This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 21 September – 21 November 2023. You'll be able to watch all six artists' work at the MAC on 21 November.
The tour will also visit: g39, Cardiff; Nottingham Contemporary; CCA Glasgow; Spike Island, Bristol; Towner Eastbourne and Whitechapel Gallery, London and culminate in a special showcase day with all the artists on November 11 at Whitechapel Gallery, London.
The recipient of the Award and £10,000 prize will be announced at a special celebration at the Barbican on Tuesday 21 November.
Films in the Jarman Award 2023 touring programme:
- Ayo Akingbade, Jitterbug (2022), 24’
- Andrew Black, Revenge Fantasy (2019), 13’
- Julianknxx, Black Corporeal (Breathing By Numbers) (2022), 16’
- Sophie Koko Gate, Hotel Kalura (2021), 5’
- Karen Russo, Junkerhaus (2021), 7’
- Rehana Zaman, Alternative Economies (2021), 28’
Explore an extraordinary range of boundary-pushing work
The work by the six artists shortlisted for the 2023 Film London Jarman Award will be screened from 11am - 5pm on 21 November in our Upstairs Theatre. You will be able to drop in any time to watch the films. No need to book. The total running time is 1hr 33m. Plus, on the 2nd floor a Q&A with one of the finalists Sophie Koko Gate will be available to watch throughout the day.
About the films
While Andrew Black’s films challenge conventional narratives around the British countryside, Sophie Koko Gate’s darkly humorous animations set stories of longing and frustrated desire in dreamlike worlds. Julianknxx highlights the interrelated crises of inequality and air pollution, while Ayo Akingbade crafts a love story to London in a narrative film that follows a day in the life of a Hackney teenager. Rehana Zaman examines the compromised promises of cryptocurrency and the possibilities of alternative modes of exchange, while Karen Russo presents a cinematic exploration of the fantastical carved home of visionary architect Karl Junker.
Find out more about the six finalists here.
Read the Jarman Award 2023 booklet here.
Find out more about the Film London Jarman Award here.