From Channel 4 screenings to £5,000 art prizes, here’s a little look at what you talented bunch of clevertons are up to this month….
Director Tom Marshall, 25, is due to have his film Postcode Lottery screened on Channel 4 thanks to the Coming Up season. The film, which is described as “Darkly comic with sharp political undertones,” follows the story of Jed, who takes matters into his own hands after discovering that he cannot access treatment to his terminal cancer. It will star Jo Hartley from This is England and comedian Debra Stephenson. For more on Coming Up, check out our interview with star of Twilight and Coming Up film Colour, Myanna Buring.
The artist Julia Vogl was not only shortlisted for the first round of the Sky Arts Ignition: Future’s Fund, but she has also gone on to win the Catlin Art Prize, 2012. Julia will receive £5,000 for her social sculpture Let’s Hang Out, which invites visitors to create a communal area by selecting coloured carpet titles that correspond with Julia's pastime suggestions. A colour is designated to each activity (“call mum” or “tweet”, for example) and will build up throughout the exhibition and encourage visitors to hang out. To find out more about the Catlin Art Prize, visit the website.
Flora Wellesley Wesley of Hiru Dance (pictured)
Ideas Fund Innovators winner Hiru Dance is an organisation that promotes contemporary dance across England, Sardinia and the Basque Country. Their latest project is a week-long event of installations, performances and choreographic experiments inside an empty shop unit in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, called The Public House. It will take place from Monday 9 July to Saturday 14 July.
The shop front will be transformed into a living room, performance space and place to have a free cup of tea and biscuits. It will feature graduates from Laban, Lewisham College, London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Roehampton University. For more details, visit The Public House website.
The 23-year-old photographer, film-maker and director Brune Charvin had her film Chasing your Shadow screened at Dance Film 11, after winning our brief back in October last year. Well, now her new film The Torch, along with Chasing Your Shadow, are being screened for free at RichMix in London on 10 July. For more information and to book tickets, visit the RichMix website.
Photo by Eleanor Sikorski.
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