This year’s shortlist represents a riotous explosion of colour, sound, skill and distinctive imagery, but beyond the visuals are some very serious, thought-provoking messages. Be shocked, startled and entertained by recent works from Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis, Rachel Maclean and Heather Phillipson.
Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers.
As we screen these works for the first time in Northern Ireland, shortlisted artist Shona Illingworth will also be with us to discuss her practice with the MAC’s current artists in residence, AMINI (Artist’ Moving Image Northern Ireland).
The winner of the Jarman Award will then be announced on 28 November 2016 at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, receiving a prize of £10,000. The Award is supported by Channel 4, who commissioned each of the shortlisted artists to produce a new film for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.