DAY 1 PROGRAMME - SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER
Screening of three films from the Film London Jarman Award Touring Programme
Cécile B. Evans Amos’ World: Episode Two (2018)
Beatrice Gibson, Deux Soeurs Qui N’est Sont Pas Soeurs [Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters] (2019)
Hetain Patel The Jump (2015)
Following a screening of a new work, A Screen Test for an Adaptation of Giselle, Cécile B. Evans will discuss the project with curator Amal Khalaf. A Screen Test for an Adaptation of Giselle by Cécile B. Evans is a screen test for a feature length adaptation of the Industrial-era ballet Giselle as an eco-feminist thriller.
Beatrice Gibson screens the 1979 documentary film SOFT FICTION by filmmaker Chick Strand, with an introduction from scholar and critic Elena Gorfinkel. Mildred "Chick" Strand (December 3, 1931 – July 11, 2009) was an experimental filmmaker, her films have been screened at the Tate and MOMA. Her rare and open depiction of female sensuality was controversial when first shown but Soft Fiction is now celebrated as one of the defining films of the 1970s.
Hetain Patel will perform an extract from the work American Boy. Inspired by American movie culture and homemade YouTube video, Patel's performance looks at the multiple personas that influenced his childhood. American Boy is a solo show made almost entirely from film and TV quotes. He reenacts scenes vocally as a mimic and physically by becoming characters through meticulous dance and choreography.
The Jarman Award Whitechapel Weekend continues on Sunday 17 November. Find out more and book tickets here:
ABOUT THE FILM LONDON JARMAN AWARD
The Film London Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of UK-based artist filmmakers. The Award is inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman.
The Award is presented in association with the Whitechapel Gallery and is supported by Genesis Cinema.
Now in its twelfth year, the Award has built an enviable reputation for spotting rising stars of the UK art world. Previously shortlisted artists include Laure Prouvost, Elizabeth Price, Monster Chetwynd, Duncan Campbell, Charlotte Prodger, James Richards, Luke Fowler and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, all of whom went on to be shortlisted for or to win the Turner Prize.