Awardee: Franziska Lamprecht

Emerging Fields, 2009

Franziska Lamprecht is a Brooklyn based artist and part of eteam, a two artist collaborative that investigates conceptual possibilities and practical improvements in public spaces and private territories. eteam installations and performances have been shown at museums and galleries including PS1(NYC), EYEBEAM (NYC), MUMOK (Vienna), Momenta Art (Brooklyn), New Museum (NYC) and Neues Museum (Weimar). Videos by the eteam have been screened at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Pacific Film Archive, 11th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Transmediale Berlin, TIDF Taiwan and at the New York Video Festival. They have been awarded a Henry Moore Foundation Project Grant, an EYEBEAM Production Grant and the Marion Ermer Preis 2004. In 2005 they have been selected for the New Commissions Program at Art in General, NY, and the Longwood Arts Project Digital Matrix Commissions Program (NY).

Project: OS Grabeland

_OS Grabeland_ is a collaborative, open-source project connected to two plots of land owned by the artists in Nevada and former East Germany. Though radically different culturally and topographically, neither site has access to a convenient natural or artificial water source. By instigating _OS Grabeland_ in both communities simultaneously the artists are setting up a collaborative system for writing a visual code, which will be compiled through social websites such as blogs, wikis, youtube and facebook. When the rising tide lifts all boats, this evolving virtual source of knowledge and the location of a viable source of water will be converted into lines of universally applicable code.

Collab: eteam

Since 2001, Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger have been collaborating under the name eteam. Most of their projects are based on random pieces of land they buy on ebay or in Second Life. Eteam’s projects have been featured at many venues, including Art in General, P.S.1 and Eyebeam in New York, MUMOK in Vienna, Neues MuseumWeimar in Germany, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain. Eteam’s videos have been screened at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin, the Taiwan International Documentary Festival in Taipei, the New York Video Festival and the 11th Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva. Moderegger and Lamprecht have received funding from Art in General, NYSCA, Rhizome, the Experimental Television Center, the Henry Moore Foundation and an Emerging Artist Fellowship Grant from Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. They have been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Smack Mellon, Eyebeam, Harvestworks and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. In 2010 they received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.