Tilly Shiner’s films are expanded portraiture, from simple pleasures to transcendent performances, human and non-human relationships, the bizarre, the overlooked and elevating the ordinary. These film and video works bear witness to both divisive historical moments as well as intimate reflections on life in contemporary Britain. A docu-fiction about the collision of Brexit and the ghost of Beethoven; a grimy portrait of life with teenage boys in the Essex marshes. The undercurrent of these works is a meditation on human-ness; life, death, music, dance, humour, horror, beauty and hope.
Tilly Shiner (b. 1989) lives and works in London, graduated from Central Saint Martins Fine Art in 2012, and has been nominated for the Jarman Award in 2018. Work has been presented in galleries, festivals, public and artist-led spaces.