Artists Jessica Faiss and Rollin Leonard Win Moving Image Award From London Fair


The Moving Image art fair announced that Jessica Faiss and Rollin Leonard had received the Moving Image Award at the video-focused fair’s latest outing in London, which opened Thursday and continues through Sunday. Faiss’s “Solitude” (2012) and Leonard’s “360º / 18 Lilia” (2013) will be acquired by the 53 Art Museum in Guangzhou, whose curator James Hu selected the winning works.

Faiss, a Switzerland-born, Sweden-based artist, is represented by Stockholm’s Galleri Flach, while Leonard, a resident of Portland, Maine, shows with Brooklyn’s Transfer Gallery, where his solo show “Trunks, Stems & Heads” is currently on view. The two winning works are formally very different — Faiss’s video shows a gradual movement from interior to exterior in a deserted Nordic landscape, while Leonard’s piece is a kind of deconstructed portrait made up of 360 photographs — showcasing the rich variety of moving image artworks featured at the fair.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: Still from Rollin Leonard, “360º / 18 Lilia,” courtesy the artist and Transfer Gallery. Via Moving Image/Facebook.)