The ARCOMadrid / BEEP Electronic Art, Award is a prize that is awarded in the Spanish exhibition ARCH since 9 years ago. The aim of this award is to promote research, the production and exhibition of art linked to new technologies, and in this way, enhance artistic creation linked to these types of media or electronic.
This year 2014, for the first time since he was born the prize, the winners of the first prize were three artists: Manu Arregui with “Ejercicios de medición sobre el movimiento amanerado de las manos” Gallery Espacio Mínimo, Manuel Fernández with “On Kawara Time Machine”, Gallery Moisés Pérez de Álbeniz y Andrés Pachón with “ Tropologías II ( del archivo del doctor Ripoche)” Gallery Ángeles baños.
Manu Arregui’s work tackles the issue of dance based on a recording of the hands of several professional dancers moving, and the use of a 3D modeling software with which these movements are replicated, obtaining position data and corresponding rotation. Thus, Manu Arregui reflects on topics such as phobia to effeminacy and masculinization, where traditionally “masculine embarrasses the impulse” and is characterized by a “straight and energetic movement”, contrary to the movement of the dancers.