The IK Prize celebrates creative talent in the digital industry

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And the winner of the IK Prize 2015 is…

Artist and IK Prize juror Mat Collishaw announces Flying Object as winners of IK Prize 2015 for their proposal Tate Sensorium.

Flying Object receive the £10,000 prize plus a further £60,000 to turn their idea into a reality later this year. Tate Sensorium will offer visitors to Tate Britain the chance to use their sense of smell, taste hearing or touch to experience artworks through the use of new technologies. 

We’re thrilled to have been awarded the 2015 IK Prize. We founded Flying Object on the belief that technology can be transformative in the way that people connect to the world and to each other. The IK Prize gives us a tremendous platform to develop those ideas in the world of art. And we’re incredibly excited to be collaborating with both Tate and a top team of scientists and creatives to bring the project to life.
Flying Object  

I am delighted that Flying Object is the winner of the IK Prize 2015. This prize was initiated to celebrate digital creativity and their proposal, Tate Sensorium, combines advanced technologies to give visitors a fresh way to experience and engage with great works of art.
Kerstin Mogull, Tate Managing Director   

I love the emotive power of all of the senses, layering images with sound, smell and touch is something that fascinates me. The use of technologies in Tate Sensorium to stimulate multi sensory experiences will offer a totally fresh and insightful way to experience the incredible works of art they have on display.
Justin Cooke, Founder & CEO of Tunepics, and IK Prize juror 

About IK Prize 2015

Supported by the Porter Foundation, the Prize is awarded annually by Tate to an individual, team or company for an innovative idea that uses the power of digital technology to connect broad audiences with art. The winner is given the opportunity to turn their idea into a reality in collaboration with Tate.

The IK Prize 2015 Shortlist. The four candidates and their proposals are:

The resulting project will create a new way for members of the public to discover, explore or simply enjoy art from Tate’s collection.

IK Prize 2014

Following a shortlist that included a range of innovative ideas, from stories about artists and artworks told through social media, to paintings recreated in the online world of Minecraft, and an interactive video showing a childlike visit to the gallery, the inaugural IK Prize culminated in After Dark, the Prize’s first winning project by London design studio The Workers. 

Irene Kreitman and the Porter Foundation

Irene Kreitman was a generous philanthropist and longstanding supporter of Tate. She served as a volunteer for more than 25 years and was always interested in helping people to engage with and be inspired by art. She and her husband, Hyman Kreitman, funded a number of acquisitions, especially in the field of modern British art, as well as the creation of the Hyman Kreitman Research Centre at Tate Britain.

Irene Kreitman’s sister, Dame Shirley Porter, and her niece Linda Streit and nephew, John Porter, continue this tradition of philanthropy and have chosen to extend this legacy of support with a major benefaction to the renovation of the galleries at Tate Britain, as well as the creation of the IK Prize.

With the support of the Porter Foundation


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