The Follow Fluxus – After Fluxus 2019 grant for young contemporary artists called by the Hessian State Capital of Wiesbaden and the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden goes in its twelfth year to Jace Clayton (*1975, Framingham, MA, US).
The jury chose from 39 nominations:
Jace Clayton utilizes music multidisciplinary understanding it as a medium that is perceived universally and independently of social and cultural background. A rigorous conceptual framework grounds his artistic production as it moves across areas as diverse as graphical-pictorial notation, interactive sound installations, composition of choral works, or music software design. He encyclopedically collects sounds and symbols from the collective memories of different (everyday) cultures of the world in order to intelligently historicize them and make them not only receptive for the present, but also usable. The free availability and thus democratic distribution of his open source software migrate the sounds like a living stream.