Sci-fi, technology and futurism explored in Selected 6: National tour of new wave of artists’ film, nominated by 2015 Film London Jarman Award shortlisted artists.
As moving image continues to dominate visual culture, the work of a new wave of emerging artist filmmakers chosen by Jarman Award shortlisted artists begins a tour of Scotland, England and Wales, but will be at FABRICA on the 23rd of June.
Selected 6, a collaboration between artists’ moving image platform videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), is designed to present a crosssection of work by British-based artists across the UK. In the spirit of Derek Jarman’s life and work as a queer activist and convention-defying filmmaker, Selected celebrates innovation, experimentation and risk-taking in artists’ film.
Nominated by filmmakers shortlisted for the 2015 Film London Jarman Award – the accolade that recognises artists who are to our times what Derek Jarman was to his – Selected 6 represents what’s exciting, challenging and sometimes perplexing about artists’ film today.
This year’s selection sees the work of nine artists presented, whose work explores themes of sci-fi, dystopian futures, technology and identity, including Megan Broadmeadow, Upanishad Kanad Chakrabarti, Robert Fox, Tom Goddard, Nina Mangalanayagam, Paul Rooney, Liberty Antonia Sadler and Charlie Tweed. Jamie Wyld, Director of videoclub and Chair of the Selected panel, says: ‘Selected 6 offers a platform to emerging film artists that supports them to build profile at a crucial point in their career. Previous Selected artists have gone on to be nominated for the Jarman Award themselves, whilst others - such as Chooc Ly Tan of the 2011 and 2014 programmes - have been offered solo exhibitions as a result.’
Maggie Ellis, Head of Artists’ Moving Image at Film London, says: ‘The new wave of early career artist filmmakers are producing some remarkable work. Often highly personal and provocative, the work throws off the mantle of film conventions and plays with form, techniques and cinematic language. The Selected Tour will surprise and delight audiences with new visions and new voices. We’re delighted to be working with videoclub to again present this important programme.’