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07 Mar 2011

transmediale Award for House of Natural Fiber

Big congratulations to Yogyakarta new media art laboratory The House of Natural Fiber (HONF) for winning the prestigious transmediale Award 2011 in Berlin!

The House of Natural Fibre (HONF) were honoured with the transmediale Award for their installation Intelligent Bacteria – Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

The House Of Natural Fiber (HONF) is a new media art laboratory run since 1999 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The collective implements an open-community methodology, which is concerned with the needs of cross-collaborative actions to technological development, and its practical use in daily life. They have since grown into a community with various backgrounds and ideals, and a goal to create a spirit of togetherness for the society and the environment. interviewed Andreas Siagian, member of the new media art laboratory, who explained the work of the organization and the collaboration between HONF  and a scientist community from the University of Gajah Mada (UGM). The two teams explored the field of microbiology and biotechnology and their research resulted installation which won the transmediale Award 2011.

The jury nominated seven outstanding art works from among an impressive pool of over 1000 entries submitted from around the world, covering a broad range of digital and media arts practice.

On February 6th, 2011 transmediale.11, Berlin's festival for art and digital culture, came to a close with a resounding performance by transmediale Award 2011 winners HONF from Indonesia.

Over 200 participants from 30 countries, among them artists, media activists, philosophers, coders and researchers devoted themselves in 300 projects to the challenges of an inherently connected society “going live” in the digital age.