Musings with Ayo Akingbade: Jarman Award Touring Programme 2023Film Fri 20 Oct, 6pm–7.30pm
Discover the incredible diversity within the world of artists’ filmmaking in the UK, with a presentation of the work of the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award, which comes with a £10,000 prize. Films in the programme use animation, analogue film, poetry and choral song to explore narratives around air pollution and inequality, cryptocurrency, the queering of the British countryside and gentrification.
The artists shortlisted this year are: Ayo Akingbade, Andrew Black, Julianknxx, Sophie Koko Gate, Karen Russo and Rehana Zaman.
The programme will also feature an intimate conversation with Ayo Akingbade who will be sharing her musings and recent works as part of this year’s Film London Jarman Award Tour, in a free-flowing exchange of ideas with Canan Batur, curator of Live Programmes at Nottingham Contemporary.
The shortlisted films will be screened in The Space at Nottingham Contemporary on the day of the event, 20 October 2023, between 2pm and 5pm.
Films in the Jarman Award Touring Programme 2023:
Ayo Akingbade, Jitterbug (2022), 24’
Andrew Black, Revenge Fantasy (2019), 13’
Julianknxx, Black Corporeal (Breathing By Numbers) (2022), 16’
Sophie Koko Gate, Hotel Kalura (2021), 5’
Karen Russo, Junkerhaus (2021), 7’
Rehana Zaman, Alternative Economies (2021), 28’
is an artist, writer and director. She works predominantly with film and installation addressing themes of power, urbanism and stance. Her work has been shown at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; ICA, London and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Recent screenings include; New Directors/New Films; MoMA and Directors’ Fortnight; Cannes Film Festival. Her first major solo institutional exhibition, ‘Show Me The World Mister’, opened at Chisenhale Gallery in November 2022 and is touring until 2024, venues include Spike Island, Bristol and BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art.