30 April 2015
Welsh National Opera and the Lumen Prize Exhibition, the pre-eminent competition and global tour for digital art, have combined forces to award a new prize recognising excellence in digital art for theatrical purpose incorporating both sound and movement.
“Digital Art is fast becoming a vital component to the very best operatic performances globally. By using the magic of electronics and the brilliance of original coding, artists can enhance both established and new opera alike. This prize is aiming at finding the best artists working in that space,” says Carla Rapoport, Director of the Lumen Prize. “We are honoured to be working with WNO to launch this prize as part of the 2015 Lumen Prize Call for Entries.”
In addition to the prize of $1000, WNO is pleased to be offering a US$1500 commission to the winning artist to develop his or her work in collaboration with the WNO team, with the possibility of its performance by WNO artists.
WNO Artistic Director, David Pountney says: “As the judge for this award, I’m eager to see what’s being developed by artists globally and choosing a work which reflects an instinct for how music, dance and theatrical performance can be expressed in this new medium.”
For more information about this prize, please see www.lumenprize.com. The Call for Entries for the Lumen Performance prize closes on June 8th.