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A Forest Tale by Ruth Maclennan

A Forest Tale profiles Russia's subarctic 'taiga' forests and the rooted communities who live in and around them. Poetic, almost fabulist in tone, the film explores a land threatened by climate change, where the importance of shared knowledge and renewable living are paramount.


Michael O'Pray Prize 2023: Winner announced

FVU and Art Monthly are delighted to announce that Leena Habiballa is the 2023 winner of the Michael O’Pray Prize, with Aislinn Evans and Natasha Thembiso Ruwona as further Awardees. The texts of all three writers will be available to read in November on Art Monthly’s website.


No Ordinary Protest by Mikhail Karikis

Made in 2018, Mikhail Karikis’ video No Ordinary Protest was perfectly in tune with a moment when children, led by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, rose up in anger at the imminent prospect of future climate emergency. As planetary temperatures continue to rise, and as public protestations heat up accordingly, Karikis’ powerful parable has only gained in relevance.


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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Various Artists: Waterlog: Journeys Around an Exhibition

Produced alongside the group exhibition ‘Waterlog’, this publication provides an overview of this multifaceted project, which featured specially-commissioned works by Alexander and Susan Maris, Simon Pope, Marcus Coates, Tacita Dean, Guy Moreton and Alec Finlay.

Carey Young: Carey Young, Incorporated

The first publication devoted to the work of Carey Young, an artist whose work provocatively and playfully questions familiar notions of art as a mode of resistance and critique in a world of dissolving boundaries, in which the borders between politics, culture and business seem to have disappeared.

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