KWM artcenter × Film London Jarman Award 2019 in Beijing



KWM artcenter is pleased to announce its first collaboration with The Film London Jarman Award. The Prize recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of UK-based artist filmmakers. The Jarman Award was launched in 2008, inspired by the visionary British filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942-1994).

Previous winners of the Jarman Award are Daria Martin (2018), Oreet Ashery (2017), Heather Phillipson (2016), Seamus Harahan (2015), Ursula Mayer (2014), John Smith (2013), James Richards (2012), Anja Kirschner & David Panos (2011), Emily Wardill (2010), Lindsay Seers (2009) and Luke Fowler (2008).

The Award winner will be announced at the Barbican Centre, London on 25 November 2019 in a special ceremony where the winner will receive the £10,000 prize money. The following 6 artists have been selected for the 2019 award.

Cécile B. Evans (b1983) examines the value of emotions in contemporary societies, and their rebellion as they come into contact with the power structures that directly impact our daily lives. Her videos, which combine live action and digital animation, use narrative to negotiate the possibility of many diverse realities within a common space.

Mikhail Karikis (b1975) develops filmmaking strategies that undermine dominant frames of representation and employs listening as a form of activism. He works in sustained collaborations with individuals and communities located outside the context of contemporary art, often pushed into economic and socio-geographic fringes. This results in participatory film projects that highlight alternative modes of human existence, solidarity and action while nurturing dignity and tenderness.

Hetain Patel (b1980) is interested in connecting marginalised identities with the mainstream in an effort to destabilise notions of authenticity and promote personal freedom. Often with an autobiographical starting point, he uses humour and the languages of popular culture to highlight familiarity within the exotic. He also works with photography, sculpture and performance.

Imran Perretta (b1988) works across the moving-image, sound, performance and poetry. Perretta’s practice addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. Underpinning his work are questions of alterity and neo-coloniality, meditating on the process of identity forming in a post-9/11 era characterized by austerity, state-sponsored Islamophobia and the War on Terror.

Rehana Zaman (b1982) works predominantly with moving image to examine how social dynamics are produced and performed. Her work speaks to the entanglement of personal experience and social life, where intimacy is framed against the hostility of state legislation, surveillance and control.

The 2019 Film London Jarman Award Screening Schedule

Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 19:00

  • 10.31 – 11.06

Hetain Patel, The Jump (2015), HD video, 6 mins

Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest (2018), HD video, 8 mins

  • 11.07 – 11.13

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (2017), HD video, 24 mins

Beatrice Gibson, Deux Soeurs Qui N’est Sont Pas Soeurs [Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters] (2019), 16mm transferred to HD video, 22 mins

  • 11.14 – 11.23

All together

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