And the winner of IK Prize 2015 is…

Artist Mat Collishaw announces Flying Object as winners of IK Prize 2015 for their proposal Tate Sensorium. They receive the £10,000 prize plus a further £60,000 to turn their idea into a reality in summer 2015.

The 2015 competition

An expert jury shortlisted four ideas, ranging from using 3D printing technology to enable replicas of sculptures to exhibited in the street, to immersive audio experiences at locations around the country that inspired artworks, to an installation of sensory stimulants which will allow users to smell, touch, taste and hear works of art, as well as a mobile app that uses complex algorithms to match snapshots with artworks.

Watch the candidates’ proposal videos

Digital Re-Sculpt
From Academism to Postmodernism

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Artzoom propose digitally scanning sculptures from Tate’s collection and creating full size replicas using 3D printing technology. These replica artworks would be movable like never before, and would be situated in unusual public locations not normally used for displaying aesthetic objects, offering a new way to encounter works of art. A mobile app providing audio and text commentary, and 3D visualisations, to explain the evolution of sculpture in the twentieth century, would accompany the project.

My Tate Mate

Birmingham, UK

Five10Twelve propose an app that matches your mobile snapshots to artworks from Tate’s collection. Take a selfie and find your Tate Mate, the artwork that looks most like your photograph. Out for a walk? Take a photo of your surroundings to discover an artwork that resembles what you have captured. Using criteria such as colour and composition, the app offers a new way to discover art.

Tate Sensorium

Flying Object
London, UK

Flying Object would like to reunite the senses. In addition to looking, why not smell, touch, taste or hear the many things depicted in great works of art? Imagine having the overwhelming sound and sulphurous smell of a volcano erupting when you take in the enormity of a John Martin painting, or experiencing the tastes, smells and sounds associated with Hogarth’s The Roast Beef of Old England. By complimenting the visuality of art with other sensual experiences, the neurological responses of visitors would also be monitored to give an insight into the emotive power of the senses.

Tate Here

Wieden + Kennedy
London, UK

Wieden + Kennedy want to transport you to the places around the country that inspired great works of British art. Tate Here would place museum-style benches in public locations that relate to artworks from Tate’s collection, such as Margate for Turner, or Manchester for Lowry. Visiting each bench would trigger an immersive audio experience that uses binaural sound, via a mobile app, composed of archival material, sounds, music and storytelling, to bring-to-life the stories artworks have to tell that are intimately tied to places and events around the UK.