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Sat 16 & 17 Nov, 11.30am–6pm
Bringing together the six artists shortlisted for the 2019 Film London Jarman Award – Cécile B. Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Mikhail Karikis, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta, Rehana Zaman – this weekend of events will explore their different practices through screenings, talks, and performances.
Full programme to be announced.
In association with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network.
Cécile B. Evans examines the value of emotions in contemporary societies, and their rebellion as they come into contact with the power structures that directly impact our daily lives. Her videos, which combine live action and digital animation, use narrative to negotiate the possibility of many diverse realities within a common space.
Beatrice Gibson works with 16mm film and digital formats. Her recent body of work champions community, creativity, and motherhood as ways of living through times of political turmoil. With an interest in sound and music as well as contemporary poetry, her films are improvised and experimental in nature, exploring the pull between chaos and control in the process of their making.
Mikhail Karikis employs filmmaking strategies that undermine dominant frames of representation. With an interest in sound, he works in sustained collaborations with individuals and communities located outside the context of contemporary art, often pushed into economic and socio-geographic fringes. This results in participatory film projects that highlight alternative modes of human existence, solidarity and action while nurturing dignity and tenderness.
Hetain Patel is interested in connecting marginalised identities with the mainstream in an effort to destabilise notions of authenticity and promote personal freedom. Often with an autobiographical starting point, he uses humour and the languages of popular culture to highlight familiarity within the exotic. He also works with photography, sculpture and performance.
Imran Perretta works across the moving-image, sound, performance and poetry. Perretta’s practice addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. Underpinning his work are questions of alterity and neo-coloniality, meditating on the process of identity forming in a post-9/11 era characterized by austerity, state-sponsored Islamophobia and the War on Terror.
Rehana Zaman works predominantly with moving image to examine how social dynamics are produced and performed. Her work speaks to the entanglement of personal experience and social life, where intimacy is framed against the hostility of state legislation, surveillance and control.
The Film London Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of UK-based artist filmmakers. The Award is inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman.
The Award is unique within the industry in offering both financial assistance and the rare opportunity for winners to produce a new moving image artwork. The Award is presented in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.
Now in its twelfth year, the Award has built an enviable reputation for spotting rising stars of the UK art world. Previously shortlisted artists include Laure Prouvost, Elizabeth Price, Monster Chetwynd, Duncan Campbell, James Richards, Charlotte Prodger, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Luke Fowler, all of whom went on to be shortlisted for or to win the Turner Prize.