Janice Kerbel (b. 1969) lives and works in London. Janice's works encompass print, text, audio and more recently light to explore forms that both promise and withhold the realisation of subsequent states. Taking the form of plans, scripts, announcements and recordings (amongst other forms), her work attempts to imagine a space between rationality and imagination, abstraction and representation. In 2006, Janice wrote Nick Silver Can't Sleep, a radio play for insomniacs produced by Artangel Interaction and broadcast on Radio 3. More recently, she completed Kill the Workers (2010), a play that takes its cue from dramatic narrative but is executed solely by means of theatrical lighting. Janice is currently completing Ballgame (2009-11), a play-by-play announcement of a mathematically average baseball game, performed by a single voice in the tradition of the radio broadcast. Ballgame will exist in the form of an audio recording, live performance and print. Janice has had recent solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlrhue; Art Now at Tate Britain, London; Greengrassi, London; and Presentation House, Vancouver.
Janice Kerbel | This award will have an immeasurable effect on my work; its practical and symbolic support will make it possible for me to take greater risks and experiment more freely. It comes at an important time for me – I would like to thank the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for the huge opportunities it affords.