KP Prize 2022 of DKK 10,000, sponsored by Aarhuus Stiftstidendes Fond, is awarded to
for the video
'Dear Rock of the Real World' / 05:03 min.
The award winner has been selected by a jury consisting of Pernille Lærke Andersen (KP's board), Peter Flejsborg (Galleri Profilen) og artist Jesper Rasmussen,, who offer the following motivation for their choice:
In his avatar video Dear Rock of the Real World, Jonatan Wejnold depicts a digital universe with an accomplished aesthetic and a strong poetic undertone.
You are led into a digital flower world of great, sensual beauty which is emphasized by music that is both simple and seductive.
But beauty has a downside, an inherent dystopia, where the ecological catastrophe threatens so that it all capsizes and perishes, and where glitch and flaws appear in the picture at intervals.
With its digital tools, the video is a convincing manifestation that points to an uncertain future.
Congratulation to Jonatan Wejnold!
Skønheden har en bagside: KP-prisen 2022 går til æstetisk og dystopisk værk / 13 April 2022 / Aarhus Stiftstidende / Kirstine Lefevre Sckerl (in danish)
A professional recognition and a financial boost
Awarding the KP Prize and Audience Award is an initiative coming from KP's Board, and with support by Aarhuus Stiftstidende's Foundation has been made possible a long nurtured desire to upskill talent care in connection with KP.
Winning one of the prizes has meant a professional recognition and financial boost. For as everyone knows, it is the artist who, in principle, bears both expense and risk when creating art works.
KP Prize and Audience Award are donated by Aarhuus Stiftstidendes Foundation and awarded as travelgrants