Duncan Campbell, James Richards, Ciara Phillips and Tris Vonna-Michell are on the shortlist for the prestigious and provocative contemporary art prize.
James Richards pieces together apparently unrelated clips from a wide variety of sources – including YouTube, VHS tapes from charity shops, other artists’ films and footage he has shot himself.
In one video, the Cardiff-born artist spliced together a clip of Heather Langenkamp in Nightmare on Elm Street with a girl drawing an eye in an instructional video and footage of space, all of which shared the same zoom speed. He has been shortlisted for a 13-minute black-and-white video that was part of a group show at the Venice Biennale.
The Turner Prize citation said he created “poetic meditations on the pleasure, sensuality and the voyeurism that is within the act of looking”.