CIRCA Projects presents the touring programme of the Film London Jarman Award for the third consecutive year. Following presentations at CIRCA Screen and The Northern Charter in 2011 and 2012 respectively, this year’s event, works in partnership with Star and Shadow Cinema to present a special evening profiling work by the ten artists shortlisted for the 2013 Award. We are also delighted to announce that Charlotte Prodger will join us for the evening to discuss her practice in a special Q & A after the screening.
The programme brings together single screen works by each of the shortlist, celebrating a rich and eclectic array of work and offering a comprehensive survey of the work and practice of UK based film and video artists. Presented by Film London in partnership with Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery, The Jarman Award is an annual prize inspired by one of Britain’s most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman. Celebrating the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration in the work of UK artist film-makers, The Jarman Award recognises individual artist film-makers whose risk-taking work resists boundaries and conventional definition – work that encompasses innovation, excellence and vision. The winner of the annual Award not only receives a £10,000 cash prize, they also win a broadcast commission – to produce a series of film artworks for Channel 4. This is the only Award of its kind where an artist is rewarded with both financial assistance to enable them to flourish and the phenomenal opportunity to broadcast their work on national television.
Charlotte Prodger (b.1974, Bournemouth) lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Goldsmiths College (BA) in 2001 and Glasgow School of Art (MFA) in 2010, with a 4-month exchange at Calarts. Solo exhibitions include Percussion Biface 1-13 at Studio Voltaire, London, :-* at Intermedia CCA (both 2012) and handclap/punchhole at Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2011). Group exhibitions include Frozen Lakes at Artists Space, New York, Costume: Written Clothing at Tramway, Glasgow (2013), Old Photocopier at HOTEL, London and a two-person show with Jason Loebs at Essex Street, New York (2012). Re: Re: Re: Homos and Light (a collaborative performance with Isla-Leaver-Yap) was staged at Artists Space, New York in 2013. Their forthcoming performance FWD: Rock Splits Boys is commissioned by Electra for Cafe Oto, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Charlotte Prodger and Corin Sworn’s video collaboration HDHB has shown at LUX Biennial of Moving Images at ICA, London, Temporary Gallery, Cologne and Poor Farm, Wisconsin. Charlotte Prodger’s writing has been published in F.R.DAVID, 2HB and 8Fold. Residencies include the Cove Park Emerging Artist Residency, 2010 and Convention T residency at Wysing, 2013. Forthcoming projects include a collaborative book Mixed Doubles with James Richards, published by The Block, and a solo show at Chelsea Space, London, presented by The Block. Charlotte Prodger has a solo show at Inverleith House, Edinburgh in 2015. She is represented by Kendall Koppe Gallery.
Image Credits: Charlotte Prodger, Promotional image for :-* exhibition at CCA Intermedia, 2012/ Charlotte Prodger in collaboration with Corin Sworn, HDHB, video still, 2011