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.
The leading makers of artists’ moving image
Forthcoming in 2020, Reman Sadani’s project considers the urge for travel as a strange and mysterious element of the human condition, by renegotiating ideas around the modern displacement of people – from forced migration to cultural exploration.
This summer, see an ambitious film and sound work by Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) that looks back to the first decade of the UK pop charts (1952-62).
A new commission explores the men's necktie as both a sign of professional distinction and a sexually charged object. Currently showing at Walker Art Centre.
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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Lucy Beech, Reproductive Exile
Lucy Beech’s film Reproductive Exile (2018) treats themes of breeding, bioclinical labour, “host” procreation, the erasure of the female in fertility research, and hormonal multispecies pharmaceutical relationships.
Vdrome (online), 2-16 September 2019
6x6 Project > London Screening
The inagural 6x6 screening event features th work of FVU alumna Karen Kramer. 6x6 project is an artist-run online platform dedicated to the distribution and promotion of artists’ moving image works.
SET Dalston Lane, London, 25 September 2019, 6-11pm
ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety
This group exhibition considers different personal experiences of anxiety, and features paintings inspired by the colours and language of football by FVU alumna Alice May Williams.
Science Gallery London, 19 September 2019 – 19 January 2020