16 December 2014

ARTnews on Jane & Louise Wilson

ARTnews review by Elizabeth Fullerton on Jane & Louise Wilson, featuring their recent FVU commission Undead Sun. Read here

The work is currently on show at IWM (Imperial War Museums) until 11 January.

5 November 2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Artists’ Film & Moving Image Today

FVU Director Steven Bode will showcase a cross-section of our recent commissions and look back through the archive, which includes stand-out pieces by Isaac Julien, Jane & Louise Wilson, Cory Arcangel, Gillian Wearing and Mark Leckey, to trace a series of themes and preoccupations which resonate through from the past to the present.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Friday 7 November, 3.30pm. Book tickets here: http://www.asff.co.uk/tickets/

6 October 2014

Steven Bode on Turner Prize artist Duncan Campbell

In 2009, Film and Video Umbrella (along with Chisenhale Gallery and Tramway) commissioned Duncan Campbell’s 'Make it new John', a work combining archival footage with newly shot 16mm film. Since then, Campbell has continued to build on a practice of re-contextualising found material, and infusing new energy into documentary techniques. His latest film, 'It for Others', is currently on show at Tate Britain as part of the Turner Prize 2014.

Read 'New & Used'

15 September 2014

New project: A Light Shines in the Darkness

Film and Video Umbrella showcases recent works by acclaimed film and video artists at historic church sites across England.

14 September 2014

Exhibition Announcement: Jane and Louise Wilson at IWM

Film and Video Umbrella have commissioned acclaimed artists Jane and Louise Wilson to create a new work entitled Undead Sun, which will be shown at the Imperial War Museum from 15 October 2014 – 11 January 2015.

1 July 2014

Film and Video Umbrella secures NPO funding from Arts Council England

As a renewed National Portfolio Organisation following the ACE funding news this month, Film and Video Umbrella will be pushing ahead with an ambitious three-year programme between 2015-18.  Watch this space.

29 April 2014

Dryden Goodwin 'Poised' exhibited at Ferens Art Gallery as part of Yorkshire Festival

10 May - 29 June 2014

As the cyclists begin The Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France tensions are high, and much like all athletes about to launch themselves over the start line, relying on a background of intense physical and mental preparation is essential. Dryden Goodwin’s film ‘Poised’ explores the theme of sporting excellence and the physical and emotional demands of being an athlete, in particular, a diver. The film follows a group of young female divers in their day-to-day routines, and evokes the sheer hard slog of the divers’ repetitive, relentless and demanding training sessions; providing a powerful expression of the determination and perseverance required to perfect the grace and beauty of each dive. More info

15 April 2014

Lucy Clout and Marianna Simnett announced as winners of Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards

Today, Film and Video Umbrella and Jerwood Charitable Foundation announce moving-image artists Lucy Clout and Marianna Simnett as the winners of the second edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards. Both have been selected to receive commissions of £20,000, to allow them to work on major new moving-image. These new works will premiere at Jerwood Space, London and CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow in 2015.

18 February 2014

Shezad Dawood talks to Aesthetica Magazine about new FVU commission 'Towards The Possible Film'

Shezad Dawood will premiere his latest short Towards the Possible Film at Marrakech Biennale at the end of February. Shot in Morocco’s Sidi Ifni, Towards the Possible Film examines histories of violence and future dystopias, played out across parallel universes. Aesthetica talks to the artist about his influences for the film, his affinities with Morocco and how the film sits within his wider career. 

Read article.

30 January 2014

FVU wins Arts Council funding for Strategic Touring Programme

The funding is going to a new project A Light Shines in the Darkness which will connect cathedrals and disused churches, touring a high-quality art provision, expanding audiences and creating awareness of the venues as local resources in the Midlands, North and South East of England. More here.

Watch this space.

3 January 2014

Aesthetica speaks to Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Award nominee Lucy Clout

What Will They See of Me? is the second edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards and explores the importance attached to individual expressions of personal identity. The application process for the Awards was open in summer 2013, to artists within the first five years of professional practice. The four successful moving-image artists; Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Anne Haaning and Marianna Simnett have been selected for the first stage of the Awards, during which they produce work in response to the title. Aesthetica speaks to Lucy Clout about her approach to the theme and her interest in language. Read interview.

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