Random Acts continues tonight with Stephen Sutcliffe's Players Edition
26 April 2013
Stephen Sutcliffe is a new media and video artist who creates work from his extensive collection of recorded TV and film footage, ‘Gestures and movements, cultural legacies and histories are carefully observed, identified and cut-up.’ His work looks at British culture, class struggles and authority in melancholic, poetic and satirical films and installations
His work has been seen around the world in solo and group exhibitions including Frieze Projects, Talk Show at the ICA, and exhibitions at the Whitechapel Auditorium and Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Jarman Awards and in 2012 he was awarded the Margaret Tait Award.
Players Edition is an animated recreation of two annotated pages from a school Shakespeare textbook that the artist found. The film is inspired by the title sequence of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1979 film The Marriage of Maria Braun.
Random Acts is TV as art instead of TV about Art. In collaboration with producer Jacqui Davies, we have commissioned 26 world class artists to create a short film to be screened as part of Channel 4’s late night Random Acts series.