FELT TIP is a new two-screen video installation by Elizabeth Price that has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Film and Video Umbrella and Nottingham Contemporary. FELT TIP will premiere alongside a new companion work, KOHL, in a solo exhibition by Price at the Walker in Minneapolis, USA, beginning in December 2018. The two pieces then travel to Nottingham Contemporary in February 2019.

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Combining sound, performance and unscripted debates, Mikhail Karikis’ new moving-image commission takes its cue from the short story The Iron Woman (1993) by the poet and author, Ted Hughes. In the story, children are the first to hear an eerie, supernatural noise, which is an emanation of the collective pain of creatures affected by the pollution of the planet. Angered by the complicity and complacency of adults, children take matters into their own hands, infiltrating factories and demanding immediate action against the impending ecological catastrophe.

Karikis adopts this children’s story as an ecofeminist parable and as a lesson in the power of sound to effect physical, psychological and socio-political transformation. He introduced the book to a class of 7-year-old students from Mayflower Primary School in East London whom he asked to reflect on the environmental themes of the story and to imagine the noise that assisted the book’s heroes in their protest. 

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Exhibition Announcement: Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences

Jerwood Space, London, 6 April - 3 June 2018

Celebrating its fifth edition, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella proudly introduce the new exhibition Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences, which will premiere two moving-image commissions by Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta. These significant new works have been developed following an award of £20,000 to each artist in June last year.  Following its debut at Jerwood Space, London from 6 April to 3 June 2018 the show will travel to arts venues across the UK.

At a moment when world events are so volatile and turbulent that it’s hard to predict what might happen next, the curatorial theme Unintended Consequences has provoked two artists’ projects that reflect the complex, entangled nature of contemporary experience. 

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8 January 2018

Changing Places: Phoenix, Leicester

Film and Video Umbrella’s touring exhibition Changing Places arrives at Phoenix, Leicester on 18 January. Presented within the Cube Gallery, three artworks by Imran Channa, Desire Machine Collective and Yasmin Jahan Nupur use video, installation and sound to illuminate Britain’s industrial, imperial past from contemporary perspectives. The works are all by artists with a connection to Bangladesh, India or Pakistan and explore threads of Britain’s shared history with that region.

Read the full press release here, or visit our What's On page to find out more.

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Photo: Hydar Dewachi

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