Image of Acts of Kindness by Michael Landy

FLAMIN Presents Urban Visionaries

Date posted: 10.01.2014

Films by some of the most exciting artists working in moving image today will feature as part of Urban Visionaries, FLAMIN's three-part screening programme for Art on the Underground's Canary Wharf Screen, showing 17 January-13 April.

From Ben Rivers, Michael Landy and Lindsay Seers to Turner Prize winners Laure Prouvost and Gillian Wearing, Urban Visionaries celebrates the rich vibrancy of artists' practice in the capital by bringing together a diverse collection of works commissioned by FLAMIN over the last 13 years.

Canary Wharf Screen: Innovation on the Underground

Canary Wharf Screen is an innovative project initiated by Art on the Underground, showcasing leading contemporary and historical artists' moving-image works to customers, staff and visitors, free of charge, at Canary Wharf station - on one ofthe capital's largest public projection screens.

The Urban Visionaries programmes

Part One of FLAMIN's Urban Visionaries series presents a programme of short films commissioned for Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder and Random Acts short-form arts strand.

These artworks for television include:

  • Films by Lindsay Seers, winner of the 2009 Film London Jarman Award
  • Work from Michael Landy, stemming from his Acts of Kindness On The Underground project
  • Recent films by Gillian Wearing and Shezad Dawood.

Parts Two and Three focus on films funded through FLAMIN's commissioning schemes, including FLAMIN Productions. The themes span travel, community, the city, and public and private spaces.

London is the star of many of the films - its streets, pubs, warehouses, histories and the London Underground.

These programmes include works by:

  • Carol Morley
  • Miranda Pennell
  • Andrew K├Âtting
  • Laure Prouvost
  • Charlotte Ginsborg
  • Georgina Starr

Dating from 2000 to 2012, the collection reflects developments in moving-image practice over this period.

Full details of all films in the Urban Visionaries programmes.

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