London-based artist and filmmaker wins £25,000 prize to fund the making of new work to be exhibited in Amsterdam in 2018.
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Miranda Pennell’s new 60-minute film, The Host, delves deep into the BP archive to tell a gripping story that examines British colonial history in Iran and the birth of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Chris Sharratt asks the questions.
Speaking at a Glasgow Film Festival event on producing artists’ moving image in Scotland, Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler has called for the creation of a cinema dedicated to artists’ work and experimental film.
One of the largest collaborative film projects ever produced is to premiere at the annual art festival in Brighton and Hove.
Irish artist Gerard Byrne is known for film installations that deal with the presentation, manipulation and perception of narratives. For his show at Warwick Arts Centre he’s premiering a new work filmed with one unbroken panning shot in Stockholm’s Biologiska Museet. He talks to Anneka French about location, light and methods of display.
Polemical 1937 book The Road to Wigan Pier is the thematic framework for the next two editions of North East festival of art, music and film.
The highlight of 2015 for Belfast-based filmmaker Seamus Harahan was winning the Film London Jarman Award in November. He reflects on a difficult year that, in the end, has been “kind of amazing”.
Belfast-based artist Seamus Harahan wins the £10,000 Film London Jarman Award.
A brand-new award from Film London and The Wapping Project draws attention to the work of female creative technicians working in the worlds of film, television and artists moving image.
Best known for his ‘scratch video’ work in the 1980s, in his recent films the video artist George Barber uses dark humour to tackle topical issues such as military drones and the global refugee crisis. With shows currently taking place in London and Cardiff, Chris Sharratt talks to him about absurdity, politics and life on board a nuclear submarine.
The 11th Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, the first curated by new director Peter Taylor, had an increased focus on artists’ films and featured installations throughout the Northumberland town. Chris Sharratt reports.
The Art Fund, in partnership with Thomas Dane Gallery, has launched the Moving Image Fund for Museums, with Towner Art Gallery and the Whitworth its first recipients.
The Shock of Victory exhibition at Glasgow’s CCA brings together artists from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Greece and Palestine to explore artistic responses to the post-referendum climate and broader political realities. Chris Sharratt finds out more from three of those involved.
Artists’ moving image works take a central place in this year’s Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, directed by newly appointed Peter Taylor.
The South African artist William Kentridge is a staple of international art biennials, a critically acclaimed art superstar known for his theatrical, thoughtful work. With an exhibition featuring two new films currently showing at London’s Marian Goodman Gallery, Dany Louise discovers more about the politics and processes behind his art.
Artist wins award for apocalyptic film of building sites left empty and half built in austerity-hit Britain.
This weekend at the fourth edition of Tramway’s Artists’ Moving Image Festival in Glasgow, Transmission Gallery presents the Film Open 2015 – a new touring programme of 20 films from five artists’ support networks in the UK.
In her latest short film, Marianna Simnett – one of two filmmakers selected for the 2014-15 Jerwood/FVU Awards – focuses on a surgical procedure and ‘biobot’ cockroaches. Chris Sharratt overcomes his squeamishness to ask some questions about her work.
Iraqi-born, Cardiff-based artist Rabab Ghazoul is one of five artists featured in the Iraq Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, with a three-channel video piece that focuses on Tony Blair’s testimony to the Chilcot Inquiry. Chris Sharratt finds out more.
Six artist filmmakers have been shortlisted for the £10,000 prize, which this year will include a UK-wide tour as part of the programme for the first time.
Originally published in this year’s a-n Degree Shows Guide, Steven Bode, director of Film and Video Umbrella, discusses the challenges faced by moving image work at degree shows.
Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams have been awarded this year’s £20,000 Jerwood/FVU Awards commissions to develop new film projects that reflect on the uncertain nature of our contemporary economic and ecological situation.
Inaugural festival featuring film, performance and installation launches this weekend in Dalston, London with a focus on young artists and curators.
Venue:Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
From:April 16, 2015
To:April 20, 2015
This week’s UK-wide exhibition selection ranges from a major show of work by Glasgow-based 2008 Turner Prize nominee Cathy Wilkes at Tate Liverpool, to Chinese painter Zhang Enli at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.