Jarman Award Shorts 2
AND was delighted to present the second of two screenings profiling the work of artists shortlisted for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award.
The shortlist comprised: Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Sawtell, Grace Schwindt, John Smith and Jessica Warboys.
Inspired by one of Britain’s most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman, the award recognises individual artist film-makers whose risk-taking work resists boundaries and conventional definition.
Uriel Orlow Yellow Limbo & Anatopism
Hannah Sawtell Osculator (Radio Edit)
Rachel Maclean The Lion and The Unicorn
Beatrice Gibson The Tiger’s Mind (Extract)
Ed Atkins Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths
Ed Atkins- Ed Atkins‘ works in video, sound, drawing and writing develop a discourse around High Definition. His practice particularly explores digital media’s apparent immateriality in relation to its possibilities for precise representations of the physical and corporeal world. Cadavers often appear in his work as a surrogate for this dialogue and its implicit subject. The process of making is tangible in Atkins’ work, creating an awareness in the viewer of the surface of the image and the presence of the apparatuses used to produce it.
Atkins graduated with an MA from the Slade School of Art in 2009. He was selected for New Contemporaries in 2010. In 2011 he was included in the group exhibition ‘Time Again’ at Sculpture Center, NY; co-organised ‘A Dying Artist’ at The ICA, London; was shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and had a solo show at Cabinet Gallery, London. He has been commissioned by Frieze Film and Channel 4 and had a solo presentation for Art Now at Tate Britain. In 2012 he won the inaugural ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ video commission from Film and Video Umbrella and Jerwood Projects, London and produced solo projects at Chisenhale Gallery, London and Bonn Kunstverein. In November 2012 he was one of eight recipients of the Paul Hamlyn Award. In 2013 he has taken part in the exhibition ‘Frozen Lakes’ at Artist Space in New York, is included in both the Venice and Lyon biennials and presented solo projects for MoMA PS1, NY; Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, and Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. This autumn he will present a two-person exhibition at the Julia Stoschek Foundation in Düsseldorf alongside Frances Stark, and in January 2014 will present his largest solo exhibition to date at the Kunsthalle Zürich. Ed Atkins is based in London and is represented by Cabinet Gallery, London and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin.
Beatrice Gibson – Beatrice Gibson is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her work explores musical modes of production and their relation to film, in particular ideas around experimental notation and intersection of the scored and scripted. Recent exhibitions include, CAC Bretigny, Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, The Showroom, London, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, and The Serpentine Gallery (Sackler Center). Gibson’s films have screened at numerous experimental film venues and at film festivals nationally and internationally including; Light Industry, Anthology Film Archives NY, LA Film Forum, Rotterdam Film Festival, London Film Festival, Images Festival, Migrating Forms, Courtisane, Oberhausen and more. She has been twice winner of the Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Award for short film, most recently in 2013.
Emma Hart – Emma Hart lives and works in London and has presented solo exhibitions and performances in galleries in the UK and internationally. These include: Dirty Looks, Camden Arts Centre (2013), M20 Death Drives, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable (2012); TO DO, Matt’s Gallery, London; Outpost, Norwich and CIRCA Projects, Newcastle (2011/12); Word Processor, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (2012), Jam, Cell Project Space, London (2011). A collaboration with Benedict Drew was presented at Performa ‘09, New York and was part of Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008). She received an MA in Fine Art from the Slade in 2004 and completed her PhD in Fine Art at Kingston University in 2013. Hart was resident at Camden Arts Centre with The Question Department in 2009 and for The Forest residency at Wysing Arts Centre in 2012. In 2012 her first in the series of Monuments to the Unsaved was exhibited when she was shortlisted for Tomorrow Never Knows, the Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Awards.
Rachel Maclean – Rachel Maclean is an artist based in Glasgow. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 Rachel has exhibited across the UK and internationally – including, in 2012, a solo presentation LOLCATS, Generator Projects, Dundee. In 2010 Rachel received the World Class Visual Effects for Artists Project Grant through the Visual Effects Research Lab, Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art & Design, Dundee and in 2011 went on a 6 month residency supported by Creative Scotland to the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Rachel recently premiered Over The Rainbow, a 40-minute video piece as part of Collective Gallery’s New Work Scotland
Maclean’s work slips inside and outside of history and into imagined futures, creating hyper-glowing, artificially saturated visions that are both nauseatingly positive and cheerfully grotesque. She largely works in green-screen composite video and digital print, often installing this alongside props, costumes and related sculpture. In recent videos such as ‘Over The Rainbow’ and ‘LolCats’ she creates synthetic spaces in which Katy Perry discuses teeth whitening with an aristocratic cat, a decapitated diva dances to hip-pop and a pastel coloured dog sings for The Queen. Maclean is the only actor or model in her work and invents a variety of characters that mime to appropriated audio and toy with age and gender. These clones embody unstable identities: conversing, interacting and shifting between cartoonish archetypes, ghostly apparitions and hollow inhuman playthings.
Uriel Orlow – Uriel Orlow is known for his modular multi-media installations, lecture performances and layered single screen works that take specific locations and micro-histories as starting points and explore blinds spots of representation. Orlow engages in extended periods of research and immersion and works across video, photography, drawing and sound to bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. Shards of research, location scouting, castings, scripts, storyboards and voiceovers are often shown as exploded films that conjugate a grammar of process, construction and the viewer’s complicity in finishing the work.
Orlow’s work was presented at Bergen Assembly, 2013; Aichi Triennale, 2013; Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013; Manifesta 9, Genk, 2012; Les Ateliers de Rennes – Contemporary Art Biennial, Rennes, 2012; Chewing the Scenery, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011; 8th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, 2011; and Guangzhou Triennial, 2008 as well as numerous group shows in the UK and internationally. Solo shows in 2013 include The Reconnaissance, Seventeen, London; Back to Back, Spike Island, Bristol; Unmade Film, Al-Ma’mal, Jerusalem and Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; The Production Office, Les Complices*, Zurich. Recent publications include: Unmade Film (2013); Time Is a Place (2012); Terrain Vague – Persistent Images (2012); The Short and the Long of It (2011).