Named after acclaimed Scottish experimental filmmaker Margaret Tait, this annual award is supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, and recognises Scottish artists and Scotland-based artists who work within film and moving image in an experimental and innovative way. Winning the award in 2014, Charlotte Prodger is a graduate of Goldsmiths College and the Glasgow School of Art, and was featured as part of Glasgow International 2014. She has participated in residencies in the UK and in Montreal, and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2013.
In contrast to her sculptural, multi-channel installation practice of the last 6 years, which has exhibited in Glasgow, London and New York, Charlotte has chosen to produce a new single screen piece for Glasgow Film Theatre’s largest auditorium GFT1. This video sequences material from multiple formats, including an archive of miniDV tapes that Prodger began shooting in 1997 (much of which she has no recollection of making), recent footage shot on her phone, and composited graphics. She uses the constraint of the single screen (of time rather than space) to consider ways to block, divide and reveal; building constantly shifting co-ordinates of intimate contiguity.