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Tenderflix 2016
Tenderflix 2016

Tenderflix 2016

– curated by Borbála Soós

Better Living

International Film and Video Competition 25 November, 7 until 9pm

Screening at The Horse Hospital, London

Congratulation to Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot, the winners of the 2016 Tenderflix Prize with their video, Plasma Vista!

Artists Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot began working together in 2014 on a promotional film for Sarah's new ‘Plasma Vista’ business concept - a platform for episodical image-based art showcasing designed products, furnishings and clothing. Everything featured in the film would be available to buy on ‘Plasma Vista’. Plans to complete the film within two months fell away and after two years carefully discussing and developing, the project morphed from a necessary investment task into an expressive vehicle for working together as artists. The film intuitively responded to this disobedient breakdown that rejected the commercial brief, instead moulding itself around ideas that explored utility, economics, production, creativity and aesthetics. The original concept had eaten itself, pushed back, self-rendered dysfunctional and reformed into an independent experimental piece of moving image.

Tenderflix is an international experimental film and video competition organised by Tenderpixel. In its 9th year in 2016 we received over 350 submissions for the theme, Better Living. Originally related to the design field, this notion genuinely echoes a wider strive to imagine better structures for building all aspects of our lives – most importantly in terms of aesthetics, economics and social relations.

The shortlisted 11 films were screened on 25 November 2016 in front of over 120 people at The Horse Hospital in London, where the winner of the competition was announced and given the £1000 cash prize. 

Shortlisted Films

Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot, Plasma Vista
Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, A Mountain Close Up is Only Rock
Dagmar Schürrer, I Want To Be Like You
Alyona Larionova, Across Lips
Lidija Kononenko, Intimacy in Four Acts: A Conversation with a Friend
Evy Jokhova, A House for a Mouse
Jeremy Hutchison, i-
Natalia Skobeeva, Lewis Carroll Meets Godzilla
Emma Critchley & Gail Jenkinson, Unfold
Gary Zhexi Zhang, lacoste1
The School of the Event Horizon (Steven Ounanian, Kate Pickering, Emily Rosamond), Triple Bottom Line


Josephine Curtis, executive producer of Liberation Films
Etan Ilfeld, founder of Tenderpixel Gallery
Lawrence Lek, artist and winner of the 2015 Tenderflix Prize

The Tenderflix Prize is generously supported by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

* Hal Foster, ‘Real Fictions’, Artforum, April 2017




3.00 – 4.10pm, Screening Programme 
Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort

4.30 – 6.40pm, Talks
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4.30 – 5.00pm, Ellen Kenyon Peers, 'Ana Key is Imagining Utopian Futures: Can art be used as a tool for change in contemporary politics?’
5 – 5.30pm, Emily Rosamond, 'Distortions'
5.30 – 6pm, Simone Rowat, 'Forensic Aesthetics'
6.00 – 6.10pm, Guest Film Screening, Joey Holder, ‘Adcredo’ (2018)
6.10 – 7.00pm, Q&A 

7 – 9pm, Exhibition Opening
8 – 8.10pm, Performance, Paul Gaudet, 'A Glimpse Inside (Introducing Darren Reeves)', Performed by Darren Reeves (2018)
Exhibiting Artists, Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort


Conspiracy of the Real: Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate was developed by:
Paul Chapellier, Héloïse Delègue, Saskia Fischer, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, James Low, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Phillip Reeves, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort. Project supervision by: Kate Pickering and Sam Plagerson. Special thanks to Michael Newman and Borbála Soós. Produced in collaboration with Tenderpixel and the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College. 

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