16.07.2013

Ben Rivers awarded one of the first two Open commissions.

Artangel and BBC Radio 4 are delighted to announce that Katrina Palmer and Ben Rivers have been awarded the first two Open commissions.

Their proposals were chosen from over 1500 submissions by a panel including Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Radio 4’s Arts Commissioning Editor Tony Phillips, and artists Clio Barnard and Roger Hiorns.

Katrina Palmer’s new project will excavate an undisclosed place in England through writing and installation. An artist of exceptional promise, she is the author of The Dark Object, a series of connected stories about power relations in a fictional art school. Her Open project for Artangel and BBC Radio 4 will be her most ambitious to date.

In his films and installations, Ben Rivers dwells on subjects at the margins of society and builds poetic narratives that ebb and flow between documentary and fiction. His first feature-length film, Two Years At Sea, was presented at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011 and at the London Film Festival.

Measure worked with Ben on the On Overgrown Paths touring project in 2008-10. Click here for the project page.

Artangel and BBC Radio 4 are delighted to announce that Katrina Palmer and Ben Rivers have been awarded the first two Open commissions. Their proposals were chosen from over 1500 […]