The British Council Ukraine, Film London and Kyiv’s DzygaMediaLab are thrilled to announce that the ‘Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Award’ exhibition will be going on tour in Ukraine. Running April – July 2017, the show will visit the cities of Ternopil, Kherson, Dnipro and Kyiv.
Moving Picturesis a film programme that shows the strength and experimental nature of films and moving image works created by visual artists in the UK. Developed by the British Council Visual Art and Film teams in collaboration with Film London, this innovative programme of films by artists brings together the creations of 20 auteurs who have been nominated for the prestigious Film London Jarman Award during the past seven years. The programme features work by Turner Prize winners Laure Prouvost and Elizabeth Price, British Art Show 8 artists John Akomfrah, Rachel Maclean and James Richards, and important pieces by Ed Atkins, Clio Banard and Ben Rivers, amongst others.
For the Ukrainian tour, each showing will feature a contextual introduction as well as professional commentary and discussion led by DzygaMediaLab facilitators Ianina Prudenko, an independent curator and researcher of new media arts, lecturer, founder and curator of Open Archive of Ukrainian Media Art; and Yulia Kuznietsova, film critic and coordinator of DzygaMediaLab and Open Archive of Ukrainian Media Art. A free printed programme guide in Ukrainian will also be made available to the public at each screening.
Moving Pictures is part of the British Council Visual Art team’s International Touring Exhibitions Programme; to date, it has been screened in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Estonia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, China, New Zealand and India.
Ternopil – 21 April, 18:00, “Bunkermuz” cinema (Taras Shevchenko bul. 1), during Hamselyt'17 experimental music and media art festival
Kherson – 20 May, 18:00, “Ego” club, in partnership with Totem
Dnipro – 7 June, 19:00, "Artsvit” gallery, during Construction Festival
Kyiv - tba
Moving Pictures is designed as two programmes, each lasting around 70 minutes which showcase the rich and diverse range of work currently being produced in the UK, from the fantastical surrealism of Rachel Maclean’s personification of the heraldic symbols found on the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, to the mystery of Ben River’s film portrait of a 75-year-old man living in a remote part of Scotland. For the Ukrainian tour, both programmes will be shown at a single screening.
Programme 1 features work by the following artists:
- Brad Butler and Karen Mirza - shortlisted for Artes Mundi 6 Prize, 2014
- John Akomfrah - featured at the British Art Show 8, 2015/2016 and at Venice Art Biennale, 2015
- Anja Kirschner and David Panos
- Stephen Sutcliffe
- Ed Atkins
- Rachel Maclean - featured at the British Art Show 8, 2015/2016; representing Scotland at the Venice Art Biennale, 2017
- Emily Wardill
- Elizabeth Price - Turner Prize winner, 2012
- James Richards - featured at the British Art Show 8, 2015/2016; Turner Prize nominee, 2014; representing Wales at the Venice Art Biennale, 2017
Programme 2 features work by the following artists:
- Luke Fowler - Turner Prize nominee, 2012
- Laure Prouvost - featured in the British Art Show 8, 2015/2016; Turner Prize winner in 2013
- Ben Rivers
- John Smith
- Laura Buckley
- Andrew Kötting
- Benedict Drew - featured in the British Art Show 8, 2015/2016
- Clio Barnard - BAFTA Outstanding Debut Award, 2011
- Zineb Sedira
Moving Pictures; Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Award is curated by the British Council and Film London.
Each of these British or UK-based artist filmmakers has been nominated for the esteemed Film London Jarman Award over the past seven years.
The Film London Jarman Award is an annual prize celebrating the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of emerging UK artist filmmakers and has a reputation for spotting rising stars of the UK art world. The Award is inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, one of Britain’s most experimental of the late 20th century.