Charlotte Prodger’s ‘Made on iPhone’ movie just won the Turner Prize
A film shot entirely on an iPhone has won the internationally prestigious Turner Prize.
Made on iPhone
Charlotte Prodger was awarded the £25,000 UK art prize for her movie, which consists of a series of short clips shot entirely on an iPhone over the course of a year.
The movie is a supremely evocative reflection on the personal experience of the artist, a unique and interesting reflection.
— Turner Contemporary (@TCMargate) December 4, 2018
You’ll find a whole series of sometimes non-intuitive moments in this beautiful film.
Watch a huge collection of movies made on an iPhone here.
The film explores a wide range of personal issues, class, sexuality, gender and more, and all narrated by the artist.
Congratulations to Charlotte Prodger, winner of Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize. A first for a film shot on iPhone, and another milestone in the democratization of photography and filmmaking. https://t.co/zlQbelQIPb
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 5, 2018
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, praised the win in a Tweet, calling this, “a first for a film shot on iPhone, and another milestone in the democratization of photography and filmmaking.
You can watch a short clip from the whole movie here:
What the Arts Council said
The Arts Council writes:
“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 (2016), 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.”