(Excerpt from 'Film London awards Jarman prize' posted on Screen Daily. Found here http://www.screendaily.com/news/john-smith-wins-film-london-jarman-award/5063336.article?referrer=RSS)
John Smith's films and videos, known for their formal invention and oblique narratives, draw upon the raw material of everyday life to playfully explore and expose the language of cinema.
London-based artist film-maker John Smith has won the 2013 Film London Jarman Award.
The award was announced today at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
As winner, Smith received £10,000 and a film commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand, Random Acts.
From the shortlist Ed Atkins, Emma Hart and Rachel Maclean will also be commissioned for Random Acts this year.
A statement said: “John Smith has built up a body of experimental film and video work which has made a contribution to artists’ moving image practice both nationally and internationally. His identification with different artistic spheres is particularly appropriate to the Jarman Award. “
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