Media Art Award

Media art exhibition





Intro The Media Art Award is awarded each year to Media Art and Design students of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. 2019 is the 11th time that the award is presented at gallery Eigenheim. The gallery is located in a park in a nice and quaint gardener's house, just a few meters away from the newly opened Bauhaus-Museum Weimar.

Celebrating and exploring the digital world and promoting media art is the main objective of the Media Art Award. This year the digital world is once again omnipresent at the exhibition, because digital media have long since become an essential part of our everyday lives. Media art questions the interaction between society and media distractions and invites the visitors to view the changes due to media critically.

A renowned external jury is awarding the prizes. The jury consists of Christiane Riedel (ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe), Bettina Steinbrügge (Kunstverein in Hamburg) and Ricardo dal Farra (Concordia University Montréal).



Design concept The graphic design of the posters, flyers and banners is based on a pixelated black-and-white pattern, the so-called cellular automata. These automata are discrete mathematical models, which were first discovered in the 1940s by John von Neumann and became widely known in the 1970s through Conway's Game of Life. They consist of a regular grid of cells, whereby the state of each cell can be either on (here: black) of off (here: white). Only the state of the first row of cells and a certain set of rules is given. The pattern evolves automatically from top to bottom, like an animation. The cells change their state according the state of the neightbouring cells and create distinct patterns.

Different rules can be defined for the initial state (the first row) and with these rules the automata are creating different patterns. For the design of the Media Art Award rule no. 100 and rule no. 11 were used. Why? Of course to celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus and 11 years of Media Art Award at gallery Eigenheim.








Type art exhibition
My role exhibition organisation, graphic design
Design tools Processing, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
Project team Annika Wappelhorst, Alexander Krug, Jake Schultz
And from gallery Eigenheim Konstantin Bayer
Year 2019