Artist / Karin Kihlberg And Reuben Henry
(nominated by Heather and Ivan Morison) “Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry make beautiful and curious work using video and film in unusual ways. They mess with film and video by mixing it with performance and live art, which can leave the viewer wondering what and where the final work is. You are always invited to join in with their occasionally humorous practice (they may be laughing at you rather than with you though), but you are not always sure what exactly is going on. They are part of a increasingly successful movement of Birmingham artists (we met them when we lived there) and you should add them to your collection.” Heather and Ivan Morison. This is a series of storyboards detailing film scenes that take place in public toilets. In the toilets at Bloomberg a soundtrack to these short scenes plays on a loop, constantly building suspense, hitting its climax and slowly building up again. The juxtaposing of the cinematic with everyday life proposes not just a view of the world with heightened senses brought on by film music, but a world of unlimited narrative possibilities.