Jarman Award Shorts 1 plus Q&A (2013)
AND was delighted to present the first of two events profiling the 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.
This screening of short films was followed by a Q&A with shortlisted film-maker John Smith and Maggie Ellis, Head of the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network.
Shorts programme one features:
Grace Schwindt Tenant (Extract)
Emma Hart M20 Death Drives
Jessica Warboys Pageant Roll
John Smith Dad’s Stick
Charlotte Prodger :-*
Charlotte Prodger lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Goldsmiths College (BA) in 2001 and Glasgow School of Art (MFA) in 2010, with a 4-month exchange at Calarts. Solo exhibitions include Percussion Biface 1-13 at Studio Voltaire, London,:-* at Intermedia CCA (both 2012) and handclap/punchhole at Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2011). Group exhibitions include Frozen Lakes at Artists Space, New York, Costume: Written Clothing at Tramway, Glasgow (2013), Old Photocopier at HOTEL, London and a two-person show with Jason Loebs at Essex Street, New York (2012). Re: Re: Re: Homos and Light (a collaborative performance with Isla-Leaver-Yap) was staged at Artists Space, New York in 2013.
Their forthcoming performance FWD: Rock Splits Boys is commissioned by Electra for Cafe Oto, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Charlotte Prodger and Corin Sworn’s video collaboration HDHB has shown at LUX Biennial of Moving Images at ICA, London, Temporary Gallery, Cologne and Poor Farm, Wisconsin. Charlotte Prodger’s writing has been published in F.R.DAVID, 2HB and 8Fold. Residencies include the Cove Park Emerging Artist Residency, 2010 and Convention T residency at Wysing, 2013. Forthcoming projects include a collaborative book Mixed Doubles with James Richards, published by The Block, and a solo show at Chelsea Space, London, presented by The Block. Charlotte Prodger has a solo show at Inverleith House, Edinburgh in 2015. She is represented by Kendall Koppe Gallery.
Hannah Sawtell has worked with video, digital image, sculptural installation, printed matter, industrial design, performance and noise. Her works have proposed the ‘screen as a lens’ and a deceleration by employing repetitive editorial rhythm. In 2012, Sawtell’s linked solo exhibitions, ‘Osculator’ at the ICA and ‘Vendor’ at Bloomberg Space, London considered current technologies of accumulated surplus, valorisation and access. They included a performance in collaboration with Factory Floor, and the publishing of Broadsheets 1-3, which she printed and distributed with Business Week magazine. In the same year, Sawtell was included in the LUX touring programme, as well as broadcasting ‘Mayday- The Booth’; a live radio performance on May 1st (International workers day) at the Clocktower, Manhattan. In 2010, Sawtell’s collection of video works Entroludes 1-6 was screened as an event at Serpentine Cinema, London, and her work has been shown by Tate Film, St Ives; ICA Artists Film Club, London; IPS, Bourneville; The Artists Institute, New York. Sawtell’s upcoming solo exhibitions include Vilma Gold Gallery, London, in 2013 and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, in 2014.
Grace Schwindt is a German artist based in London. She is represented by Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp and distributed by Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels. She studied Photography at the University of Westminster and Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at White Columns Gallery in New York, Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, Void Gallery in Derry and Wiels – Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brussels where she was also part of a one year long artist in residency in 2012. Performances and screenings have been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, South London Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery in London and CCA – Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow amongst others. In 2012, Schwindt received the Grant to Individual Artist for Performance Art and Theatre from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York and in 2013, an Artsadmin Artists Bursary.
Initially inspired by conceptual art and structural materialism but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, John Smith has developed an extensive body of work that blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. His films and videos, known for their formal invention and oblique narratives, draw upon the raw material of everyday life to playfully explore and expose the language of cinema.
Smith’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Horizon (Five Pounds a Belgian)’, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012); ‘Bildstörung’, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2012); ‘Worst Case Scenario’, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen (2012) and ‘unusual Red cardigan’, PEER Gallery, London (2011). His recent video ‘Dad’s Stick’ (2012) won the ARTE Prize for European Short Film, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany and the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Director, Punto De Vista International Film Festival, Spain. His video installation ‘Horizon (Five Pounds a Belgian)’ can be seen in the exhibition ‘Estuary’ at Museum of London Docklands until October 27th. John Smith lives and works in London. He is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.
Jessica Warboys works across a range of mediums including: film (16mm), painting, and performance. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, the position of objects are challenged and reinterpreted. Interweaving the physical and the psychological, pictorial and illusory spaces are built in which narratives evolve from one medium to the next. The record of gestures within films, the aleatory marks in large-scale un-stretched paintings, aligned with the formal structures of sculptural works position her practice between objects, performance and visual record, questioning hierarchies, process and time. Jessica Warboys (1977) works between London and Berlin.
Recent solo exhibitions include Ab Ovo, Spike Island, Bristol, (2013), Artists’ Film International: Jessica Warboys, Whitechapel Gallery, London (film presentation, touring) (2013), Panther Print, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, (2013), Tails, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, (2012), and Victory Park Tree Painting at Cell Project Space, London (2011). Her work has been included in group exhibitions including Painting, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany, (2013), Chat Jet, Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria, (2013), The Objects, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, (2013)Scotland, The Parallax Curtain, S1 ARTSPACE, Sheffield, (2012) and dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany (2012).