FVU: February 2016 News

A New Face and New Faces for Film and Video Umbrella

FVU has recently rebranded, with a new logo and website, following an exciting process of working with leading design agencies, The Partners and COG Design. These big changes show how the organisation continues to rise to new challenges, supported with continued funding from Arts Council England. Starting this new phase as a charity, FVU is pleased to announce some significant new additions to its Board of Trustees.

These are:

  • Martine d’Anglejan-Chatillon, Founding Partner of Thomas Dane Gallery, London
  • Shezad Dawood, Internationally acclaimed artist, most famous for his moving-image and sculptural works
  • Jason Wood, Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Manchester
  • Kate Wilson, Independent professional fundraiser, consultant and producer
  • Jon Armstrong, Head of Government and Parliamentary Relations, Heritage Lottery Fund

They join existing members; Eddie Berg, independent consultant and strategist; Francesca Hegyi, Executive Director for Hull UK City of Culture 2017; Gilane Tawadros, Chief Executive, DACS and Steven Bode, Director, FVU.

White Screen 9: Karen Mirza & Brad Butler and Adam Kleinman 

White Screen invites writers to respond to films selected from the FVU archive and made available to view via a dedicated website for a limited period. This month we explore themes of power and protest through Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s Deep State (2012) and the newly commissioned essay A Fable Agreed Upon, Dangerously by writer, critic and curator Adam Kleinman.

Online: 11 February – 10 March 2016

British Art Show 8: Rachel Maclean Feed Me

Part fairy tale, part hyper-modern fantasia, Feed Me is a parable of the pleasures and the perils of excess. As we feed the monster of contemporary consumerist desire, Maclean’s film is a record of all the little monsters that are created in its wake. Showing as part of British Art Show 8.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: 13 February – 8 May 2016

Jerwood FVU Awards 2017

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing Or Another 

The fourth edition of the Jerwood/FVU Awards is called Neither One Thing or Another and is open to applicants until 11 March 2016. Artists interested in submitting an application are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with a member of staff from Jerwood Visual Arts or FVU. An opportunity to ask questions about the overall process and discuss potential applications.

Call for entries: 12 January – 11 March 2016
Application Q&A: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 5.30–8pm

Borrowed Time

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: Borrowed Time

The third edition of the Jerwood/FVU Awards has generated two new moving-image installations by Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams, developed following the award of £20,000 to each artist from Jerwood Charitable Foundation and FVU. Both works reflect on the uncertain nature of our contemporary economic and ecological moment, while also alluding to wider historical patterns and elemental forces.

Jerwood Space, London: 9 March – 24 April 2016
CCA, Glasgow: 27 May – 10 July 2016


Alice May Williams and Karen Kramer

Artist Talk & Screening: Alice May Williams & Karen Kramer

To accompany the upcoming exhibition Borrowed Time, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016 recipients Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams present a selection of their work in discussion with FVU Director Steven Bode. The artists share the influences and inspirations behind their new works The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land by Kramer and Dream City – More, Better, Sooner by Williams.

ICA, London: Saturday 19 March 2016, 2pm



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