Invisible Lines wins the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists

Happy to announce that the collaboration installation  Invisible Lines (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein) won the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists!

The work will be presented as part of a show at the Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst, Oldenburg, Germany in September 2014.

“The jury has unanimously decided to present Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda-Bank 2014, each of which includes prize money to the amount of €3,000 and participation in an exhibition, to the following artists:

Adam Basanta & Julian Stein, Invisible Lines, 2013 – Sound installation
Axel Straschnoy, Kilpisjärvellä, 2012 – 4k full-dome film, 17’00” (planetarium)

The work Invisible Lines by the two Montreal-based sound artists and composers Adam Basanta and Julian Stein impressed the jury with the clarity of its uniting an apparent acoustic malfunction (microphone feedback) to become a multilayered sound and spatial composition. In this installation, six speakers and six microphones are situated opposite each other in a fixed order. Using software developed specifically for this purpose, the feedback loops and oscillating processes that are produced are held in a permanently changing yet self-regulating field of tension made up of chaotic structures (instability) and ordered structures (stability). This gives rise to a complex instrument from what is initially a simple arrangement that both plays with the expectations of viewers or listeners and at the same time baffles them in its nearly virtuoso intricacy as a composition.”


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