Filmed during the span of a year, her award-winning work explores themes of class, gender, sexuality and neolithic goddesses. All the while, Prodger's deeply personal voiceover recalls her coming out in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in the early '90s and people being unable to tell whether she is a boy or girl. "It ends up being so unexpectedly expansive. This is not what we expect from video clips shot on iPhones," said Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain, who chaired the judging panel.
The Turner Prize is as renowned for its divisive and controversial nature as its cultural standing. Previous nominees have included an interactive computer simulation of Osama Bin Laden's hideout and Tracy Emin's infamous unmade bed, which lost out to Steve McQueen's collection of film pieces and visual installations in 1999.
In the past, Apple's smartphones have been used by filmmakers to shoot feature films, most notably Sean Baker's Sundance hit, Tangerine, and Steven Soderbergh's paranoid thriller, Unsane, starring Claire Foy from Netflix's The Crown.
Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT, 2016 - excerpt from Film London on Vimeo.