By Tim Jonze
The shortlist for the experimental film-making award, now in its 10th year, covers global warming, hyperventilation and the way we grieve through social media
One artist analysed the sound of bullets used by Israeli soldiers to kill two Palestinian teenagers; another recorded herself hyperventilating until she fainted. An intense engagement with the modern world seems to mark out the 2017 Film London Jarman award shortlist, which celebrates experimental work with moving images. Other artists on the list chose to examine the effects of global warming, and the way our online presence decays after death.
Such diverse themes are representative of a varied panel this year: the six shortlisted artists include those born in Jordan (Lawrence Abu Hamdan), Israel (Oreet Ashery), the United Arab Emirates (Adham Faramawy) and Germany (Melanie Manchot), along with the UK’s Charlotte Prodger and Marianna Simnett.