2016 Jarman Award Film Screening and Talk

16 Nov 2016

See a diverse and thought-provoking programme of artists’ moving image and hear from Mikhail Karikas; one of the six shortlisted artists for this year’s Jarman Award.

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Shortlisted artists: Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis, Rachel Maclean and Heather Phillipson.

The shortlisted artists’ accomplishments for 2016 span single-screen works and immersive gallery installations, animation and intricate CGI techniques to ‘found footage’ sourced from YouTube. Their subjects range from memory and sound, future worlds and forgotten landscapes, the glitz of Gulf culture, pulsing beats of pop with dazzling montages of consumerism and the effect of new technology on human behaviour. Together, the artists selected for this year’s Jarman Award shortlist provide an important insight into the country’s very best moving image artists working now.

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 will be announced on 28 November 2016 at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery and receive a £10,000 prize. The Award is supported by Channel 4, who commissioned each of the shortlisted artists to produce a new film for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.

Part I:

Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2014, 16 min

Heather Phillipson, FINAL DAYS, 2015, 22 min

Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, 2014, 17 min

Part II:

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

Partner: Film London

Image: Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, film still - courtesy the artist.


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