Charlotte Prodger (Apr to Sep 2017)


Charlotte Prodger (Apr to Sep 2017)

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Art Festival are pleased to announce Glasgow based artist Charlotte Prodger as their new artist in residence.

Charlotte Prodger works with moving image, sound, sculpture, writing and performance, mining the intertextual relationships between each of these materials. Her work uses the legacy of structural film and queer subjectivity to investigate tensions and contradictions that arise between form and content. Fragments gleaned from different places and points in the artist’s life are shown in parallel, revealing an ongoing enquiry into the contingency and intimacy of materials.

Recent solo shows include: BRIDGIT at Hollybush Gardens, London; Charlotte Prodger at Kunstverein Düsseldorf and 8004-8019 at Spike Island, Bristol. Her work has been included in the British Art Show 8, which was shown at Leeds Art Gallery, Edinburgh Inverleith House, Norwich University of the Arts, Southampton City Art Gallery and the Weight of Data at Tate Britain. Her upcoming solo exhibition, Subtotal opens on 1st May at SculptureCenter, New York. She was the winner of the Margaret Tait award in 2014 and her work has been screened at Courtisane Festival, Ghent; ICA London, Glasgow Film Festival and as part of the LUX Scotland programme New Moving Image from Scotland.

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s joint residency provides the opportunity for an artist working with moving image to spend six months in Berwick to produce new work at a crucial development point within their practice and with the two host organisations’ support.

On appointment to the residency Charlotte said I'm delighted to have this opportunity to explore the complex intertwining of landspace, time and identity within the rural context of Northumberland, and really looking forward to the new experience of working with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.’

Charlotte was selected from over 80 applications for the residency opportunity by a panel consisting of James Lowther Head of Visual Art, Berwick Visual Arts; Peter Taylor, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival; Laura Cresser, Relationship Manager, Combined Arts, Arts Council England and Dawn Bothwell, Curator and researcher working with CIRCA Projects and CRUMB (Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss) research unit at the University of Sunderland.

James Lowther, Head of Visual Art for Berwick Visual Arts said ‘We are delighted with Charlotte’s appointment as our next artist in residency, through our ongoing partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. All the panel were impressed by the integrity and quality of Charlotte’s work and we look forward to welcoming her to Berwick-upon-Tweed’

Peter Taylor, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival said ‘Inspired by Berwick’s fluid borderland identity and Northumberland’s complex geodiversity, Charlotte Prodger’s residency proposal is both rigorous and compelling. I am excited by the potential Charlotte sees to develop new work here and delighted at the opportunity to support such a brilliant artist. Very warm congratulations to her and thankyou to Berwick Visual Arts for this generous collaboration’

Jane Tarr, Director North, Arts Council England said, Berwick’s Artist in Residence programme offers moving image artists the time, space and resources to develop a new piece of work, often drawing on Berwick’s unique context and identity, and I’m delighted that we have been able to support it.  Charlotte’s response to the brief was distinct, intelligent and engaging – it will be very exciting to watch her work develop during the residency.

Charlotte will take up residency in the town from April until September 2017.

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are both supported by the Arts Council through its National Portfolio programme.