FACT artist-in-residence chosen for official Venice Film Festival selection
FACT is delighted to announce that artist-in-residence Emily Richardson has been selected for the Orizzonti - New Horizons section at this year's Venice Film Festival, along with fellow LUX artists John Akomfrah, Ken Jacobs and Patrick Keiller. The selection, which is dedicated to showcasing new trends in films and documentaries, will include her short film The Futurist.
5 August 2010Emily joined FACT in June as artist-in-residence as part of the European Media Arts Programme (EMARE). She is currently working on a series of five minute films in empty Northwest cinemas including the Woolton Picture House, Stockport Plaza and Manchester's Cornerhouse.
The series, which follows on from The Futurist, serves as a nostalgic elegy to the 35mm art form, which is slowly disappearing from cinemas.
Emily Richardson’s films explore landscapes and environments to reveal the way that activity, movement and light is inscribed in place. Traversing an extraordinarily diverse range of landscapes including empty East End streets, forests, North Sea oil fields, post-war tower blocks and Cold War military facilities Richardson’s films offer a dazzling deconstruction of place and time.
Emily’s films are distributed by LUX and have been shown in galleries and at festivals internationally including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, NFT, Curzon Soho, Artist’s Space, New York and Edinburgh, London, Rotterdam and New York film festivals.