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Watch: Oliver Payne & Nick Relph

Bleak, gritty and laden with teenage angst

British artists Oliver Payne and Nick Relph manipulate a range of visual material to create films that meld contemporary culture and artist’s video, referencing documentary film, music video and surveillance footage. Their subject matter is often drawn from their antagonistic relationship to the social and physical architecture of London. Bleak, gritty and laden with teenage angst, their film is at the same time elegiac and wryly funny.

For 2007, Frieze Film presents four short film commissions from some of the most exciting and challenging international artists working today. Each film is premiered in the on-site auditorium and broadcast daily on Channel 4 during the week. This year, Frieze Film is curated by Neville Wakefield under the auspices of Frieze Projects, sponsored by BMW and supported by Channel 4 and Arts & Business.

Oliver Payne and Nick Relph are artists based in London. Recent solo exhibtions include: Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009); Serpentine Gallery, London (2005); Kunsthalle, Zurich and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (both 2005). Recent group exhibitions include: Yokohama Biennial (2008); 'Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now', Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 'The Artist and the Computer', Museum of Modern Art, New York and 'RAQ among the Ruins', MARRES Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht (all 2007); and Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2006).