Sophie Lisa Beresford: 'Selected III' presented by Videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network
Image: Sophie Lisa Beresford, Making Adidas Mermaid, 2009 Single channel video, 7 min 39 sec (SLB0079) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery
videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network present
If you want to find the next big thing in British film art, then look no further. The spotlight is about to fall on a select group of the UK's finest and freshest up-and-coming artists whose medium is the moving image.
Selected by a panel of their more established peers - each of whom was nominated for the Jarman Award 2012 - Britain's brightest rising stars of the film art firmament are to showcase their cutting-edge work at a series of screenings to be held at venues across the country.
And not only can you experience these artists' work on the big screen, you also have the opportunity to meet them. The tour begins in Nottingham on May 29 before travelling to Brighton, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. The artists will be present at the screenings to introduce their work and also to engage in conversation with audiences.
Artists who will feature in the Selected III programme include Emma Alonze, Sophie Lisa Beresford, Nicholas Brooks, Mat Fleming, Piotr Krzymowski, Naheed Raza, Frances Scott, Daniel Shanken, Cheryl Simmons and Edward Thomasson.
Their work has been chosen by artists shortlisted for the 2012 Film London Jarman Award - Brad Butler and Karen Mirza, Aura Satz, Ben Rivers, Benedict Drew, James Richards, Shezad Dawood, Nathaniel Mellors, Matt Stokes, Marcus Coates and Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead.
Selected III has been produced in partnership with videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), with the aim of showcasing and celebrating some of the most innovative emerging talent in artists' moving image.
videoclub videoclub produces development and exhibition opportunities for artists working with film, video and digital practices; providing opportunities for the public to see, experience and engage in discourse about artists' work. www.videoclub.org.uk
Film London Artists' Moving Image Network Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image, working in partnership to deliver a comprehensive programme including production award schemes, regular screenings, talks and events, as well as the prestigious annual Film London Jarman Award. The Jarman Award honours the legacy of avant-garde film-maker Derek Jarman. It recognises and rewards the exceptional creativity of today's UK artist film-makers whose work, like Jarman's, resists conventional definition. www.filmlondon.org.uk/flamin
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.