The scholarship of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for female media artists 2010 was awarded to Tina Tonagel.
Members of the three-person jury were Dr. Inke Arns (Director of HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund), Thibaut de Ruyter (art critic, Berlin) and Susanne Weirich (artist and NRW Media Art Scholarship Holder 2008).
The artist Tina Tonagel (Cologne) has been developing experimental works with overhead projectors for several years. Starting with purely visual installations in which kinetic set-ups on the projectors generated images in real time, the artist has recently begun to extend these space-related installations with sound components. Tina Tonagel’s project “Himalaya Variations” is an audiovisual performance with two overhead projectors. Self-made sound generators/musical instruments are placed on the projectors’ support surfaces; these instruments are played live and visualised in real time. The concept for this “kinetic overhead installation” as well as this artist’s love of experimentation, wit and sense of humour convinced the jury.
Tina Tonagel (*1973 in Lemgo) studied at the University of Bielefeld and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (graduated 2004). She received, among others, the Milla and Partner Prize for Media in Space (Stuttgart Filmwinter) in 2004, the 5th Marl Video Installation Prize (Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl) in 2008, a scholarship from the Kunststiftung NRW (promotion of young artists) in 2009 and the Stiftung Kunstfonds working scholarship in 2011.
Further information on the artist’s website