Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

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First Kiss (after Edison), 2020
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle 260 luster paper
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 25

© Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / DACS 2020.

Iain Forsyth (born Manchester, UK, 1973) and Jane Pollard (born Newcastle, UK, 1972) are artists and BAFTA nominated directors working across film, installation, performance, sound, documentary and TV drama. Working collaboratively since meeting at Goldsmiths in the mid-nineties, their work has been exhibited around the world and is collected by museums and institutions including Tate at the Government Art Collection.

Their debut feature film, ’20,000 Days on Earth’, won two awards at Sundance and nominations from BAFTA and the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2015 Iain & Jane received the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director from the British Independent Film Awards.

In 1997, Iain & Jane were selected for ‘New Contemporaries’ the longest running and most highly regarded survey of contemporary art emerging from the UK’s art schools. They were nominated for the Samsung Art+ Prize in 2012 and the Jarman Award in 2014. A major retrospective of their work was presented at the South London Gallery in 2011. Art commissions include BBC Radio, the Great North Run, BFI Gallery and the City of Toronto, who commissioned their first major outdoor public work in 2011.

Iain & Jane are currently resident at Somerset House Studios, enjoying a close relationship to the London Landmark since the UK premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth was hosted at Somerset House as part of Film4 Summer Screen. In 2016 they made ‘Requiem for 114 Radios’ for the ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ exhibition, and participated in the major Somerset House exhibition ’24/7’ in October 2019.