The second manifestation of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards again ran over two years, and followed the same format as its predecessor, Tomorrow Never Knows. In the first year of the initiative, four artists (Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Anne Haaning and Marianna Simnett) were selected from over 150 artists’ submissions received as part of a nation-wide open call. Entitled What Will They See of Me?, the project addressed issues of personal identity, visibility and posterity, in the light of changes in the nature of self-image and self-exposure precipitated by social media and the internet. These themes were deftly drawn out in the four pilot works developed for exhibition in the first year: these being The Extra’s Ever-Moving Lips by Lucy Clout, Unknown Species in Full Resolution by Kate Cooper, KhoiSan Medicine by Anne Haaning and The Udder by Marianna Simnett. Premiered at Jerwood Space in Spring 2014, the four pieces received a parallel staging at Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow as part of Glasgow International. From this original quartet of artists, Lucy Clout and Marianna Simnett were selected to receive the two £20,000 commissions. Their follow-up pieces, From Our Own Correspondent and Blood, were unveiled at Jerwood Space in March/April 2015. The subsequent exhibition at CCA was again accompanied by a symposium expanding on the themes of the initiative as a whole.
12 March - 27 April 2014, Jerwood Space, London
4 - 21 April 2014, CCA, Glasgow
11 March - 26 April 2015, Jerwood Space, London
30 May - 12 July 2015, CCA, Glasgow
The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Arts and FVU in association with Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow and University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. FVU is supported by Arts Council England.