Jarman Awards

This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will take place from 12th September through to the 3rd of November, with screening events and talks at arts venues and cinemas in seven major cities across the UK.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London says, “The Film London Jarman Award is central to our support of artist moving image, and has become something of an annual celebration. Year after year the Jarman Award showcases some of the UK’s most interesting artists working with the moving image in the UK and this year’s shortlist is no exception. We are proud to be presenting it for the 5th year running and very grateful to our funders Arts Council England and partners Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery for their ongoing support. I am also delighted that ahead of the Award these brilliant artists will be promoted across the UK through the touring programme, giving them another well deserved opportunity for their work to be widely championed.”

The Jarman Award Tour presents a programme of short film works by the ten artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Jarman Award: Brad Butler & Karen Mirza; Aura Satz; Ben Rivers; Benedict Drew; James Richards; Shezad Dawood; Nathaniel Mellors; Matt Stokes; Marcus Coates and Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead.

The tour programme, which features works by each of the shortlist alongside brief interviews with the artists, celebrates the rich and eclectic array of work emerging in recent years, offering a comprehensive survey of the work and practice of UK based film and video artists.

As in previous years, the UK tour will culminate in an expanded day of talks and screenings at London’s Whitechapel Gallery on Saturday 3 November.

The winner of the Jarman Award for 2012 will be announced at a special event on Monday 5 November at the Whitechapel Gallery, receiving combined prize money of £10,000 and a broadcast commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand, Random Acts.

This year three further artists will also be commissioned to make a short film for Random Acts, the total value of these commissions being £16,000.

The 2012 Jury who will select this year’s winners are: Stuart Comer, Film Curator, Tate Modern (Chair); Mark Cousins, Film-maker, Author and Curator; Aaron Cezar, Director, Delfina Foundation; Elizabeth Price, artist; Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Mark Rappolt, Editor, ArtReview; and Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor for Arts, Channel 4.

View clips of the shortlist’s work at
http://flamin.filmlondon.org.uk/jarmanaward

Programme 1

Brad Butler & Karen Mirza – Hold Your Ground
Aura Satz – Sound Seam
Ben Rivers – The Coming Race
Benedict Drew – Gliss (Phrase III) Encounter With The Un-Rare
James Richards – Looking So Hard At Something It Distorts Or Becomes Obscured (Not
Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off)

Programme 2

Shezad Dawood – Trailer
Nathaniel Mellors – Ourhouse: The Nest
Matt Stokes – these are the days
Marcus Coates – Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle (Extract)
Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead) – Belief

Events will take place at the following venues:

FACT, Liverpool (http://www.fact.co.uk/)
Wednesday 12 September, 6.30pm
James Richards In Conversation
Thursday 20 September, 7.30pm
The Northern Charter, Newcastle in Partnership with CIRCA Projects
Tickets: Places are FREE but limited, please RSVP to info@circaprojects.org
Wednesday 26 September, 7pm
With Aura Satz In Conversation
Nottingham Contemporary (http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/)
Tuesday 2 October, Time 1pm – 8pm
With Benedict Drew Q&A
Tickets: FREE.
Watershed, Bristol (http://www.watershed.co.uk/)
Monday 1 October, 6pm
With an introduction by Mark Cosgrove
Thursday 4 October, 6pm
With an introduction by Rose Cupit
Tickets: Both events £5 / £4 conc
Duke of York Cinema, Brighton in partnership with Lighthouse and Cinecity
Monday 15 October, 6.30pm
Saturday 3 November – Whitechapel (http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/)
11am-6pm

Full programme TBC

More information: http://flamin.filmlondon.org.uk/jarman_award_12

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