HASH Award 2020
Poster of the HASH Award 2020 at ZKM Karlsruhe. A yellow-green graphic consisting of geometric elements.
A project by Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Karlsruhe
Fri, February 21, 2020 3 pm – 10 pm CET, Award Ceremony

Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Center for Art and Media will award the international production prize HASH, on February 21, 2020.

On February 21, 2020, the international production prize HASH for net-based projects in the fields of art, technology, and design will be awarded for the second time at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The prize, endowed with 8,000 euros, was founded by Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM and is sponsored by the Stiftung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. 

Based on the hash value from information technology, which is unique for each file and is used as a test value for data transfer, the HASH stands for an outstanding project. The prize will be awarded to one of the artists from the English-language online support program Web Residencies for the years 2018/2019.

Conceived by invited curators, the Web Residencies’ open calls addressed questions such as: What can we learn from machines and how much do we depend on them in our lives and at work? How do new care technologies relate to the crisis in caring for the elderly and sick? With which technical innovations, hacks, or open-source strategies can we counter the causes and effects of climate change? What are today's scientific or technological colonialisms? How could digital infrastructures that promote opinion-forming and political debate look? What role do mobile phones, actioncams, toy drones and social media live streaming play in war, terrorism, hunting, and other forms of subjective violence and their representation?

More than 1,200 artists, coders, designers, and scientists have submitted project proposals for the six thematic calls for 2018/2019. Twenty-five of these ideas were awarded with Web Residencies in which poetic, playful, as well as critical, political, or utopian works were realized. 

On February 21, the curators and artists will come together at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe to present the programs’ themes and questions to an interested public in talks, presentations, and performances.

The event will take place in English.



3 pm    Talks and short presentations on the calls »Ghosted 2018«, »Planetary Glitch,« and »Refiguring the Feminist Future«
by Tegan Bristow, Léa Porré, Mary Maggic, Tiare Ribeaux, Morehshin Allahyari
4:15 pm Performance »The Future(s) Are Black Quantum Womanist«
by Rasheedah Phillips
4:45 pm Talks and short presentations on the calls »Rigged Systems«, »Engeneering Care,« and »Violent Consumer Media«
by Jonas Lund, Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret, Daphne Dragona, Johanna Bruckner, Dani Ploeger, Ronnie Karfiol
6 pm Performance »Sympoetic Desires«
by Johanna Bruckner with Frida Giulia Franceschini, Elma Mateva, Louise Trueheart
7 pm HASH Award Ceremony 
8:30 pm Get-together 
Project team
Assistants ZKMJenny Starick and Antonia Kölbl
Organization / Institution
Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Karlsruhe

HASH is supported by the Stiftung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Foundation