Relaxation Machine: NewHive + Print Screen Announce Winner

balance by taietzelticalos

What is the relationship between technology and relaxation — between technology and sleep, even? How do our dreams relate to the divinations and future-looking inclinations of the technological landscape? What are the consequences of ‘always on’ digital culture? How does technology create new sources of pleasure and relaxation, while at the same time denying these in the name of productivity?

NewHive and Print Screen Festival invited artists to submit work based on the theme of “Relaxation Machine” using NewHive’s multimedia Net Art platform. A jury of judges, including Liat Berdugo, Net Art and Special Programs Curator of Print Screen; Melissa Broder, Director of Media & Special Projects at NewHive; Lior Zalmanson, Artistic Director of Print Screen selected one artist to receive an award, and seven other finalists whose work will be exhibited in the Holon Cinematheque and Mediatheque during the Print Screen Festival.

Congratulations to the winner, Taietzel Ticalos, for her piece, balance: a stunning multimedia meditation on money, privacy, data and peace of mind.

Special thanks to the seven finalists for their great work: Vlad Anghel, Taylor Ervin, Michael Green, The Institute for New Feeling, Elisabeth Nicula, Alex Saum, and Sabato Visconti.

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