FVU Frames: Alice May Williams, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016 Exhibition

Now in its third edition, the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016 exhibition Borrowed Time will premiere two moving-image works by the winning artists selected from over 250 applications; Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams. The artists’ developed the works following the award of £20,000 each last year from Jerwood Charitable Foundation and FVU. The exhibition will begin at Jerwood Space, London from 9 March to 24 April; the show will then travel to CCA, Glasgow from 28 May to 10 July.

The artists each responded to the theme Borrowed Time, concentrating on economic apprehension and the ecological threat caused by our exploitation of natural resources. With this, both artists focused on the use of power stations. Williams’s film focuses on the changing face of Battersea Power Station in Dream City – More, Better, Sooner, which encompasses a playful exploration of imagery.

Williams draws attention to Battersea Power Station’s transformation from an energy producer for the masses to a bustling hub for the ever-growing exclusive residents of the capital. The artist cleverly combines archive footage and digital images to resonate what the future holds for the power plant whilst attempting to encourage the audience to focus on the present moment. We are also reminded of the transformation of a power generation to a place of immersion and convergence.

Borrowed Time, 9 March -24 April, Jerwood Space, London.

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1. FVU Frames: Alice May Williams. Courtesy of Jerwood/FVU Awards and YouTube.