Two newly-commissioned Jerwood/FVU Awards films by Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek will screen alongside two works from the 2016 Awards, by Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with artist Karen Kramer.
In their newly commissioned works, Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek respond to 2017's curatorial theme Neither One Thing or Another. Both films employing pioneering, conceptually fitting technologies to examine the steadily blurring line between the real and the artificial. In Geomancer, Lek harnesses his trademark - the building blocks of computer gaming technology - to set the stage for an awakening of artificial intelligence. Hough’s work And If In A Thousand Years takes us to the Californian desert, where the landscape was filmed and digitally scanned using LiDAR, to host a Hollywood-inspired merging of authenticity and replica. Both films delve between definitions of consciousness, and in the process invite us to look again at what we think we know and see.
Driven by 2016's curatorial title Borrowed Time, The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land by Karen Kramer and Dream City - More, Better, Sooner by Alice May Williams reflect on the uncertain nature of our contemporary economic and ecological moment.