New Moving Images From The UK
a DVD of film and video art by tank.tv
Launch of the DVD at the ICA, London, 28/06/07 7pm. Tickets Available now.
The appearance of Fresh Moves is a unique event making artists’ moving images, some of which are rarely seen, available beyond the conventional context of art exhibitions and fleeting lives online. The project is the result of tank.tv’s continuous collaboration and exchange with artists, institutions and independent curators which has made it the inimitable platform for moving image practice that it is today.
Showcasing new moving image work since 2003, tank.tv presents its first DVD anthology. This collection contains 24 film and video pieces by 24 UK based artists, each around three minutes long, and reflects the creativity, innovation and wide variety of subject matter for which www.tank.tv has become known and respected. It also includes five new, specially commissioned interviews pieces between feted curators and artists.
Fresh Moves was compiled by a panel that included Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of the Serpentine Gallery, and Stuart Comer, curator of film and video at Tate Modern. Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and infamous philosopher Slavoj Žižek both make an appearance in the series of interviews.
The DVD features recent work from some of the most important artists working in moving images today, such as Cerith Wyn Evans, Daria Martin, Runa Islam, Spartacus Chetwynd and Andrew Kotting, as well as emerging artists like Torsten Lauschmann, Anja M. Kirschner and David Blandy. Rather than a comprehensive overview, Fresh Moves aims to provide an anthology encompassing animation, fictional narrative, digital film, montage and installation-based film work. The works explore a wide variety of subjects – from politics to identity and aesthetic practices, all tempered with a healthy measure of humour – and so celebrate not just the artists featured, but the art of moving images as a whole.
“…this special project addresses the idea of carrying video and filmic work beyond the boundaries of contextually, or spatially, confined spaces pertaining to where a work can be seen. […] It furthers the investigation into how different modes of filmmaking evolve within the changing consciousness of the public media […] a sort of polyphony of voices, stories and philosophies. [The project] …produced an investigation into a new generation of artists working in the UK. […] Eric Hobsbawm, the great English historian speaks of the very necessary and urgent need for our hyper-paced culture to issue a ‘protest against forgetting’.”
Hans Ulrich Obrist
ARTISTS: David Blandy, Ben Callaway, Duncan Campbell, Ergin Çavu?o?lu, Spartacus Chetwynd, Kate Cooper, Ann Course, Katy Dove, Max Hattler, Runa Islam, Kevin Heavey, Anja M. Kirschner, Zineb Sedira, Andrew Kötting, Torsten Lauschmann, Daria Martin, Alexander Heim, Ben Rivers, Samuel Stevens, Stephen Sutcliffe, Mark Aerial Waller, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Cerith Wyn Evans
INTERVIEWS: Steven Eastwood with Benjamin Cook, Jeremy Deller with Chrissie Iles, Ryan Gander with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Laure Prouvost with Michael Connor, Sophie Fiennes with Slavoj Žižek.
The compilation was selected by: Hans Ulrich Obrist (the Serpentine Gallery), Benjamin Cook and Mike Sperlinger (LUX), Stuart Comer (Tate Modern), Michelle Cotton (Independent Curator, London), Rose Cupit (Film London), and Kathrin Becker (NBK, Berlin).
A project by: Laure Prouvost and Birgit Ludwig
Fresh Moves: New Moving Images From the UK
150 x 180 mm portrait
300 pages / content printed on 81 colour pages
PAL DVD / Region 0 / running time 87 min
Edition of 3000
Published by Tank Form Ltd
Distributed by Thames & Hudson.
Release Date: June 2007
” Artist’s moving image work is blossoming in London and the Arts Council is delighted to be supporting tank.tv and its partnership with Thames & Hudson in its distribution of exciting work through this DVD project.”
Sarah Weir, Executive Director, Arts Council England, London.