On the edge of тechnology & art
Winner announced

The winner of UNIT.City Art PrizeBeacon by Sebastian Kite (UK)

Sebastian Kite
(United Kingdom)

Sebastian Kite is an installation artist based in London.

Exploring the intersection of art, architecture and music, his site-specific installations employ light, sound, projection and performance to illustrate new readings of spaces.

Often performative, Kite works with choreographers, composers, filmmakers and fashion designers to create a collaborative practice.

He has exhibited South Kiosk (London), Wanås Konst (Sweden), Sonica Festival (Glasgow), Salone del Mobile (Milan).

Trained as an architect at The Glasgow School of Art and Westminster School of Architecture, Kite graduated in 2010. Since then he founded his own installation agency, Kite & Laslett (2010-13), and has worked as Creative Director at design agency Jotta Studio (2014-17).

Kite has taught at institutions such as The Bartlett UCL and Westminster School of Architecture and in 2015 received the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award.

Beacon

Beacon is a light installation that transforms the former industrial pipe into a bright symbol for the future UNIT.City of Kyiv. The beacon of light pierces the night sky, performing as a visible marker across the skyline.

Light is known to travel at 299,792,458 metres per second; the sun takes circa 8 minutes to reach the Earth’s surface. Referencing the scienti c discovery of the speed of light, the installation acts in reverse as a transmitter, projecting light back into the stratosphere and beyond into an ever expanding universe. The projection travels into space and the unknown, opening questions of who may receive the message.

More

10 Finalists

Andriy Savchenko (Ukraine) LISP The installation consists of a large number of rotors, freely distributed on the shaft, which covers the pipe on the outer diameter. Under the wind fueled, the rotors rotate with varying intensity, which allows you to create a peculiar display of the wind. More
Janna Kadyrova (Ukraine) The Pipe is Calling! The Pipe represent a special invitation to all The guests to switch into the gaseous state. Welcoming people to take a ride up to the sky with transparent (glass-made) elevator. Along the way 60 metres high you will reach a two-tiered observation deck.
The main element, both conceptually and formally, is the smoke ring. Balconies visually represent frozen rings of smoke that just popped out of the pipe.
More
Ievgen Chernat (Ukraine) The light Is the art object a symbol of the technology and art unification? How does a photo transform an object? The physical dimensions of the pipe dictate a new idea. Now this is a pinhole. So, a sixty-meter pinch-camera.
The pipe hole is capped to create a completely dark space inside. At the top, there will be a small hole through which the light penetrate into the interior and project into the film. This will create a sky image.
More
Vasil Khomko (Ukraine) Doodle-Tube The tube with LED grid and related software turns into an interactive unique visual messenger. When you open the Doodle-Tube application on your smartphone (or a web version on your computer) and paint an idea that appears on a 60 meters high interactive screen. More
Oleksandr Fil, Oleksander Velgan, Denys Nikonchuk (Ukraine) The Temple of Light Artistic transformation of the object must broadcast the values ​​that preach the present. The Temple of Light involves the insertion of light screens into the body of the pipe so that the screens caught the sunlight throughout the day. Therefore, the location of the screens is determined not so much by the compositional principle as the orientation of the sun's position, forming different light patterns in the middle of the pipe itself. For the operation of the object in the evening it is assumed that the hidden light is placed in the screens, and the placement of flashlights on the locks of the metal belts that are located along the entire length of the pipe. More
Gustav Dusing and Max Hacke (Germany) Helix The factory pipe represents industrial past of the area, while the added structure symbolizes innovation and forward thinking. The walk upstairs is an extraordinary experience attracting people from all over the town. Instantly recognizable from afar, the construction is simple yet sophisticated. `Helix ́ gives identity to the redevelopment area, potentially becoming a trademark through its iconic shape. More
Sebastian Kite (United Kingdom) Beacon Beacon is a light installation that transforms the former industrial pipe into a bright symbol for the future UNIT.City of Kyiv. The beacon of light pierces the night sky, performing as a visible marker across the skyline.
Light is known to travel at 299,792,458 metres per second; the sun takes circa 8 minutes to reach the Earth’s surface. Referencing the scienti c discovery of the speed of light, the installation acts in reverse as a transmitter, projecting light back into the stratosphere and beyond into an ever expanding universe. The projection travels into space and the unknown, opening questions of who may receive the message.
More
Oleksandr Guk (Ukraine) The Tower of Opportunities The perception of the pipe is a dynamic sculptural composition.The aim of the project is to rethink the shape of the object and add new qualities. The Tower is not an old construction that needs to be redecorated, it could be the base for creating an energy source with a help of wind generators. More
Alla Androshchuk (Ukraine) UNIT.City Tube Every visitor of UNIT.City will be asked about their emotional feelings on a special mobile app. Every emotional state correlates with a certain color, which  immediately appears on some part of the surface of the pipe. As a result the factory pipe will be covered with a structural sheath, which will change by showing the general mood of the UNIT.City visitors and co-workers. More
Oleksandr Gorban (Ukraine) Reunity An art object in the form of a tree symbolizes the process of revitalization of the post-industrial area. The art object is created with the help of aluminum structures and a system of cables, resembling the shape of a tree with a green crown – a symbol of purification of the industrial area from the dirty atmospheric emissions of the plant. At night, the sculpture is highlighted by a LED light. Also, the subject can be used to collect rainwater to irrigate greenery in the area. More

