Artist Heather Phillipson has won the Film London Jarman Award, given annually to a UK-based artist for experimentation in moving image. The award, held at the Whitechapel Gallery, has a £10,000 prize and all shortlisted artists will be commissioned to make a Random Acts films for Channel 4.
Heather creates immersive films merging sculptural installations and with audio and text, which often require the viewer’s interaction or exploration. For her video Final Days she transformed disused shops in New York and Sheffield into an 18-screen video installation that “commented on the disembodied experience of shopping”.
She is currently showing work in New York’s New Museum, Iceland’s Cycle Festival of Music and Art and Sāo Paulo Biennale. Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission says Heather’s work is “complex, anarchic and deftly views global events through a very personal lens. She collages images, sounds and words with the sense of pacing and rhythm as you might expect from someone who is also a poet and musician”. Her Vimeo page shows many of her film series.
The shortlist comprised artists Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis and Rachel Maclean.
Previously shortlisted artists including Laure Prouvost, Elizabeth Price, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Duncan Campbell, James Richards and Luke Fowler went on to be shortlisted for or to win the Turner Prize.
- You lucky devils, it's Best of the Web!
- Bogdan Ceausescu and Sebastian Pren experiment with grids and shapes in their latest zine
- Friday Mixtape: Illustrator and guitarist Sophy Hollington's *feels* mixtape
- Photographer Anastasia Korosteleva's waterborne portraits of Maldivian girls
- We caught up with photographer Adama Jalloh
- Seoul studio Everyday Practice talks about its collaborative approach to design
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again