State of Concept



“Moving Pictures” films from the Jarman Award

28 June - 13 July 2017


State of Concept, Mpotsari Tousa 19, Athina 117 41, Greece.


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State of Concept in collaboration with the British Council is happy to present within the programming of Future Climates, artists films from the Jarman Award. Amongst them artists such as John Akomfrah, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Ed Atkins and others will show their work.

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“Moving Pictures” is a selection of artist films, an innovative programme of single-screen moving image works by 20 UK-based artists selected from the Film London Jarman Award, previously exhibited in institutions such as the Whitechapel Gallery in the UK.


“Moving Pictures” will take place at State of Concept as a series of two-week screenings of artist films. Inspired by one of Britain’s most innovative and controversial artists of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman, the Film London Jarman Award is an annual prize celebrating the spirit of experimentation and imagination among UK artists working in moving image. The award recognises artists whose work resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence.


In the past decade, there has been an explosion in the number of artists making work in film and video. Throughout the UK, more and more gallery and museum exhibitions include artworks in single and multi-screen moving image formats, while the past two winners of the prestigious art award, the Turner Prize, Laure Prouvost (2013) and Elizabeth Price (2012), work in the medium. This is an exciting time for moving image artists. Their work is rapidly moving from the underground and fringes to the centre of the British art scene.


We are proud to present an eclectic range of moving image work by some of the most outstanding practitioners based in the UK.


The two programs last roughly 70 min and they will be screened separately at State of Concept between the 28th of June and the 13th of July.


Program details below.


On Wednesday 28th of June at 19.00 Anja Kirschner will give a talk at State of Concept on her work and discuss with the audience.


Program 1:

28, 29, 30 June and 12 July at 21:00 at State of Concept
(duration of the whole program 70 min)

Hold Your Ground, 2012 – KAREN MIRZA & BRAD BUTLER

The Call of Mist – Redux, 2012 – JOHN AKOMFRAH

An Exchange for Fire: Personal Responsibility, 2013 – ANJA KIRSCHNER & DAVID PANOS


Come to the Edge, 2003 and O come all ye faithful, 2007

Looking So Hard at Something It Distorts or Becomes Obscured (Not Blacking Out, Just Turning the Lights Off), 2011 – JAMES RICHARDS

Death Mask II: The Scent, 2010 – ED ATKINS

The Pips, 2011- EMILY WARDILL

The Lion and The Unicorn, 2012 – RACHEL MACLEAN


Program 2:

5, 6, 7, 13 July at 21:00 at State of Concept
(duration of the whole program 70 min)

It, Heat, Hit, 2010 – LAURE PROUVOST

Dad’s Stick, 2012 – JOHN SMITH

The Magic Know-How, 2013 – LAURA BUCKLEY

Origin of the Species, 2008 – BEN RIVERS

Edgeland Mutter, 2009 – ANDREW KÖTTING

Sludge Manifesto, 2011 – BENEDICT DREW

Dark Glass, 2006 – CLIO BARNARD

Lester, 2009 – LUKE FOWLER

MiddleSea, 2008 – ZINEB SEDIRA


The programs were chosen by the British Council and Film London.



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