These significant new works have been developed following the award of £20,000 to each artist in May this year. Following its debut at Jerwood Space, London from 9 March to 24 April 2016, the show will travel to CCA, Glasgow from 28 May to 10 July 2016.
As the title Borrowed Time suggests, the resulting works reflect on the uncertain nature of our contemporary economic and ecological moment, while also alluding to wider historical patterns and elemental forces. Never has there been a time, perhaps, where we have borrowed so much against the future economically - from the loans and mortgages of domestic realities to the sophisticated economics of financial derivatives. And never has there been a moment, perhaps, where that feeling of living on borrowed time, of a clock ticking louder and louder, has reverberated so ominously ecologically.
Kramer and Williams both submitted bold proposals to the 2016 curatorial theme that are, by chance, both centred around power stations. FVU is working closely with the artists, overseeing the development of the films over the 10-month production period.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: 'Borrowed Time' will open at Jerwood Space, London from 9 March to 24 April 2016 and at CCA, Glasgow from 28 May to 10 July 2015. More information can be found at JerwoodFVUawards.com
The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major annual opportunity for moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice. The open application programme invites artists to make proposals for ambitious new works, two of which are selected each year, by a panel of experts. The selected artists are given a £20,000 award to create the proposed work over a 10-month period. Each recipient also receives full production support from FVU, as well as access to the extensive moving-image facilities of University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. Finished works are exhibited at Jerwood Space, London, and at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (CCA).