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2018 Film London Jarman Award Goes to Daria Martin

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist (still), 2017.

©2018 DARIA MARTIN/COURTESY MAUREEN PALEY, LONDON

Daria Martin is the winner of the 2018 Film London Jarman Award, which recognizes a U.K.-based making moving-image work. She will now receive £10,000 (about $12,800).

The shortlist for this year’s award was comprised of Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Hardeep Pandhal, and Margaret Salmon. The jury this year included Andrea Lissoni, senior curator of international art for film at Tate Modern; Catherine Bray, editor of the Channel 4 commissions series “Random Acts”; Iwona Blazwick, the director of the Whitechapel Gallery; artist Melanie Manchot; Skinder Hundal, chief executive of the New Art Exchange; and Tyrone Walker-Hebborn, director of Genesis Cinema.

Martin’s works frequently deal with scientific phenomena, and she has sometimes even made them in collaboration with scientists. Mirror-touch synesthesia, the dream diaries of Martin’s grandmother, and magic tricks that make use of cards have been just a few of her subjects. Next year, the London-based artist will have a solo exhibition at the Barbican Centre.

Adam Wootton, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said in a statement, “I am delighted that the 11th Film London Jarman Award will honor the work of Daria Martin, whose long-running practice has seen her constantly challenge herself, creating an eclectic and expansive body of work that has explored everything from dreams and mythology to technology and feminism.”

Past winners of the Film London Jarman Award have included Luke Fowler (2008), Ursula Mayer (2014), and Heather Phillipson (2016).

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