The 2016 Jules Wright Prize focused on editors. Lucy Harris received the Prize in recognition of the tremendous impact she has made on the field, the breadth of her work and the range of artist filmmakers she has worked alongside.
The jury for the Jules Wright Prize 2016 was:
- Kate Kinninmont MBE, CEO, Women in Film and TV (UK)
- Noski Deville, Cinematographer and Senior Lecturer at Farnham Film School
- Joan Leese, Director, VET Production and Training
The 2016 shortlist
Nse has contributed her creative and technical editing skills to a number of artists work but the jury were particularly impressed with the editing on John Akomfrah's triple screen 'The Unfinished Conversation ' This is extremely complicated and complex editing with wonderful juxtaposition of movement, stillness, sound, music, timing and rhythm. An intelligent approach that evokes rather than dictates, creating multi-layered levels of engagement and a real presence.
John Akomfrah, The Stuart Hall Project, 2013. Courtesy of Smoking Dogs. Edited by Nse Asuquo.
Ariadna's highly experienced, skilled, empathetic and collaborative approach has added context, texture and pacing to a number of artists' works. She has a strong documentary sensitivity, which enables the work to balance elements of narrative, documentation and humour. Her intelligent handling and balancing of documentary and performance elements allows the viewer space for contemplation and imagination.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Estate: A Reverie, 2015. Photo: Briony Campbell. Courtesy of the artist and Fugitive Images. Edited by Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas.
Sue has had a significant technical and creative input and impact on a wide range of artists work throughout her extensive career. During this time, spanning many technical changes and innovations, she has maintained and developed her exacting technical knowledge and continued to facilitate work to a high level including work as an online editor and colourist. She is respected and highly regarded for her exceptional command of the technology and an ability to apply it creatively, alongside her considered, calm and open approach and generosity of spirit.
Jananne Al-Ani, Shadow Sites II, 2011, Photo: Adrian Warren. Courtesy of the artist and Abraaj Capital Art Prize. Edited by Sue Giovanni.
Lucy HarrisLucy Harris is a highly regarded editor who has an extensive knowledge of artists' moving image work, both historical and contemporary, bringing an intellectual overview to her work. She has a facility for sharing her extensive knowledge of different editing platforms and approaches and as an artist herself has a profound understanding of the artistic process that enables her to be particularly supportive and insightful. Her intelligent, collaborative and sensitive approach has positively contributed to both the rhythmic qualities and the conceptual structure of a diverse range of artists' works.
Rosalind Nashashibi, Lovely Young People, Beautiful Supple Bodies, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Edited by Lucy Harris.