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Michael O'Pray Prize 2022: Apply Now

The Michael O’Pray Prize is an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. The prize is open to all early-career writers based in the UK and is free to apply to. 

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Origin by Ravi Deepres

To mark the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, we are showcasing FVU’s recent collaboration with the artist Ravi Deepres on FVU Watch. Commissioned for the public screens at the various stadia that are hosting the Games and for other sites across the city, the three short films that make up Origin are a tribute to the dreams and aspirations of young athletes and a vivid snapshot of the diverse backdrop of contemporary Birmingham.

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Natural Error: Second Act by Rodell Warner and Jacob Sam-La Rose

In this further exploration of the themes of biodiversity and species extinction first mooted in his online project Natural Error, Rodell Warner, in the company of writer Jacob Sam-La Rose, considers the threats to the biosphere of a warming planet from the vantage point of the parallel virtual universe of Second Life.

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Wings of Love by Craig David Parr

Craig David Parr’s Wings of Love is a Gothic mystery tale that meanders from hazy memories of a once-ubiquitous popular painting to shadowy auguries of a sinister subterranean psychogeography before it mushrooms and mutates into a weird witches’ brew of pagan Magick and millennial conspiracy theory.
 

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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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ZZZ | Lucy Clout

LUX presents an online exhibition of Lucy Clout’s latest video work ZZZ (2020) accompanied by a newly commissioned text by Elena Gorfinkel.

ZZZ (2020) is described by the artist as a ‘nocturnal work’. Within the video we hear a tired voice-over reading across her incomplete notes during the night. The voice-over moves back and forth between lucid and opaque speech, blending description, anecdote and fact into a looping disorientated monologue.

Online, 13 July - 31 August 2022

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