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.
This year’s Jarman Award and the cash prize of £10,000 was given to the Belfast based artist filmmaker Seamus Harahan at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. This has been the 8th Jarman Award, since the beginning in 2008. One can say in the meantime the price has become important for independent filmmakers.
Among Seamus Harahan, the other shortlisted authors are Adam Chodzko, Gail Pickering, Alia Syed, Bedwyr Williams and Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Under the jury:
- Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery
- Andrea Lissoni, Film and International Art Curator, Tate Modern and Film London Board Member
- Pegah Farahmand, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4
- Stephen Sutcliffe, Artist
- Maria Palacios Cruz, Deputy Director, LUX
- Sol Papadopoulos, Producer, Hurricane Films
Seamus Harahan’s film was filmed on inexpensive, hand-held equipment. The artist’s contemplative videos of Belfast street-life subtly blur the lines between observational footage and experimental art and delicately challenge established norms. Music, from hip-hop to folk, is a main component in his work.
Find out more here.
The award winning short movie from Seamus Harahan
About the filmmaker Seamus Harahan and his award winning movie
This year the Jarman Award was presented by the filmmaker John Maybury, a friend and colleague of Jarman at a ceremony in Whitechapel Gallery to the Austrian-born artist Ursula Meyer. She was selected from 10 shortlisted artists and received a £10,000 cash prize and a commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand, Random Acts.
The other shortlisted artists are:
- Redmond Entwistle
- Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
- Stephen Sutcliffe
- Sebastian Buerkner
- John Akomfrah
- Stephen Claydon
- Laura Buckley
- Rachel Reupke
- Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Ursula Meyer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and completed her MA at Goldsmiths College in 2005. Her single and multi-channel films are dialogues with all areas of contemporary culture including architecture, fashion, literature, politics, mythology, geology and visual art. She has exhibited in major art festivals and institutions such as Performa 11, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Tramway, Glasgow; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; MoMA PS1, New York; Garage, Moscow; and Kunsthalle Basel. Mayer’s films often use iconic architectural locations, and focus on the interaction between female figures. The influence Derek Jarman has had on her work was, in particular his films Jubilee (1978) and Last of England (1988).
More about Ursula Meyer and her work your can find on this link.