Turner Contemporary, Margate
Film London Jarman Award 2018, with Larry Achiampong & David Blandy in conversation, 7.00pm, free
Thu 1 Nov 2018
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Enjoy a screening of works from the artists at the forefront of experimentation in filmmaking today - the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award. Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Daria Martin, Hardeep Pandhal and Margaret Salmon present innovative, entertaining and diverse films that tackle the world’s big topics.
Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image. The selection from this year’s shortlist once again illustrates the spirit of imagination and inventiveness within the medium, with works that explore both new practices in relation to digital image making and fresh approaches to traditional filmmaking.
From a sci-fi 3d presentation of the future, to a circus sideshow; from lurid comic-strip style animation to rich 35mm; and from a modernist architectural gem to Grand Theft Auto, these artists employ different tactics to express their engagement with important political topics.
Thursday 1 November - Larry Achiampong & David Blandy:
Through their collaborative moving image practice, Larry Achiampong (b. 1984) and David Blandy (b. 1976) examine issues of popular culture, race, class and heritage. Their main body of work, The Finding Fanon Series, looks at the politics of race and decolonisation and how this affects our relationship with contemporary culture, technology and globalisation, and is inspired by the lost plays of writer Frantz Fanon.
The winner of the Jarman Award will be announced in November. The award is presented in association with Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery, with support from Genesis Cinema.
The tour runs from 10 October to 2 December 2018 and will visit over ten venues across the UK.