How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire

07.10.09
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire began with a story, a manuscript found in an attic that told the tale of Russian revolution and exile through Europe to Northern Ireland from the point of view of a young and romantic girl – director Dan Edelstyn’s Grandmother, Maroussia Zorokovich. Her words and vision prompted a documentary journey into Ukraine’s present and ...
Hilary Powell

07.10.09
Hilary Powell Hilary Powell is an artist whose imaginative and interdisciplinary practice is consistently engaged with the changing urban environment and its secret histories. She has made theatrical installations in derelict sites across Europe from a car ballet/concert on Amsterdam Docklands to projects in Berlin factories and empty London lidos.  Hilary has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmith’s College where she extended this investigation around ...
The Jarman Award: Shortlist

22.09.09
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want, Stephen Sutcliffe Inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman, The Jarman Award was launched in 2008 “to recognise artists working with the moving image whose work, like Jarman’s, resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence”. The 2009 shortlisted artists are Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Simon Martin, Lindsay Seers, and Stephen Sutcliffe. We asked them all some questions. The Jarman ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Crossing Paths: Part One: email notes from Anna Thew

22.09.09
Fragments for Eye Drift, image courtesy of Anna Thew My main link with Derek after Chelsea and Butlers Wharf, was through Steve Farrer at the London Filmmakers Co-op, Thomas Mutke, and the gay scene. Steve used to go to the Subway club, which Derek frequented, and then they had this wandering life on the Heath at night, which I’d hear a lot about, and was in awe ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Recollections

22.09.09
Derek Jarman. Image courtesy of James Mackay The Jarman Award “gives recognition and support to artists working with the moving image, and whose work, like Jarman’s, resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence.” The shortlisted artists for 2009 are Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Simon Martin, Lindsay Seers and Stephen Sutcliffe. And the winner – who receives £10,000 and a Channel 4 Three Minute Wonders commission ...