Ars Electronica Honorary Mention
The Graduate School is happy to announce that Klaus Spiess and our alumna Lucie Strecker received the Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica 2015 for their project ‘Hare’s Blood +’.
In ‘Hare’s Blood +’ they questioned the exploding prices for artworks incorporating animal relics and recalled visions of a counter-economy as emphasized by Joseph Beuys. For Beuys, the hare’s blood embodied a spiritual medium between life and death, capable of navigating between times and contexts. Beuys even explained pictures to a dead hare. For us the blood’s intrinsic significance together with the multiple’s reproducibility fulfilled the criteria of token money as well as DNA.