Thursday, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize shortlist features ‘silent filmed portrait’ and iPhone work.

An artist who made a “filmed portrait” of a woman who live-streamed the immediate aftermath of her boyfriend’s death in a police shooting has been shortlisted for the Turner Prize.

Four names are in the running for the famous contemporary art prize.

They include Luke Willis Thompson, 30, who made a black and white, silent 35mm portrait of Diamond Reynolds.

In 2016, Reynolds broadcast live, on Facebook, the moments immediately after the fatal shooting of her partner, Philando Castile, by a police officer during a traffic stop in the US.

Willis Thompson’s work is described as a “deeply affecting study of grief” which “addresses representations of race and police violence”.

By Sherna Noah.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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