From 1998-2005, I worked exclusively in the commissioning and producing of national touring exhibitions of British Artists’ Film and Moving Image work at the leading national agency for commissioning and touring artists moving image work Film and Video Umbrella, London.
At Film and Video Umbrella, I worked on numerous artists’ moving image projects including multi-screen gallery and site-specific installations to shorter film and video works, as well as online commissions, artist residencies, events and publications. While at Film and Video Umbrella, individual artist collaborations included national touring exhibitions by Turner prize nominees Isaac Julien, Jane and Louise Wilson, and Turner prize winner Mark Leckey, as well as exhibition projects with other leading talents including Johan Grimonprez, Mark Lewis and Janice Kerbel. Film and Video Umbrella projects explore contemporary themes and emerging aesthetic trends, and are produced in partnership and collaboration with major galleries, festivals, corporate sponsors and academic institutions.
Part of an ongoing investigation into how artists work with the moving image and the screen. I presented the Film London Jarman Award and Random Acts touring programme in the UK and France across two consecutive years in 2015/16 in partnership with Film London and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers. Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers.
The winner of the Jarman Award announced at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery each year receives a £10,000 prize. The Award is supported by Channel 4, who commission a number of the shortlisted artists to produce new films for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand. As part of a programme of events, I was pleased to be joined by artist-filmmaker David Panos, shortlisted for Jarman Award 2009 and awardee of a FLAMIN Productions award for The Empty Plan, and Steven Ball, British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection at Central Saint Martins to discuss historical and contemporary artists’ moving image, post expanded cinema practices.
This screening of the Jarman Award Touring Programme and Random Acts Programme presented a selection of single screen film works by artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award: David Panos and Anja Kirschner, Brad Butler and Karen Mirza (shortlisted for Artes Mundi 6 in 2014); John Akomfrah (featured in the British Art Show 8 in 2015/2016 and in Venice Art Biennale 2015); Anja Kirschner and David Panos; Stephen Sutcliffe; Ed Atkins; Rachel Maclean (featured in the British Art Show 8 in 2015/2016; representing Scotland at the Venice Art Biennale in 2017); Emily Wardill; Elizabeth Price (Turner Prize winner in 2012); James Richards (featured in the British Art Show 8 in 2015/2016; Turner Prize nominee in 2014; representing Wales at the Venice Art Biennale in 2017); Luke Fowler (Turner Prize nominee in 2012); Laure Prouvost (featured in the British Art Show 8 in 2015/2016; Turner Prize winner in 2013); Ben Rivers; John Smith; Laura Buckley; Andrew Köttin; Benedict Drew (featuring in the British Art Show 8 in 2015/2016); Clio Barnard (BAFTA Outstanding Debut Award in 2011); Zineb Sedira
The Film London Jarman Award is presented in partnership with Channel 4 and in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.