Glasgow based artist Stephen Sutcliffe creates film collages from an extensive archive of British television, film sound, broadcast images and spoken word recordings he has been collecting since childhood. Often reflecting on aspects of British culture and identity, the results are melancholic, poetic and satirical amalgams which subtly tease out and critique ideas of class-consciousness and cultural authority. Through an extensive editing process, Sutcliffe's works pitch sound against image to subvert predominant narratives, generating alternative readings through the juxtaposition and synchronization of visual and aural material.
Recent solo exhibitions include Outwork and Workings out, Tramway, Glasgow (2013) and Runaway, Success, Stills, Edinburgh. Group exhibitions include Assembly, Tate Britain, London; If Not Always Permanently, Memorably, Spike Island, Bristol and Outrageous Fortune, Hayward Gallery London /Focal Point Southend. Sutcliffe screened his films extensively in film festivals including Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2012, he won the Margaret Tait Award.