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Prodger, Charlotte

Charlotte Prodger was born in Bournemouth in 1974. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (1997-2001) and a Masters in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art (2008-2010). She lives and works in Glasgow.


Prodger works with moving image, printed image, sculpture and writing. Her film Stoneymollan Trail is a compilation of scenes made since the late 1990s using old camcorder, HD and more recent iPhone footage.


Her film BRIDGIT (2016) addresses issues of queer identity and was shot using an iPhone, including scenes of Machrie Moor, Arran. The work is titled after the eponymous Neolithic deity whose name has had multiple iterations across different geographical locations and points in history. BRIDGIT was shot entirely on an iPhone, which Prodger approaches as a prosthesis or extension of the nervous system, intimately connected to time, social interaction and work. Body and device become extensions of each other, and the work becomes a unified meditation on shifting subjectivity.


In 2017 Prodger undertook the Berwick Artists' Moving Image Residency, where she developed LHB, a new single-screen work for cinema that premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017.

In 2018, Prodger won the Turner Prize for an exhibition of BRIDGIT and Stoneymollan Trail at Bergen Kunsthall in Norway.


Between May and November 2019 she was presented by Scotland + Venice at the Arsenale Docks as part of the 58th Venice Biennale. As part of the Collateral Events, Scotland + Venice commissioned Charlotte Prodger to create SaF05 (2019), a new single channel video work to be screened across seven cinemas and art centres in Scotland. The UK premiere was held at The Tower Digital Arts Centre in Argyll & Bute on 27 June 2019. The work shown is the last of a trilogy that began with Stoneymollan Trail (2015) followed by BRIDGIT (2016).


Prodger received the 2014 Margaret Tait Award and 2017 Paul Hamlyn Award.

She is represented by Hollybush Gardens and Koppe Astner.


References:

BRIDGIT video:

BRIDGIT can be viewed on-line by following this link:

https://lux.org.uk/work/bridgit