AppArtAward 2013. Highlights
The logo of the AppArtAward. Small "a", green, black and white framed, with a "plus" on the bottom right corner.
Sat, July 13, 2013 – Sun, July 06, 2014

To promote creative developments beyond economic structures and make the previously unthinkable thinkable − that is the goal of the AppArtAward, which was awarded on July 12, 2013 by the ZKM | Karlsruhe and its partners for the third time.

The prize awards the best work of art in App format that distinguished themselves as advanced artistic applications. In addition to the aesthetic aspects, focus is placed on the creative integration and use of technological possibilities. From over 100 submissions, the renowned jury selected the winners in the categories "Prize for Artistic Innovation", "Special Prize for Augmented Reality Art" and "Special Prize for Crowd Art", which were each connected to a sum of € 10,000.

At the accompanying exhibition, visitors may view and test the winner Apps themselves, as well as a selection of the best submissions of the AppArtAward 2013.


Prize for Artistic Innovation

JODI: ZYX, 2012
Application for iOS
ZYX is a performative app that guides users to carry out a series of movements, thus exposing them to a dissonant situation that is both virtual and physical: while it looks to outsiders merely as if the users are performing some kind of bizarre dance, the iDevice registers any correctly executed sequence of motions and rewards it with a signal tone. more

JODI is an artistic collective consisting of Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans who live and work in the Netherlands.

Special Prize for Augmented Reality Art

Kei Shiratoris, Takeshi Mukai, Younghyo Bak: ARART, 2013
Application for iOS
This app ARART blurs the boundaries between the real and the virtual world by having the iDevice superimpose a new dimension of reality on real art works. Historical background information is conveyed in a creative manner, enabling the viewer to develop new ways of seeing the original. morer

Kei Shiratoris lives and works as media artist in Tokio, Takeshi Mukai works at the intersection of fine arts and new technology and the media artist Younghyo Bak st PhD student at the Kyoto City University of Arts.

Special Prize for Crowd Art

Andrew Bluff: Mobile Phone Orchestra, 2012
Application for iOS
With the app Mobile Phone Orchestra, the user takes part in an automatized, collaborative sound experiment that combines the private music libraries of the various users to form a public sound space. Each iDevice becomes an individual "sound producer", creating unique acoustic art works in combination with other mobile devices. more

Andrew Bluff lives and works in Sydney and is a up-and-coming media artis, who has already produced several prizewinning works.

Further Apps in the Exhibition: CoreMites (2013), Dépli (2013), Fairgrounds Night (2012), Konstruct (2011), Man In A Box (2012), Once Touch (2012), Petting Zoo (2013), SoundyThingie (2010), Urban Rhythms (2011)

Exhibitions team

Project management: Julia Jochem
Technical management: Volker Sommerfeld

Organization / Institution
ZKM Karlsruhe