Richard Rigg: The Inhabitant of The Watchtower
From 10 August 2012
CIRCA Projects will present a new project with artist Richard Rigg in partnership with High Desert Test Sites, California and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
The Inhabitant of the Watchtower is a durational project by Richard Rigg based in the natural and baron stage of the desert that will be produced through August. It will take place during and beyond his solo exhibition at BALTIC (18 May- 27 August 2012) and explore ideas within his work that relate to non-site.
The project expands upon ideas present in Rigg's wider body of work; it functions to sidestep rational thought. By following an arcane line of inquiry it explores the facets of human perception and understanding: a quest for meaning that's intent lies within the realm of poetic lyricism rather than dogmatic conclusion.
Further details of the project can be found on theinhabitantofthewatchtower.info
2012 Jarman Awards
26 September 2012
Nominated by experts from across the UK’s contemporary arts sector, the shortlist presents the work of 10 artists who use the film and video medium in a range of diverse and interesting ways. Selected from a record number of artist entries, it offers a comprehensive survey of the work and practice of UK based film and video artists, and celebrates the rich and eclectic array of work emerging in recent years.
The winner of the Jarman Award for 2012 will be announced at a special event on 6 November at the Whitechapel Gallery, receiving combined prize money of £10,000 and a Channel 4’s short-form arts strand, Random Acts. Three further artists will also be commissioned to make a short film for Random Acts this year.
The 2012 Jury who will select this year’s winners are: Stuart Comer, Film Curator, Tate Modern (Chair); Mark Cousins, Film-maker, Author and Curator; Aaron Cezar, Director, Delfina Foundation; Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Mark Rappolt, Editor, ArtReview; and Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor for Arts, Channel 4.A UK touring programme showcasing works by the 10 shortlisted artists will take place from 12 September to 3 November at venues across the UK, including FACT (Liverpool), CCA (Glasgow) and CIRCA Projects (Newcastle). The tour will culminate in a special event at London’s Whitechapel Gallery on Saturday 3 November with screenings, Q&As and performances.
5 October — 1 December 2012
More information about the full CIRCA Projects will be available, along with a new website and archive