A filmmaker whose work seeks to develop narratives with different groups, Seth Pimlott explores marginal identities and ideas around altered states of consciousness. He often devises workshops, leading projects around what he terms ‘a kind of imaginative play’. This approach allows individuals to open up about themselves and their experiences in ways they may not in more conventional settings. An eye for the theatricality of everyday life connects Pimlott’s practice with that of Pete Lloyd Lewis’, the artist which the award commemorates.
The studio award will enable Pimlott to maintain artistic momentum following the completion of his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in June 2016. Crucially it also provides an opportunity to work alongside Chisenhale Studios’ vibrant community of artists, as well as take his work to a new public audience. Pimlott intends to continue developing projects with small communities, using his studio as a base for exploring these relationships and for creating his sculpture/sets. We very much look forward to working with Pimlott and taking part in the screenings, talks and workshops he plans to organise here.