UNIT.City Art Prize — international competition in contemporary art – is awarded twice a year. The main objective for the competition is to support the development of the projects at the intersection of innovative technology and art. Сandidates for the UNIT.City ArtPrize are artists, scientists, engineers, architects, designers or artistic and scientific groups.

On June 14th the first UNIT.City Art Prize starts. The idea is in art-transforming the industrial facility. The Winning Prize - 50,000 hryvnias and cover of production expenses on the idea.

Art object

Future art installation – The pipe 60 meters high with 8.2 meter diameter. The slope of generatrix outer surface of the barrel is constant and is about 2°. The lower part of the pipe – reinforced concrete, 5 meters height. The outdoor construction is currently the highest one located on the premises of the UNIT.City.

Terms

By July 25th, participants have to present their own vision for the art-transformation of the pipe on the territory of UNIT.City. The change will emphasize revitalization of the former industrial zone.The future art object is to combine creative idea and innovative solution.

Timeline

The winner will be determined by an international jury in August 2017. The project will be implemented by the end of September 2017.

25 July, 2017
Deadline for applying
4 September, 2017
Winner announcement
Autumn 2017
Project production and presentation

Jury

Cees Donkers The Netherlands Dutch architect-urbanist, founder of the City as a LAB studio and the main person behind Eindhoven’s transformation from an industrial to innovative city. Cees has extensive experience in urban development and is also a social architect and urban environment designer.
Nadim Samman United Kingdom British art сurator and art historian, based in Berlin. Nadim read philosophy at University College London before receiving his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Co-director of Import Projects, Berlin. He was co-curator of the 4th Marrakech Biennale, 1st Antarctic Biennale (2017), The Antarctic Pavilion (Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2014; Art, 2015, 2017), сurator and artistic director of the 5th Moscow International Biennial for Young Art.
Darya Koltsova Ukraine Artist, performer, curator, researcher. Сurator of UNIT.City Art Prize. Co-curator of the international project See Ukraine: DOCUDAYS UA ON TOUR (2017-2018). Curator of discussional platform of UNICEF project What's your name? (2016), Decompression (2014), Ukraine-Scene libre (2014), GogolFest (2014, 2015). Fellow of Gaude Polonia. Darya has won the Grand Prix MUHI; nominee for the Pinchuk Art Prize.
Max Yakover Ukraine Managing partner at the UNIT.City, Innovation park. Former Director for Development at the Expocenter of Ukraine. Founder of creative space Сhasopys, Partner of Interesting Kyiv Project. Max has more than 10 years of experience in IT and KMBS MBA degree.
Maxim Bakhmatov Ukraine Managing partner at the UNIT.City, Innovation park. Former CEO at the Expocenter of Ukraine. Founder of a German IT-company UkrGerman Enterprise (UGE), Founder and CEO of Ledokol Company.
Dmytro Yeryomin Ukraine Managing partner at the UNIT.City, Innovation park. Former Chief Marketing Officer at BIONIC Hill, Innovation park; Director of Patronage Service in Kyiv.

Contacts

UNIT.City
Kyiv, Dorogozhitska 1