On Monday 13th July 2015 the British Council and Film London Artist Moving Image Network held a fantastic UK-launch event for the exhibition ‘Moving Pictures: Artists’ Film from the Film London Jarman Award’ at Tate Britain. ‘Moving Pictures’ is part of the Visual Art team’s International Touring Exhibitions Programme and showcases the rich and diverse range of artists’ moving image work currently being produced in the UK. Developed by the British Council Visual Art and Film teams in collaboration with Film London, this innovative programme of artists’ films brings together 18 artists who have been nominated for the prestigious Film London Jarman Award over the past seven years. The programme features work by Turner Prize winners Laure Prouvost and Elizabeth Price, British Art Show 8 artists John Akomfrah, Rachel Maclean and James Richards, alongside important works by Ed Atkins, Clio Banard and Ben Rivers amongst others.
To date 'Moving Pictures' has been screened in China, France, Azerbaijan and New Zealand. In China the exhibition was seen by over 1000 people across 6 venues in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xi'an, Shenzen and Guangzhou, and was accompanied by artists Rachel Maclean and Elizabeth Price in selected cities.
The event at the Tate included a screening of selected works from 'Moving Pictures', followed by a panel discussion exploring artists’ moving image work in an international context chaired by Gary Thomas (British Council Film team, Animate Projects) with artists Rachel Maclean and Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, alongside Maria Palacious Cruz (Lux) and Jamie Wyld (Videoclub).
Watch a recording of the panel discussion below: