As the names of the Turner prize finalists are announced, their work has gone on display in London. This year features a strong emphasis on video and projections.
The only non-film maker is Canadian-born Ciara Phillips whose colourful handmade screenprints fill the walls, forming a striking contrast to the rest of the exhibition.
One of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art awards, the Turner Prize is known for courting controversy and challenging people’s perceptions of art. This year’s finalists are no exception to the rule.
“They’re obscure artists and they’re not artists that we’re normally familiar with, so in that respect it’s really exciting. In terms of the materials that they use, there’s one which is more traditional in that we expect to see pictures on the wall when we go to a gallery. But the others, they’re still pictures on a wall but they’re moving, there’s a lot of video and that’s what’s different this year,” says art critic Estelle Lovatt.