We’re thrilled to feature Sean Dower’s FVU-commissioned work Automaton (2006) on FVU Watch this month. Produced as part of Single Shot, a series of six short videos exploring the possibilities of shooting in one single take, Automaton pivots on the movements of a motion control rig, deployed to spotlight the intricate dynamics of a drum solo by acclaimed musician Steve Noble.
advancing artists’ moving image
In partnership with John Hansard Gallery, we are proud to present a major new commission by artist Gayle Chong Kwan. The exhibition comprises a multipart installation bringing together moving image, photography and sculpture. Exploring colonial histories, geology and ecological deep time, A Pocket Full of Sand unearths both historic and contemporary connections between Mauritius and the Isle of Wight. Until 11 May 2024.
We’re delighted to launch Ahead of the Curve, a short film by artist Daniel Cockburn recollecting the height of the Coronavirus pandemic through a darkly satirical narrative; opening up a myriad of parallels between the present and past, anticipating what might be to come in the future.
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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Signed edition. This publication revolves around two key works by the artist Shona Illingworth: ‘The Watch Man’ and ‘Balnakiel’.
Both are highly personal but extraordinarily resonant studies into memory, history and place.
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.
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.