Moving Pictures: Artists' Films from the Film London Jarman Award
Date posted: 08.04.2015
Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) and the British Council have come together to curate Moving Pictures, an international touring programme of innovative moving image art. The programme brings together 18 artists who have been nominated for the prestigious Film London Jarman Award over the past seven years.
The programme, which will be distributed through the British Council's 110 local offices around the world over the next three years, has so far been screened at Maison de l'Art et de la Communication in Sallaumines, France as part of 51zero festival as well as OCAT Shenzhen, OCAT Shanghai, OCAT Xi'an, Ceiling Space and Times Museum in China, where artists Rachel Maclean and Elizabeth Price attended for Q&As.
Further screenings are due to take place:
- 5-11 April - Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
- 12 April, 3 May - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
- 19-20 May - Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Azerbaijan
UK Launch Event
On Monday 13 July, FLAMIN and the British Council will host a special celebratory launch event featuring a screening of selected works from the tour, followed by a panel discussion examining British moving image work in an international context at Tate Britain.
Gary Thomas from the British Council's film team will be joined by artists Rachel Maclean and Karen Mirza as well as curator Jamie Wyld (videoclub) and Maria Palacios Cruz from LUX.
Presented in two parts, Moving Pictures showcases the rich and diverse range of artists' moving image currently being produced in the UK.
Programme One features work by:
- Brad Butler and Karen Mirza
- John Akomfrah
- Anja Kirschner and David Panos
- Stephen Sutcliffe
- Ed Atkins
- Rachel Maclean
- Emily Wardill
- Elizabeth Price
- James Richards
Programme Two features work by:
- Luke Fowler
- Laure Prouvost
- Ben Rivers
- John Smith
- Laura Buckley
- Andrew Kötting
- Benedict Drew
- Clio Barnard
- Zineb Sedira
The programme is accompanied by a short contextualing film with interviews with selected artists and Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, New York.
To accompany the programme, we've produced a unique publication that contains details on all the artists and their work. It also includes a specially commissioned essay by Gareth Evans, curator of film at the Whitechapel Gallery, about artists' moving image in the UK.
Making the collection
With the aim of the tour to bring British artists' moving image work to new audiences overseas, it has also found new fans back home! As a result of the partnership, the British Council have added to their collection Rachel Maclean's The Lion and the Unicorn, 2012.
About the Film London Jarman Award
Now in its 8th year, the Film London Jarman Award is an annual prize celebrating imagination, innovation and excellence among UK artist filmmakers. Inspired by Derek Jarman, one of Britain's most experimental and controversial artists of the late 20th century, the award recognises work that resists conventional definition.
Full details and information for curators and venues interested in hosting the programme can be found via the British Council website.
Or by contacting Harriet Cooper, International Touring Exhibitions Manager on Touring.Visualarts@britishcouncil.org