Congratulations to Oreet Ashery whose Stanley Picker Fellowship commission Revisiting Genesis has been shortlisted for the 10th edition of the Jarman Award.
The Jury who selected this year’s shortlist are: Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Catherine Bray, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4; Shona Illingworth, Artist; Peter Taylor, Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival; Tyrone Walker-Hebborn, Director, Genesis Cinema; Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film), Tate Modern and Film London Board Member.
The other artists shortlisted for 2017 are: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Adham Faramawy, Melanie Manchot, Charlotte Prodger and Marianna Simnett.
This year’s Jarman Award Tour travels to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, showcasing work by the six artists from 1 October 2017 to 19 November 2017 in 12 venues around the UK. The winner of the 2017 Film London Jarman Award is announced on 20 November 2017 at a celebratory event at the Whitechapel Gallery. The winner will receive prize money of £10,000. Channel 4 will also support the award by commissioning all the shortlisted artists to produce new films for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.
Oreet Ashery is an interdisciplinary visual artist with an unorthodox, multi-layered and eclectic practice spanning photography, moving image, mass-produced and unique artefacts, text, music, workshops and performance. Ashery’s work confronts ideological, social and gender constructions within the fabric of personal and broader contemporary realities.
Ashery’s recent large scale projects include: Passing Through Metal, a sonic performance commissioned by LPS, Malmo, 2017; web-series Revisiting Genesis, commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London and supported by the Wellcome Trust, 2016; The World is Flooding, a Tate Modern Turbine Hall performance re-enactment of Mayakovsky’s play ‘Mystery Bouffe’, 2014; and Party for Freedom, a moving-image album, concerts and performances commissioned by Artangel, 2013.