Charlotte Prodger, "BRIDGIT," 2016 (still)

Video Screening: Charlotte Prodger—BRIDGIT

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00pm

“BRIDGIT” (2016) by Charlotte Prodger is the sixth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS, from Tuesday, November 10 through Sunday, November 22, 2020. The Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm.

Stream the video “BRIDGIT” online from Tuesday, November 10 through Sunday, November 22, 2020 on the A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS exhibition website.

Narrative fragments sourced from personal emails, anecdotes, and found text provide the starting point for much of Charlotte Prodger’s work, which encompasses sculpture, moving image, sound and performance. “BRIDGIT,” a 32 minute film that brings together a range of short clips filmed on the artist’s iPhone over a period of a year, offers a complex meditation on the relationship between place, time, and identity. Prodger’s footage—much of it near-static—includes shots of her home, the view through train windows and the observation deck of a ship, and the Aberdeenshire countryside. The length of each clip—just under four minutes long—was determined by the device’s limited storage. Prodger’s diverse footage is overlaid with a spoken narration, which consists of the artist’s personal reflections on subjects including a recent medical procedure; quotes from theorists and writers on the subject of technology and identity; and information about the Neolithic deity that gives the piece its name. Prodger was awarded the Turner Prize in 2018, and “BRIDGIT” was exhibited at the Tate Britain as part of its Turner Prize exhibition.

Read more about “BRIDGIT” by Charlotte Prodger on the A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS exhibition website.

Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT, 2016 - excerpt from Film London on Vimeo.

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Top image:
Charlotte Prodger
BRIDGIT, 2016 (still)
Single Channel HD Video with sound
Duration: 32'00''
Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London.