We’re delighted to announce the winner of the 2013 Great North Run Moving Image Commission.
The selection panel had a difficult choice to make between the four artists shortlisted this year – Margaret Salmon, Cecilia Stenbom, Melanie Manchot and Phil Coy.
But after much deliberation they could only choose one artist to commission, and the winner is…
“Working on the Great North Run Moving Image Commission will be an exciting opportunity to engage with the themes of individual motivation and the power of collective experiences by working with a specific Newcastle/Gateshead community - a team of young parkour runners. The commission allows me to further develop ideas on how a camera can operate as a tool to articulate people’s complex experiences of public spaces and architecture.“ Melanie Manchot
Find out more about Melanie’s work at www.melaniemanchot.net.
“We had a particularly strong shortlist this year but Melanie Manchot was a clear choice. Her proposal to work with parkour runners on the route of the Bupa Great North Run, showing people moving along and interacting with this well-trodden course in an entirely new way, inspired the selection panel. Melanie’s work is visually striking, carefully and quietly observing participants, and we’re looking forward to working with her over the coming year.” Beth Bate, Director, Great North Run Culture
About the Moving Image Commission
Every year we award an artist or film-maker £30,000 to create a new moving image work in response to the world's largest half-marathon. The work is then presented as part of the following year's programme with an extract screened on the BBC as part of their live coverage of the Bupa Great North Run.
The winners of our 2012 Moving Image Commission were Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry who are currently making The Order of Things, to be shown at NewBridge Space in Newcastle in September.