Mobile Movies – Turner Prize Won by Charlotte Prodger with her iPhone

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In April this year we published news that Charlotte Prodger’s iPhone film had been added to the shortlist for the Turner Prize. Today, we are delighted to note that it has now gone on to win the Turner Prize and with it £25,000.

Prodger was born in Bournemouth, UK in 1974. She studied at Goldsmiths, London and The Glasgow School of Art.

Moving image has been at the core of Prodger’s work for two decades. Its ever-evolving formats are inextricably bound to the autobiographical content of her work. She has mined the material properties of numerous moving image formats, not just because they inherently get replaced over time, but because she is fascinated by their formal parameters and socio-political histories; the sticky relationship between form and content. Prodger’s recent videos set up complex tensions between the body, landscape, identity and time.

BRIDGIT 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 Prodger’s iPhone, which she 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.

Stoneymollan Trail is named after an ancient coffin road on the west coast of Scotland. A non-linear miscellany of visual material from her personal archive (shot between 1999 and 2015), it traces a history of recent video formats as well as the artist’s personal history. Much of Prodger’s work looks at what happens to speech and the self for which it is a conduit – as it metamorphoses via time, space and technological systems. For voiceovers she frequently asks friends to read out her own diaristic content, while she inhabits other subjectivities by re-speaking the words of people living and dead: friends, anonymous YouTube users and historical figures of influence. The material perpetually shifts around, but is locally grounded in its means of production – based in queerness, communality, technology, language and loss.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 25 November 2018

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“I knew how tight everything was, especially the loss of twenty minutes and I asked the Queen if she would remove the tiara. (I used the word ‘crown’, which was a faux pas). I suggested that a less dressy look might be better. And she said ‘Less dressy!’ What do you think this is?”. A quote from a book that I have been carrying around all week, sent to me personally by my dear colleague at the publishers, Phaidon. ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’ is a revised and updated edition of the original book of 2008 and I just adore it. It offers more than a glimpse behind the scenes of some of her most famous photographs but also unites technical brilliance with her unerring hard work ethics. I’ve moved from room to room, office to office, tube to tube, pavement to road and this book I have carried with me. Falling in love with Leibovitz has everything to do with the power of her photographs, her words and the tension then the tingling when milk comes and the relief as its devoured fervently.  Sometimes I get so attached to a work of art, whether it be a book, a poem, a picture that I take it with me, like a lover, something that feeds my soul. You’ll feel this too whilst viewing this weeks’ Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase. Each work feels equally succinct, isolating the moments when new perceptions meet old memories, producing a sudden understanding of what we see in our world. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

jon jon, Luison, Kat McClelland, Kerry Mitchell, Will Reyes, Louis Chibbaro, Jun Yamaguchi, Poetic Medium, columnsovsleep, Tomaso Belloni, woltarise, Milly M, Eduardo Llerandi, Candice Railton, Vadiim Demjianov, Lindy Ginn, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Linda Hollier, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, p.a. hamel, Karen Axelrad, Susan Detroy/Jo Sullivan, Jennifer A Thomas, Gina Costa, Rob Pearson-Wright, Joanne Carter, Pier Luigi Dodi, Emmanuel Tuts-Schie….

Music this week is ‘Carol Of The Bells’ ©Angels of Venice

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (937) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and thirty seven of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @girl_lotus – Angelique Manchanda-Peres with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 18 November 2018

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I believe there’s now a universal dilemma we suffer, that feels like a personal problem. We all have so many friends, just look on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, they’re all there but yet so many of us wander ‘lonely as a cloud’ and feel disconnected from our species. I believe it’s important not to collect friends, like trophies but truly value the ones that enhance our lives, bring smiles to our faces and warmth to our hearts. We know that none of our relationships are fixed in perpetuity, letting people go, is as important as keeping them close. But when they leave us, as their lives end, it’s hard to keep the door ajar, so those we once cherished can walk back in. One dear friend, who has passed, used to phone me several times a week, the phone is not my first means of communication. I can’t hear well so it’s not without it’s issues but it was the best way for her to communicate, so I perserved and found using my bluetooth headphones and digital aids, connected to my phone, a great solution. Now she’s gone and I really want to talk to her and I can’t, I really want and need to talk to someone…, not too close… and this is a very modern day problem. So many of my friends communicate with their art, their self-expression is clearly evident in this weeks mobile photography and art showcase and I love them all for it. The answer to this universal dilemma lies in not blaming others, or the advent of technology but in taking action. The joy of the cadence of a friend’s speech and the excitement of a conversation about something unanticipated is something to be relished albeit deeply desired.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Lydia Cassatt, Candice Railton, Enio Godoy, Clare Pickett, Maarten Oorwijn, Catherine Caddigan, aka Tman, Lorenka Campos, Sheldon Serkin, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Poetic Medium, Deborah McMillion, Barbara Nebel, Julia Nathanson, Tomaso Belloni, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Kate Zari Roberts, jilllian2 – JIll Lian, p.a. hamel, Susan Rennie, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Catherine Caddigan, Fleur Schim, Fiona Christian, Jo Sullivan, Ile Mont, woltarise.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (933) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and thirty three of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @lilaschwitter – Liliana Schwitter with this image, entitled ‘Black Friday Sale’.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography Training – ‘The Traveler’s Guide to iPhone Photography’

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I am delighted to promote this brand new course by our friend and regular contributor, Austin Mann. We have featured Mann’s work extensively throughout TheAppWhisperer over the years. He’s a highly accomplished mobile photographer and I can confidently vouch for this new course. It’s designed to ‘unleash your creativity’ and anything that does that, is a huge bonus, in our books.

To find out more or to take this course, please follow this link

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OlloClip announces new Pro and Intro lenses for mobile devices

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OlloClip, the company behind some of the best known add-on lenses for mobile devices, has introduced two new collections aimed at either ends of the market. Add-on lenses are conversion lenses that alter the focal length of the lens on your mobile device and are a convenient way of expanding  functionality. A new Multi-Device clip aimed … Read moreOlloClip announces new Pro and Intro lenses for mobile devices

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (926) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and twenty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @raulbar – Raul Barrios with this image, entitled ‘Commuting’ .

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (925) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and twenty five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @auhost – Val Peter  with this image, entitled ‘Red Wall Walk’ .

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Bonobo Stone from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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We are delighted to bring you the fifteenth in our brand new Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me series of interviews at TheAppWhispererWithin this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our fifteenth interview is with Bonobo Stone from Canada, enjoy!

In this interview, Stone cites work by: Robin Cohen, Jack Barnosky, Meikel A Church, Roger Guetta, Helen Breznik, Eleni Gemeni, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Patricia Januszkiewicz and Kristie Benoit.

To read others in this series please go here.

(foreword by Joanne Carter)

“Before I start, I would like to express profound thanks to Joanne for the opportunity to give a nod of appreciation to the artists who continue to influence me”  

 

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