Supported by: Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Researched and developed at: Atelier Transmedialer Raum; LabIII—Laboratory for Experimental Computer Science, KHM.
Photo: Miha FRAS

19th Art Division Jury Selections


Media installation

Verena FRIEDRICH [Germany]


VANITAS MACHINE addresses the desire for eternal life and the potential of life-prolonging measures. Based on a candle which – by means of technical intervention – burns down very slowly, the installation creates a contemporary analogy to the endeavour of prolonging the human lifespan with the help of science and technology.