Melanie Manchot on 2017 Jarman Award Shortlist
29 June 2017
Manchot's "Out of Bounds" is shortlisted for Jarman Award
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With her short film "Out of Bounds", German-born visual artist Melanie Manchot has made the shortlist for the 2017 Jarman Award. Six artists working with moving image are nominated for the experimental film-making award, now in its 10th year.
Manchot’s Out of Bounds is set in an Alpine village and includes footage of a controlled explosion that sets off an avalanche. She competes for the £10,000 prize money with Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Jordan), Oreet Ashery (Israel), Adham Faramawy (United Arab Emirates) and Charlotte Prodger (United Kingdom) and Marianna Simnett (United Kingdom).
Born in Germany in 1966, Melanie Manchot is a London-based visual artist who works with photography, ﬁlm, video and installation. She studied at New York University (1988–89) before moving to London to continue her studies at City University and later at the Royal College of Art. From 1992 until 2005 Manchot was a lecturer at various institutions including Goldsmiths College of Art, Central St Martins, London College of Communication and Middlesex University. She will show her work on 1 July at the Whitechapel Gallery during the one-day festival 'Art Night'.
The Film London Jarman Award recognises the work of emerging artist filmmakers. The Award has a reputation for spotting rising stars of the UK art world. Previously shortlisted artists include Duncan Campbell, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Luke Fowler, Elizabeth Price and Laure Prouvost, all of whom went on to be shortlisted for or win the Turner Prize.