New work by the UK’s talented emerging artist filmmakers will be touring the UK this May and June as part of Selected 4 – a collaboration between artists’ film platform videoclub, and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN).
Representing some of the most striking, emerging moving image artists working in this increasingly prolific art form, Selected 4 features work chosen by the artists shortlisted for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award and comes 20 years since the death of the medium’s most celebrated artist – Derek Jarman.
In the spirit of Derek Jarman’s life and work as queer activist and convention-defying filmmaker, Selected celebrates innovation, experimentation and risk-taking in artists’ film. The medium is an art form that is growing in critical reception and popularity. Jamie Wyld, Director of videoclub notes its significant presence at the 2013 Venice Biennale, which demonstrates its position at the forefront of international contemporary artistic practice.
This year’s selected features work nominated by Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart,Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Grace Schwindt, John Smith and Jessica Warboys. The films chosen are recognised for their ability to discuss themes that are new and relevant, present unique perspectives and provoke debate.
The Selected 4 programme includes work by Anne Haaning, Chooc Ly Tan, Heather Phillipson, Ian Giles, Jonathan Long, Katherine MacBride, Kerstin Schroedinger, Marianna Simnett, Morten Halvorsen and Stina Wirfelt.
Selected 4 will be touring to six venues in the UK including Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Fabrica, Brighton; FACT, Liverpool; Nottingham Contemporary; Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.
For more information about venues visit www.videoclub.org.uk.
1. Jonathan Long, A, C, P & W (2010). Courtesy of the artist and Selected.