Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry have been awarded the 2012 Moving Image Commission.
Their new piece will depict the Great North Run from the perspective of an extraterrestrial society who, contrary to the runners taking part in the event, are a race of static and solid objects; a race of sentient architectures, structures and materials. Exploring the physical, material and chemical make-up of the event and its participants, the film will show the world’s largest half-marathon in a new light.
Kihlberg and Henry's work deals with how the documentary constructs and negotiates the narrated image. Working with a range of media such as video, performance, drawing, events and publications they explore relationships between constructs of time, history and fiction, and their relationship to the viewer in time and space.
Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry have been collaborating since 2004. They live and work in London and are represented by Danielle Arnaud.