This year’s annual Jarman Award 2016 and the prize of £10 000 has been given to Heather Phillipson. Presented by Film London and supported by Arts Council England, in association with Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery. Since it’s launching in 2008, inspired by the filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award spots and financially supports rising stars of the UK art world. The award is additionally supported through an on-going series of broadcast commissions for Chanel 4’s Random Acts strand. Furthermore there has been a UK tour of the shortlisted artists, taking place in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island, from 2 October until 20 November 2016. There was a chance to hear from the artists in person and see there past and new screen works.
The jury members are:
• Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery
• Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film), Tate Modern and Film London Board Member
• Pegah Farahmand, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4
• Adam Chodzko, Artist
• Emma Morris, Executive Director, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
• Joanna Hogg, Filmmaker
Here is an interview video with this year’s winner, Heather Phillipson and an excerpt from 100% OTHER FIBRES, 2016.
HOME CINEMA, located in Manchester, presents at the beginning of October a programme of the short listed artists for the Jarman Award 2016: Mikhail Karikis, Shona Illingworth, Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Rachel Maclean and Heather Phillipson. Their work range from single screen works to gallery installations and found footage sourced from YouTube. It will give an insight into the best contemporary moving image artists in England. This is the programme:
Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2014, 16 min
Heather Phillipson, FINAL DAYS, 2015, 22 min
Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, 2014, 17 min
Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen, 2014, 22 min
Sophia Al Maria, The Watcher # 1, 2014, 6min and Choque, 2014, 5min
Rachel Maclean, Please Sir…, 2014, 25 min
2 Tony Wilson Place
Sun 2 Oct 2016, 15.40
The screening includes a with the shortlisted artists Heather Phillipson and Chris Paul Daniels, artist and Lecturer in Filmmaking at Manchester School of Art.
More information about the screening at the website of HOME
A few days ago Film London has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Jarman Award.
The participants are:
as finalists for the £10,000 prize. The award jury includes a board member of Tate Modern, the director of the Whitechapel Gallery as well as fellow filmmakers.
In its ninth year, the award honours UK artists working with film, video and moving image in all its forms and keeping Jarman’s “spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation” alive. The work of this year’s nominees spans short films, animations, YouTube collages and multi-screen installations.
Five of the six artists competing for the 2016 Award are women, exploring subjects as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease and Arab pop culture. Al Maria’s work explores the complexity and contradiction of modern life in the Middle East. In wildly different ways, Evans and Illingworth investigate ideas of human emotion and memory. Maclean is a creative scavenger of found sound for the screen. Karikis, whose work currently features in the Whitstable Biennale, uses the voice as a sculpture material, while Phillipson houses her video art in giant feet and dogs that she makes herself.
Given in conjunction with the Whitechapel Gallery and Britain’s Channel 4, the award provides the opportunity to the shortlistet artists to produce a film for Random Acts, a short film series commissioned by Channel 4. As in previous editions, this year’s Jarman Award will be accompanied by a nationwide touring programme, profiling work by the shortlist via a series of events at major arts venues across the UK and culminating in a special weekend of screenings, Q&As and performances at Whitechapel Gallery on 19 – 20 November. The winner of this year’s Film London Jarman Award will be announced on Monday 28 November 2016.
You will find more information here, and in this newspaper article from the guardian.