2013 Prix Ars Electronica Computer Animation/Film/Vfx Honorary Mention
Under An Alias is the big new fairytale of Nerdworking, a digital historical expression. This time our story takes place in the small German town of Weimar. Weimar is a meeting and creation point for eminent intellectuals of our times. This is the town where Goethe wrote his masterpieces, where the music of Franz Liszt could be heard. This is where the German Republic was founded in 1919, whose legacy was subsequently marred by the establishment of a Nazi concentration camp here in 1937. Weimar, a city that currently merges art and architecture in the Bauhaus university, has many untold stories.
Although difficult, telling Weimar’s story was incredibly educational for an Istanbul-based group of artists. It gave an opportunity for Nerdworking to illustrate a story from another perspective. Dozens of people spent long hours immersing themselves the rich cultural background, while taking into consideration the opinions of previous researchers.
Under An Alias, created through the collaboration of international artists and working completely in cyberspace, made its debut as the main act of the Genius Loci Festival. Under An Alias was exhibited from 10 to 12 August at the Fürstenhaus, Franz Liszt Conservatory, every night several times a night from 8 p.m. until the early hours. We decided that there could be nothing more appropriate, than projecting the analogy onto this iconic building. The initial section of this tribute to the legacy of Weimar is the spirit, then the muscles then the skin. The story was based on the linear history of the city.