KABK alumni nominees Icarus Award 2018

KABK alumni Manuel Beltrán (alumnus Bachelor & Master ArtScience) and Felix Mollinga (alumnus SvJT) are two of the three finalists for the Icarus Award 2018.

Awarded every year, the Icarus Award is intended for a young artist whose work questions issues touching upon the thin line between technological possibilities and ethical implications.

Manuel Beltrán, Institute of Human Obsolescence
Manuel Beltrán, IoHO

Manuel Beltrán, Institute of Human Obsolescence
In a labor market where humans are increasingly being replaced by technology, the Institute of Human Obsolescence examines how human-produced data can be seen as a form of 'invisible labour'.

From the jury report:

The jury is impressed by the various ways with which the artist denounces the relationship between man and machine. The self-appointed institute develops work that can help us investigate and understand what the scope of AI and value creation can mean in the future. Installations such as Biological Labor look fantastic.”
Felix Mollinga, Databall
Felix Mollinga, Databall

Felix Mollinga, Databall
Via the digital devices they use online, children leave traces on the internet without realising it. Databall is a game for two players, which in a playful manner visualizes the flow of personal data and makes children aware of the online traces they leave behind.

From the jury report:

A good work, visually attractive that involves relevant subjects such as digital awareness. It is more than an attractive game and therefore scores high.”

The winner of the Icarus Award 2018 will be announced on Thursday 15 November, during the annual ECP congress. Last year the prize was awarded to alumna Graphic Design Roos Groothuizen.

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