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
ink is a beautiful new artist book, featuring full-colour images of the prize-winning sculptural work 'ink' by ~in the fields, and specially written texts by Ken Cockburn, including circle poems, ‘Reflections on the writing of marginalia’, and a hidden alphabet offering twenty-six imaginary shades of blue.
~ in the fields are artists Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger. In 2010 they won the Berlin University of the Arts Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science for their sculptural work ink. Their visual art practice draws on archival material, environmental topics and ephemeral artefacts, such as lost forms of cinema. For more information or to get a copy of the book go to or email email@example.com