Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize for the solo exhibition BRIDGIT / Stoneymollen Trail at Bergen Kunsthall.
Winning £25,000, the artist creates films shot entirely on iPhone – exploring issues surrounding sexuality, landscape, language, technology and time. Traversing a variety of personal and historical narratives, the two selected films were praised for an exploration of the lived experience as mediated through technology.
Featuring extracts from personal diaries, BRIDGIT (2016) explores queer identity in the 21st century, set against the backdrop of rural Scotland. Capturing many timely ideas, the piece speaks to a contemporary audience through both subject matter and medium. The artist has also been selected to represent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Prodger was chosen from a shortlist of four other politically-engaged practitioners, including Forensic Architecture, who work to reveal miscarriages of justice and global war crimes by analyzing media imagery, satellite footage and smartphone data. Naeem Mohaiemen explores the legacies of colonialism, whilst Luke Willis Thompson looks to class, racial and social inequality.
An exhibition of the four finalists runs until 9 January. Find out more here.
1. Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT.