdrops for gigs and events, to host virtual dance parties in Second Life, and to enhance the general ambience of the bar.

The Horse Bazaar Prize rewards innovative and subtle panoramic works that set mood and re-shape the room. Judges are asked to consider how the submissions engage elements such as innovative use of the entire projection surface, consideration of the projection environment, aesthetic and compositional values, virtual décor, conceptual innovation, technical proficiency, social cultural or political content. Yet Horse Bazaar doesn’t want to direct people’s submissions – we like to be surprised. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

 

MONA will stand as a testimony to the power of sexuality to drive creativity. Overarching our collection is a view that sex and death predominate in art, both as subject matter and also provide a significant motive for its creation.
Mining many of humanity’s most inventive cultures and juxtaposing their artistic traditions with contemporary radicalism, social realism and the genesis of modernism, MONA will attempt, in part through shock and sublimity, to engage the visitor whilst presenting a synoptic view of the process by which art is generated. MONA’s collection ranges from Egypt and the rest of Africa through Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica and we dip our toes into other ancient cultures when our collecting policy so impels us.

Our collection is also strong in Australian modernism and contemporary Australian, British and American art.
If visitors to MONA leave with their opinions polarised as to the success of the venture, then those behind the collection will consider the outcome to be distinctly positive.

The winer is Jean Poole for Animals really are funny people.
Horse Bazaar and The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) www.mona.net.au wish to congratulate the winner of this years prize for the production of panoramic video art. The independent judging panel voted unanimously to grant first prize to Jean Poole (aka Sean Healey)


Jean Poole received $4000 for his winning entry Animals really are funny people. The artwork will screen in the Musem of Old and New Art when it opens in Tasmania in 2009. You can read Sean and his musing at his most excellent blog here – http://www.skynoise.net/

 

VCA student Kel Wells won the student prize and received $1000 for her entry Shucker

Angela McNeice, won the ‘Mastermind Prize’ chosen by Horse Bazaar, and received a $500 drink card for her brilliant piece Touchtongues
The MONA Horse Bazaar Prize for panoramic content is an open digital art prize for the production of screen-based content that best uses Horse Bazaar’s unique panoramic projection system.

Top entries are currently screening on rotation at Horse Bazaar

Judging criteria

The Horse Bazaar prize judging criteria are fairly loose. Judges will be asked to consider how the submissions engage elements such as innovative use of the entire projection surface, consideration of the projection environment, aesthetic and compositional values, virtual décor, conceptual innovation, technical proficiency, social cultural or political content. Horse Bazaar doesn’t want to direct people’s submissions – we like to be surprised by the unexpected. Have a look around our website, links and manifesto to see what we do like. All judges decisions are final however, and no correspondence will be entered into. Horse Bazaar doesn’t have a position on the judging panel

People submitting the entries will remain the owners of the intellectual property associated with their entry but Horse Bazaar retains the right to show the material at Horse Bazaar venues and events. The winning entries will become works that are owned by MONA but artists retain the right to display and (re)use their works in other contexts and places. Artists who have a winning entry will acknowledge MONA if they play the same work at other locations.

Horse Bazaar Prize 2007 Judging Panel

Ian de Gruchy: Ian de Gruchy is a practicing artist and has worked with projection since the 1970’s. His work has been seen across Australia and internationally. Ian also teaches at RMIT and is interested in the positioning of art within the broader social fabric. He continues to research into the aesthetic viability of projection to locate ideas within diverse contexts that impact on the public imagination. Creating projects that cross the boundaries of art, architecture and performance.
Major works include:

  • Maitland Steamfest projections 2005
  • Tranformations: projections for Perth International Arts Festival 2004
  • Camera 3: Surface Space installation for the opening of ACCA 2002
  • Melbourne Town Hall Transformed projection in 2000.

Blythe Chandler Blythe is employed in Industry & Audience Development at Film Victoria and is currently working on a PhD in Cinema Studies. Andrew Garton Andrew is a writer, producer and composer. He was motivated at an early age towards cross-disciplinary art works, combining interests in music, performance, public media and policy during which time he advocated for
and assisted in the earliest test broadcasts of both community radio and television in Australia. He also contributed to the establishment of early community Internet services throughout Australia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.
Emma McRae Emma has been working with new media and video since 1996. Her video works have been screened and performed at galleries and festivals nationally and internationally including ISEA, Japan; Futuresonic, UK; Electrofringe, Australia; Champ Libre, Canada; Root X, UK; and Gwangju Biennale, Korea. Emma has worked as project manager and curatorial assistant for exhibitions, including I thought I knew but I was wrong, an ACMI/Asialink touring exhibition of Australian video art, and recently co-curated Experimenta¹s major 2005 exhibition, Experimenta Vanishing Point.

Richard Watts Richard is a writer, broadcaster and DJ, who has also been known to publish zines and perform spoken word. He presents 3RRR FM’s flagship arts program SmartArts every Thursday, and is currently working as the News Editor of gay and lesbian community newspaper MCV. He is the Deputy Chair of Melbourne Fringe, and sits on the National Gallery of Victoria’s Youth Access Advisory Committee. He has considerable experience in arts management, having worked on festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers’ Festival, and the Melebourne Queer Film Festival of which he is a life member).

Chris Joyner Chris is a New Media Producer. His credits include the award-winning cross-platform projects UsMob (usmob.com.au ), Behind the News (abc.net.au/btn) and Kafkamesto (abc.net.au/gameon/kafkamesto). He is currently a Co-Producer of ‘We love a Sunburnt Country’, the online companion to Dennis O’Rourke’s next feature film and is also the New Media Producer on two upcoming cross-platform series for SBS, ‘Is Your House Killing You?’ and ‘Risking It All’. Chris has been a Board Member and Treasurer for the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) since 2002.

Jeff Khan Jeff Khan is a curator, writer and arts administrator and is Next Wave’s new Artistic Director, replacing Marcus Westbury.
Originally from Western Australia, he has previously held positions at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and the John Curtin Gallery. In 2002 he undertook a six month internship at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and moved to Melbourne in 2003 to work at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in the position of Communications Manager.
Jeff has developed numerous exhibitions and special projects, both at Gertrude and outside the organisation, and his recent curatorial projects include You must have been in strange places (Gertrude, 2005); Otherworld (co-curated with Ulanda Blair, Gertrude, 2005); and Spiros Panigirakis’ WITHOUT, presented as a part of the 2006 Midsumma Festival. He also recently coordinated Starf*ckers, Arterati and Rock Pigs, a performance event at the Tote presented by Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in March 2006.

MONA Museum of Old and New Art Mark Fraser Nicole Durling Nicole is the curator of the contemporary art collection at MONA. She has a Masters of Fine Art from Monash University and isalso a practicing visual artist. David Walsh David owns Moorilla Estate winery, Moo Brew beer and is building MONA

The 2005 Inaugural Horse Bazaar Prize winners



Open prize $3000 Anton Skene for “pills”

Rear Projection Urinal Prize $500 Chin Yeong Hau (Howie) for “piss the bull”

People’s choice $500 Jonothan Chong for ” birds and geckos” and
Kelly Brehney for “enchanted garden” (Joint winners)

Student award $1000 Chan Yee Wei for “rice paddy”

Dataton Award for Technical Excellence Lycette Brothers for “falling rain” and “cast iron”
Dataton Award for Technical Excellence was presented by Dataton of Sweden and Interactive Controls Pty. Ltd.