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Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022

Now in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery, the Jerwood/FVU Awards are commissioning two £25k moving-image projects. Apply by 1pm, 20 July 2020.


Nadeem Din-Gabisi, MASS, (2020)

Focusing our attention on the invisible transmission of radio waves within the urban environment, MASS embodies an intangible ‘spirit’ or ‘signal’ that characterises various aspects of contemporary Black experience. World premiere on FVU Watch until 18 June 2020.


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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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