The leading makers of artists’ moving image


OPPORTUNITY: Michael O'Pray Prize 2019

Returning for its third year, The Michael O’Pray Prize is an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. The winning applicant receives £500 and their text will be published by Art Monthly.


Helen Cammock, Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tacks, 2020

A new film from Turner-prize nominee Helen Cammock will begin with an act of redistribution: the artist, together with Rochdale residents, will place items from Touchstones' art collection into people’s homes on a temporary basis.


Georgina Starr, Quarantaine, 2020

Follow the story of two new recruits to a clandestine sisterhood whose pursuit of esoteric knowledge takes place in a secret place of instruction, cut off from the world outside.


Patrick Hough, The Black River of Herself, 2020

Currently in early stages of production, The Black River of Herself brings to life a fictional Irish Bog Body – an ancient corpse naturally preserved over thousands of years in Ireland’s peat bog lands.


Film and Video Umbrella makes moving-image works by artists. For three decades FVU has led the way in championing new creative talent and promoting innovative ideas. During that time we have commissioned many of the foremost figures in the field, working in close collaboration with a diverse range of venues, nationally and internationally. Browse our project page to find out more and view clips of the works.  


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Object of Doubt, Curated by Kirsty White

Ideas around iconoclasm in contemporary times are explored in this group show that features work by Laura Mulvey and FVU artist Patrick Hough. 

Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, 19 October - 9 November 2019

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Nam June Paik

The 'father of video art' comes to London. See some of his most famous works, such as TV Garden and Sistene Chapel 1993. 

Tate Modern, London, 17 October 2019 – 9 February 2020

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Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain

Migrating Worlds foregrounds work that addresses the relationship between people and place, especially the effects of dislocation incurred by the movement of individuals, both forced and elective. 

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 10 October – 29 December 2019

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