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Creative Responses to Modernism Competition

Competition 2016

Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Responses to Modernism

The judges have now met to decide on the shortlist for this year’s Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Responses to Modernism.

The competition was open to postgraduate students from throughout Britain.  Students were invited to submit texts, images, films, digital artefacts or musical compositions, responding either directly or indirectly to modernist art in any medium.

This year’s judging panel comprised Lisa Appignanesi, Michael Berkeley, Rachel Cusk, Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Harding, Deborah Levy and Stephen Romer.

The shortlist:

Jocelyn Campbell’s ‘rgn.1 | ‘nt’rl’d’ | rgn.2’ is a composition for piano that experiments inventively and beautifully with systems of musical invention in an attempt to straddle an ambiguous line between ‘modernist’ stylistic traits (its emphasis on formal construction and an abstract, non-teleological musical language) ad ‘postmodern’ imitation.

Ziad Nagy’s ‘What Lies Beneath’ is a short animated film that plays with surface and depth and with the relationship between technology and the uncanny in a humorous and original way.

Cecilia Stinton’s Der Gelbe Klang is a collaborative production that creatively and professionally juxtaposes Kandinsky’s colour opera Der Gelbe Klang (1909) with a performance of Franz Schreker’s Kammersymphonie (1916) and Lewis Coenen-Rowe’s new work, A Cosmic Joke (2014). Through innovative puppetry and lighting design Stinton and her team revisited Kandinsky’s classic modernist work from a twenty-first century perspective. Stinton discusses the production in 'Performing Colour and Staging Sound: Revisiting Kandinsky's Multimedia Project' 

Please click on the titles to view or listen to the three entries. The winner will be announced at our party on 23 June and the winning entries will be published in Textual Practice in January 2017. Next year’s prize will be open to the whole of Europe and further details will be announced in the autumn.

To see details of the 2015 winning entries please click here.


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