Early 2010

Early 2010

Film and Video Umbrella

Photography: Angus Mill

January 15, 2010

Early 2010


Film and Video Umbrella begins 2010 with three recently-commissioned projects that are presented at galleries across the UK.

We mark the New Year with Melanie Manchot’s Celebration (Cyprus Street), the centrepiece of a new exhibition of film, video and photography by the artist at Whitechapel Gallery. A document of a specially recreated street party in the heart of London’s East End, Manchot’s 35mm film gathers the diverse residents of the street together for an elegantly composed collective portrait.

13 January – 14 March 2010 at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Celebration (Cyprus Street) is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and funded by Film London (Digital Archive Film Fund), and Arts Council England.

Following just behind is a second staging for Make it new John, Duncan Campbell’s incisive documentary study of the legacy of the iconic De Lorean car, and the mark it made in British social history. Transferring from Chisenhale Gallery, Campbell’s film begins a run at Tramway in Glasgow. A monographic publication on the piece, and on Campbell’s practice in general, will appear during the course of the exhibition.

22 January – 14 March 2010 at Tramway, Glasgow

Make it new John is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Chisenhale Gallery, Tramway, and The Model, Sligo. Supported by Arts Council England.

In February, Shona Illingworth’s video installation Balnakiel receives its second staging at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. This haunting meditation on the starkly etched landscape and troubled history of the far North-west of Scotland is supplemented by a series of photographic works that will be exhibited for the first time in Wolverhampton. A book on the project will be published alongside the exhibition.

6 February – 1 May 2010 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Balnakiel is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in association with John Hansard Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Supported by Arts Council England and an Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust, with additional support from the Highland Council and the Danish Embassy, London

Film and Video Umbrella is the UK’s leading commissioning and production agency for artists’ film and video work. For twenty years the organisation has presented an ambitious and engaging programme of contemporary moving image projects, delivered in collaboration with galleries and venues across England. Major commissions of the past decade have included projects by Cory Arcangel, Tacita Dean, Dryden Goodwin, Isaac Julien, Mark Leckey, Gillian Wearing and Jane & Louise Wilson. Film and Video Umbrella is funded by Arts Council England. Visit us at www.fvu.co.uk

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