Film London Jarman Award 2015 Weekend

  • Alia Syed, Points of Departure: A dramatic film still of a muddy red railway bridge made of steel.

Past Event

This event was on Sat 21 & Sun 22 November, 11.15am – 6pm

A weekend of events profiling and featuring the six artists shortlisted for Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Featuring screenings, conversations and performance, the first day brings together Alia Syed, Seamus Harahan and Andrea Luka Zimmerman, to explore documentary, personal work, social space and locality. The second day features Adam Chodzko, Gail Pickering and Bedwyr Williams and focuses on history, narrative and storytelling.

In association with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network


Saturday 21 November

11.15am Screening of Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Estate: A Reverie, 2015, 83 mins.

1.15pm Introductions

1.30pm Alia Syed, screening of Priya, 2011, 16mm, 13 mins, and a new work in progress On a Wing and a Prayer, 2015, followed by an in-conversation with Sarah Turner.

2.30pm Seamus Harahan – screening of a selection of earlier works (total running time 21 mins) with an introduction by the artist.

frankie was a good girl, 1998, 3:25
the criminal inside of me, 2000, 5:55
citygas, 2000, 0:37
il mercenario, 2001, 1:32
east of the river nile, 2002, 5:32
picking up change in the kung fu theatre, 2004, 0:46
free as a bird, 2006, 0:43
pull down lads (awingbigcell) 2008, 3:02

3pm Seamus Harahan (accordion) and his collaborators Robyn G Shiels (guitar & vocals) and James Heaney (banjo) perform live in Gallery 2.

3.30pm Break

4pm Andrea Luka Zimmerman – music, poetry and a discussion. With Olivia Chaney (singer, songwriter – vocal & guitar), Stephen Watts (poet) and joined by key people from the broader Estate project.

5pm Panel discussion with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Alia Syed and Seamus Harahan on documentary, personal work, social space and locality. Chaired by Gareth Evans, Adjunct Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

Sunday 22 November

11.15am Screening of the Jarman Award Touring Programme 2015, 95 min

Programme running order:

Alia Syed, Points of Departure, 2014, 16 min
Adam Chodzko, Great Expectations, 2015, 9 min
Gail Pickering, Near Real Time (extract), 2015, 12 min
Seamus Harahan, Cold Open, 2014, 13 min
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Towards Estate, 2012, 15 min
Bedwyr Williams, Hotel 70°, 2014, 15 min

1.15pm Introductions

1.30pm Adam Chodzko– screening of excerpts from new works – Somewhere Else, In Order to Complete Them, 2015, and Deep Above, 2015, followed be a performative talk

2.30pm Gail Pickering – Screening and an in conversation with Bridget Crone.

3.30pm Break

4pm Bedwyr William, Spoon 5live performance in Gallery 2

4.30pm Bedwyr Williams – London premiere of Century Egg, 2015 with an introduction by the artist.

5pm Panel discussion with Adam Chodzko, Gail Pickering and Bedwyr Williams on history, narrative and storytelling in artists’ moving image. Chaired by Gareth Evans, Adjunct Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery


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