Claire Hooper shortlisted for Jarman Award 2011
30 August 2011
Sea-change commissioned artist Claire Hooper has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jarman Award for her innovative, visionary work. Hooper has been commissioned by Lighthouse, Picture This and Film London to create a new artists’ film during 2011. by Jamie Wyld, Head of Media Arts
Claire Hooper is one of 10 artists to be shortlisted for the highly regarded Jarman Award. Set up to celebrate artists who follow in the spirit of Derek Jarman, the Award acknowledges artists for taking risks, experimentation and inventiveness with the medium of film.
Earlier this year, Hooper was successfully selected from almost 70 applicants for the commission Sea-change, a three-month long residency at the Picture This Atelier in Bristol, where Hooper will shoot her latest film. This new work, provisionally titled Eris, will feature in a solo exhibition at Picture This’ Atelier space in early 2012. In addition, the work will be premiered in collaboration with Lighthouse at a venue in the South East.
Hooper’s work has been shown widely internationally, including recent and upcoming shows at Lothringer 13, Munich; MUMOK, Vienna; Sketch, London; IT Park Taipei; Kunstwerke, Berlin, and various Serpentine gallery events. She is represented by Hollybush Gardens London and her work is distributed by Lux. She was the 2010 winner of the Baloise Art Prize at Statements, Art Basel.
To read more about Claire Hooper and Jarman Award 2011, please visit http://flamin.filmlondon.org.uk
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