Jules Wright Prize 2017

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Shortlist for 2017 Jules Wright Prize:

Beatrice Dillon is a composer, sound designer and producer based in London. She has released critically-acclaimed solo work, remixes and collaborative releases across Boomkat Editions, PAN, The Trilogy Tapes and Where To Now?. With a background in Fine Art, Beatrice has collaborated closely with award-winning visual artists Conrad Shawcross RA, Jorinde Voigt, Pedro Reyes, Mai-Thu Perret and Claire Hooper, producing sound and music for film, installation and performance. Aside from her own solo work, she is currently developing new commissions for Lisson Gallery and Wysing Arts Centre.

Beatrice Dillon, Florence Peake and Anne Tetzlaff, Untitled, 2017. Installation view: Wysing Arts Centre, 2017.

Chu-Li Shewring is a filmmaker and sound designer collaborating mainly with artists and independent filmmakers. She is also a visiting sound tutor at UCL and the National Film and Television School. Before this, she worked at the production company Illuminations that specialises in films about the arts, then as a medical videographer at Charing Cross Hospital. Shewring is a graduate of MA in Sound Design at the National Film and Television School. Hunger (2008), by Steve McQueen, was one of her first experiences working with an artist. Her most recent collaborations are with the artist Frances Scott on her film installation CANWEYE { } (2016), and her archival film Diviner. Shewring has also worked with the artists Ben Rivers, Phil Coy and Esther Johnson.

 Frances Scott, Diviner, 2017– excerpt. Sound designer: Chu-Li Shewring.

Zhe Wu grew up in China and is based in London. She works worldwide as a sound designer and re-recording mixer. In 2010, she received two Verna Fields nominations for Golden Reels Awards from the MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) in Los Angeles and a Best Sound nomination from the British Animation Awards. Wu worked with artist filmmaker Sarah Turner on her two feature films Perestroika and Public House. She has also worked on the film installation The Running Tongue by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton. Rather than creating sounds that simply "enlarge" the picture, she is interested in sound design that enhances the emotion and storytelling of the film. 

Sarah Turner, Public House, 2016 – trailer. Sound mixer: Zhe Wu

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