AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST COMMISSION OF CONTEMPORARY MOVING IMAGE ART
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and ACMI present THE IAN POTTER MOVING IMAGE COMMISSION
The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission is Australia’s most significant long term commissioning program of new contemporary moving image art by Australian artists. A joint initiative of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), this biennial award represents a ten-year commitment to the art form.
The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission enables a mid-career artist to produce an ambitious new work which demonstrates a major development or shift in their practice. Projects must have a gallery-based outcome.
Through the partners, the commission provides two levels of support to the successful artist: they receive $100,000 from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, as well as highly specialised curatorial, production and presentation expertise provided by ACMI.
In addition to developing the artist’s professional practice the commission aims to cultivate a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary moving image practice for Australian audiences.
THE IAN POTTER MOVING IMAGE COMMISSION 2012
Applications to the inaugural commission attracted a wide range and high standard of submissions, a reflection of the vitality, diversity and strength of Australian moving image culture
The winner of the inaugural Ian Potter Moving Image Commission was announced on Tuesday 18 December 2012. It was awarded Angelica Mesiti* for a work entitled The Calling which focuses on whistling languages, ancient forms of non-verbal communication which are still used today to communicate in isolated and difficult landscapes. Angelica’s work, which she proposes to shoot in three communities in Greece, Turkey and the Canary Islands, was described by the judging panel as “sophisticated and compelling”.
The work will be completed over the next 12 months and unveiled at ACMI in February 2014. To read more about the judging process and the winning artist and her proposal, please refer to the press release.
*Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery