Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards: ‘What Will They See of Me? Exhibition

Posted on March 12, 2014


I urge you all to go and check out this show which opened on the 12th March. The four moving-image artists selected for the second edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards will premier new pilot works in an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London, before opening at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow on 4 April – as part of Glasgow International.  This will mark the first time the Awards will feature in this world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art.

The Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards are major awards for moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice, presented in partnership by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella, in association with CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Earlier this year the shortlisted artists – Lucy CloutKate Cooper, Anne Haaning and Marianna Simnett – were awarded bursaries of £4,000 to allow them to research and develop new project ideas, with support from Film and Video Umbrella.  Each artist has since responded to the curatorial brief and title ‘What Will They See of Me?’, with their four proposals exploring themes of identity, visibility and posterity in ways that both embrace and interrogate new technology and express a strong and compelling performative impulse.

The four artists were selected from a list of over 150 submissions by a panel of six experts in the field: artist Ed Atkins, who was previously selected for the first edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards; Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella; Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; Francis McKee, Director of CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Sarah Williams, Jerwood Visual Arts Gallery Manager; and Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art & Performance at Tate Modern.

During the concurrent exhibitions in Glasgow and London next year, two of the four artists will be selected to receive a further £20,000 commission, enabling them to develop these initial ideas into finished works with further production support from Film and Video Umbrella.  These completed pieces will then be exhibited once again at Jerwood Space, London, and then CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, in 2015. 

The University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries, is generously supporting the Awards by providing the four artists with access to their wide range of facilities.


Monday 24th March, 7pm

A screening of previous moving image works by ‘What Will They See of Me?’ artists: Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Anne Haaning and Marianna Simnett. 

Telephone: 020 7654 0179
Address: Jerwood Visual Arts at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN For more information about the exhibition visit the ‘What Will They See of Me?’ exhibition page.

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