Responding to Derek Jarman’s visual strategies and montage techniques Richards’s 8-minute video carves out a sensual and sonic space of representation. Radio at Night is an assemblage of distorting and looping audiovisual material, including industrial documentation, medical imaging, news broadcasts, and a specially composed soundtrack sung in C minor. (2015, video, 8 minutes)
Now viewable in the Mediatheque.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, and now based in Berlin, James Richards is an artist whose provocative and emotionally resonant work—which often draws on sources such as home movies, TV shows, esoteric Internet videos, and archival footage—has received international acclaim. He has exhibited his work at Tate Britain in London, Artists Space in New York, and the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu in Japan. Recently nominated for the 2014 Turner Prize for his video Rosebud (2013), Richards was awarded the 2012 Derek Jarman Prize for Film and Video and the ars viva Prize 2014/15.