Midlands-based artist Amy Lunn has won the inaugural Sluice_screens ↄc Prize for screen-based artists with her video piece, Half Lives (pictured).

The new prize is aimed at artists who are working digitally with video, sound, and online. Lunn was chosen from a shortlist of 10 after over 200 artists entered the open submission competition.

The award is presented in partnership by London-based arts organisation Sluice_ and Berlin’s ascribe, an online organisation that addresses issues around credit and copyright for screen-base artists.

The competition was judged by Charlie Levine (Sluice_ curator), Ali Hilmans (curator, The Hospital Club) and Maria McConaghy (ascribe COO and curator).

Commenting on Lunn’s work, Levine said: “Amy scored consistently highest across the board with all judges. Her film looks apocalyptic, it shows building sites left empty and half built due to austerity-led stalled investments, leaving vistas of semi-completed imagined city dreams. The film is quiet, subtle and totally mesmerising.”

Lunn receives prize money of £500 and her film will be shown at Sluice_2015 on Sunday 18 October at The Bargehouse on the Southbank, and in December at The Hospital Club, London.

Runners up are: Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Dennis and Debbie Club, Declan Colquitt, Inez do Coo, Sandra Crisp, Aurele Ferrier, Tessa Garland, Caitlin Griffiths and Lawrence Lek. Their work will be shown at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, in December.


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Sluice Art Fair: celebrating the diversity of artist-led practice – Jack Hutchinson talks to co-director Karl England