05 December ‘18

Charlotte Prodger wins the Turner Prize

Charlotte Prodger the 2017 Berwick Artists' Moving Image Resident has been awarded the 2018 Turner prize

BFMAF are delighted that Charlotte Prodger is the winner of the 2018 Turner Prize. The award was announced at a ceremony at Tate Britain on Tuesday 4 December, during which Prodger received the £25,000 prize ahead of the three other nominees, Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen and Luke Willis Thompson.

Prodger was the BFMAF and Berwick Visual Arts artist in residence from April to September 2017, and during that time made the single-screen film work LHB which premiered at BFMAF 2017.

LHB continued Prodger’s exploration of the complex intertwinings of landscape, identity, technology and time. Her residency in Berwick marked the beginning of an open-ended period of research into an idea of ‘queer rurality’; how queer lives are lived beyond the densely populated urban contexts that generally dominate LBGTQI narratives, and what happens to queer bodies within wildernesses.

Prodger’s nomination was based on her exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall in Norway, which took place in November 2017, and included the works BRIDGIT (2016) and Stoneymollan Trail (2015). Both these films were made using an iPhone, a similar technique used in LHB which was partly shot in and around Berwick.

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