Phillip Warnell

Filmmaker, United Kingdom

Phillip Warnell is an artist-filmmaker and writer from London. He produces cinematic and art works exploring a range of philosophical, poetic and sensorial thematics: ideas on human-animal relations, screen-politics, the presence of those with extraordinary attributes and poetics of bodily and life-world circumstances. His most recent three film works have been made in collaboration with philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy and he currently has a project in development with writer and poet Jean-Christophe Bailly.
His films are often performative, establishing elements for a film shoot as (part) event, resulting in an interplay between scripted, documented and (sometimes) precarious filming circumstances. His film Ming of Harlem (2014), won the Prix Georges de Beauregard at FID Marseille film festival in 2014 and the Universities Culturgest Prize at Indie Lisboa in 2015. His most recent film, The Flying Proletarian (2017) is a sensory film composed of ideas on the figure, the open and the land.

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During his stay at Camargo, Phillip Warnell has worked on two projects : Apprenticeship of a Criminal and The Flying Proletarian.
The Flying Proletarian is the third film collaboration between filmmaker Phillip Warnell and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. It explores ideas on the land, the stranger and the open, with a surge of space-race animality. A multi-sensory account of lavender distillation, it suggests the integration of an historical character within the flora and fauna infused life-world of La Drôme.

Phillip Warnell was in residence at Camargo from June 27 to July 12, 2016, in partnership with the FIDLab.