Ealing Open 2014 Art Prize
The winner of the 8th Ealing Open 2014 art prize at Pitzhanger Manager House & Gallery was chosen last week and we were delighted to be asked to present the prize to Stuart Pound of Northfields, who has worked in film, digital video and the visual arts since the early 1970s, and won the prize for his film, Run.
Stuart Pound’s work has been screened regularly at international film and video festivals. His recent work, including Run, has seen him appropriating images from DVDs of well-known Hollywood action films purchased in charity shops. He re-spins the films by turning images on their side and adding a slight time delay between each image panel, resulting in a semi-abstract animation. The audio track is cut along with the moving image to create a tense, reverberating sound. You can see a clip of the film here.