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Jarman Award Screening

October 18, 2016


Tuesday 18 October / 6.30pm / The Box / £4 / £3


See a diverse and thought-provoking programme of artists’ moving image and hear from one of the six shortlisted artists for this year’s Jarman Award: Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis, Rachel Maclean and Heather Phillipson. 


The shortlisted artists’ accomplishments for 2016 span single-screen works and immersive gallery installations, animation and intricate CGI techniques to ‘found footage’ sourced from YouTube. Their subjects range from memory and sound, future worlds and forgotten landscapes, the glitz of Gulf culture, pulsing beats of pop with dazzling montages of consumerism and the effect of new technology on human behaviour. Together, the artists selected for this year’s Jarman Award shortlist provide an important insight into the country’s very best moving image artists working now.


Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers. 


To find out more information about the Jarman Award, please visit their website.


Part I:

Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2014, 16 min

Heather Phillipson, FINAL DAYS, 2015, 22 min

Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, 2014, 17 min


Part II:

Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen, 2014, 22 min

Sophia Al Maria, The Watcher # 1, 2014, 6min and Choque, 2014, 5min

Rachel Maclean, Please Sir…, 2014, 25 min


Followed by a Q&A with artist Heather Phillipson and Lesley Taker, Producer/Curator at FACT. 




Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen, 2014, 22 min

- again Cecile B. Evens exploring human emotion in the digital age with this film - I find it quite upsetting 


Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, 2014, 17 min

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