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On Saturday 3 November the Whitechapel Gallery will host a day of screenings, talks and performances profiling the ten artists shortlisted for the 2012 Film London Jarman Award.

Works by all ten artists, will be presented alongside a programme of talks across the Whitechapel Gallery’s Zilkha Auditorium, Gallery 3 and Study Studio spaces.

Tickets cover all events and can be booked via the WHITECHAPEL BOX OFFICE.


11.30am: Introductions

11.40am: Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle (2012), Marcus Coates

12.40pm: Artist Talk: Ben Rivers and Shezad Dawood

Including a screening of Ray Gun Virus (1966) by Paul Sharit

1.50pm: Phantoms of a Libertine (2012), Ben Rivers

2.15pm: James Richards – Screening of selected works

3pm: Artist Talk: James Richards in conversation with Gil Leung

4pm: Live Performance: Drone Rorschach, Aura Satz

4.30pm: Gliss (Phrase III) Encounter With The Un-Rare (2012), Benedict Drew

4.40pm: The Gainsborough Packet (2009), Matt Stokes

5pm: Ourhouse Episode 2 (2011), Nathaniel Mellors. With introduction by the artist


11.30am: Touring Programme: Part I
Hold Your Ground
, Brad Butler & Karen Mirza; Sound Seam, Aura Satz; The Coming Race, Ben Rivers; Gliss (Phrase III) Encounter With The Un-Rare, Benedict Drew; Looking So Hard At Something It Distorts Or Becomes Obscured (Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off), James Richards

12.35pm: New Dream Machine Project (2011) – Shezad Dawood

1pm: Deep State (2012), Brad Butler & Karen Mirza

1.45pm: Artist Talk: Brad Butler & Karen Mirza

2.30pm: Artist Talk: Marcus Coates

3.15pm: Touring Programme: Part II
, Shezad Dawood; Ourhouse – The Nest, Nathaniel Mellors;these are the days, Matt Stokes; Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle (Extract), Marcus Coates; Belief, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead

5pm: Artist Talk: Aura Satz in conversation with Melissa Gronlund


More Songs of Innocence and of Experience (2012), Thomson & Craighead


The Jarman Award is an annual prize inspired by one of Britain’s most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20thcentury, Derek Jarman.
Celebrating the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration in the work of UK artist film-makers, The Jarman Award recognises individual artist film-makers whose risk-taking work resists boundaries and conventional definition – work that encompasses innovation, excellence and vision.

The purpose of the award is open-ended – an investment in the career of an individual enabling a period of experimentation without pressure. The award will shine a light on artist film-makers who are to our times what Jarman was to his.

Any mid-career artist film-maker, whose work embraces the spirit and the legacy of Jarman’s highly experimental and risk-taking approach, can be put forward for this annual prize.

The winner of the annual Award not only receives a £10,000 cash prize, they also win a broadcast commission – to produce a series of film artworks for Channel 4. This is the only Award of its kind where an artist is rewarded with both financial assistance to enable them to flourish and the phenomenal opportunity to broadcast their work on national television.


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