Textile specialist Virginia Hodge has just joined the board of Trustees. Virginia is Creative Director of HodgeSellers, a leading textile design consultancy whose international clients include Azzedine Alaia, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Nina Ricci. Virginia is passionate about arts education and has a long association with London’s art universities, becoming a Visiting Professor for Fashion and Textiles at the University of the Arts London in 2008. For five years she was External Examiner for the MA Fashion/Textiles course at Central Saint Martin’s and prior to that she was External Examiner for the BA Textiles at Chelsea School of Art, she is currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. The Foundation is delighted to welcome her onto the board.
His film SENNA which won the award is a documentary about the ruthless, charismatic Formula One racing driver who died in a crash in 1994 at the age of 34, put together entirely from archive footage, supplemented by voiceover interviews with those who knew him.
Saying that, though, gives you no idea of the intensity and pace of this extraordinary piece of work by the director Asif Kapadia, who cut these 104 edge-of-the-seat minutes out of some 5,000 hours of footage with such skill that even those with no previous interest in motor racing will find it not only compelling but deeply moving.
Arts Foundation fellows Carol Morley and Asif Kapadia make up two of the four nominees put forward in the documentary category this year.
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Two New Media Art winners from the Arts Foundation fellowships Thomson & Craighead (New Media Art 2005) and Erika Tan (Digital Art 1998) were shortlisted for the Samsung Digital Art Prize.
The Foundation is delighted to welcome Amanda Levete as Arts Foundation trustee in January 2012. "Her broad experience in the area of design will be a great asset to the Foundation' commented Chair William Sieghart.
Northumbrian poet Katrina Porteous (2003 award winner) and composer and synthesizer pioneer Peter Zinovieff have created an innovative new work for BBC Radio 3, inspired by the three thousand year old Uffington chalk figure that leaps across the Oxfordshire landscape. Scored for two voices and two computers, 'Horse' mixes the sound of a Cornish chain ferry with human voices, to conjure echoes of the Cretaceous sea, the dragon beneath it, and recollections from our deepest past. Originally broadcast in November you can download it from the Free Thinking website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0144txn