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Shortlist for 2017 Jarman Award Announced

Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT, 2016, installation view, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017.


The Film London Jarman Award announced the shortlist for its 2017 prize today. The six artists vying for the award, which recognizes a United Kingdom–based artist working with film, will now have a chance at winning £10,000 (about $12,700). A winner will be announced on November 20.

Among the shortlisted artists is Lawrence Abu Hamdan, who won last year’s Nam June Paik Award and has become known for his installations about the politics of sound and noise. Charlotte Prodger, who is currently having her first U.S. solo show at New York’s SculptureCenter, is also on the shortlist.

In a statement, Adrian Wootton, the chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, called the award’s shortlist “its most diverse yet, ranging from ambitious installations to smartphone-shot footage and ground-breaking AR techniques. These artists work in a world that is fast-moving, innovative, and ever-changing, and their work reflects this. It challenges us to think differently about the world we see around us, and has the power to alter our very perception of what it means to be a contemporary filmmaker.”

The shortlisted artists for the prize are as follows:

  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan
  • Oreet Ashery
  • Adham Faramawy
  • Melanie Manchot
  • Charlotte Prodger
  • Marianna Simnett

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