Winner of the Jules Wright prize 2016

Lucy Harris is a broadcast Avid, Final Cut Pro and Premier offline editor. She specialises in working with visual artists, experimental and independent documentary filmmakers, and arts organisations.

Her own work as an artist filmmaker informs her professional editing. She’s sensitive to the multi-disciplinary nature of artists’ film and video and the different perspectives that alternative screening environments offer. She enjoys developing the long-term working relationships necessary for artist-focussed work.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to artists’ film she was awarded the Jules Wright Prize 2016.

“Lucy is a highly regarded editor who has an extensive knowledge of artists’ moving image work, both historical and contemporary, bringing an intellectual overview to her work. She has a facility for sharing her extensive knowledge of different editing platforms and approaches and as an artist herself has a profound understanding of the artistic process that enables her to be particularly supportive and insightful.  Her intelligent, collaborative and sensitive approach has positively contributed to both the rhythmic qualities and the conceptual structure of a diverse range of artists’ works.”
Film London, 2016

Recent projects include Vivian’s Garden by Rosalind Nashashibi, which was nominated for the Turner Prize 2017, NADA: Act 3 The Exhibition by Jasmina Cibic and Heated Gloves by William English.

She also works as a Visiting Lecturer at the London Film School and Kingston University.

Selected editing credits

2017
NADA: ACT 3 THE EXHIBITION, Jasmina Cibic
Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, GermanyVIVIAN’S GARDEN, Rosalind Nashashibi
Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, Turner Prize 2017

2016
PROJECTION, Bridget Smith (multi screen video installation)
The Eye needs a horizon, Frith Street Gallery

A WOMAN RETURNS FROM A JOURNEY, Ruth Novacek

2015
HEATED GLOVES, William English (artist feature film)
Official selection: LFF Experimenta 2015, Rotterdam Film Festival 2016, Oslo FF 2016

ELECTRIC GAZA, Rosalind Nashashibi
IMW Contemporary, Commissioned by the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum

POINTS OF DEPARTURE, Alia Syed
Tate Modern London; Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow

RELATIVITY, Bridget Smith
Commission for Thirteen Ways and The Space in partnership with Forward Arts Foundation and BBC

2014
I AM A SPY, Sarah Wood
Rotterdam Film Festival 2014

2013
PANOPTICON LETTERS, MISSIVE I, Alia Syed (video installation)
Exhibited: 5th Moscow Biennale, Talwar Gallery New York, Pump House Gallery London

THREE MINUTE WARNING, Sarah Wood
Commissioned by Jacqui Davies for FACT for Channel 4’s Random Acts series

THE NEW WORLD, Ruth Novaczek
Official selection: LFF Experimenta 2013

SOME DAY I’LL FIND YOU, Barney Snow
Open City Documentary Film Festival 2013

2012
WE MUST LIVE! Bridget Smith
Frith Street Gallery, London

LOVELY YOUNG PEOPLE (BEAUTIFUL SUPPLE BODIES), Rosalind Nashashibi
Commissioned by Scottish Ballet and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012

2011
TO THE RIVER, Sophy Rickett
Exhibited: Artsway’s New Forest Pavilion 54th Venice Biennale, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol

2010
FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, Sarah Wood
Commissioned by Animate/C4 Nominated for Tiger Award, IFFR 2010

JACK STRAW’S CASTLE, Rosalind Nashashibi
Commissioned by ICA, London, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway 2010

IMAGINARY TIME, METEORITE IN GIARDINO 3, Elisa Sighicelli
Commissioned by Fondazione Merz, performed at the Planetarium, Turin

HARRIER JAGUAR, Roz Mortimer
Tate Media, London

THE ART OF SEEING NATURE, Anabelle Marshal
Tate Media, London

2009
THE PARTY IS OVER, Elisa Sighicelli
Italian Pavillion, 53rd Venice Biennale

EXMOOR NATIONAL DRESS, Karen Guthrie
Commissioned by TriParks & Aune Haed Arts

WHISPERING IN THE LEAVES, Chris Watson
Tate Media/Forma Arts and Media

2008
KILLING TIME, Bridget Smith
Exhibited: Peer Gallery, London, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

MODEL 280, Sarah Dobai

UNDERGROUND, Melani Poole

2007
DANCE BOUND, Elisa Sighicelli (video installation)
Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

INVISIBLE, Roz Mortimer (artist feature)
Wonderdog Productions. Birds Eye View Film Festival, ICA London; Ann Arbour Film Festival, USA; Dokumentarkino, Oslo, Norway; Britspotting, British Film Festival, Germany; Dochouse at Barbican Cinema London

PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN, William Hunt

2006
THE RIVER SUITE, Elisa Sighicelli
Gagosian Gallery, London

PHI, Elisa Sighicelli
Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan

2005
TALES FROM THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, Roz Mortimer
Wonderdog Productions. Commissioned by Channel 4

MONITORING SPACE, Bridget Smith
Frith Street Gallery

BAUDELAIRE, Elisa Sighicelli
Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Siena

THIS DANCING THING, Harriet Pacaud
Dance United

Testimonials

“Lucy is one of only two people that I will call on with pre-planning or at an impasse, who can see through the mess and find clarity, rhythm and definition.”
Rosalind Nashashibi, 2016

“She manages a fine balance between technical aplomb and curatorial care. Working with Lucy is like working with my ideal viewer. It’s a safe assumption that it’s like this for everyone who works with her. She cues into intent and possibility. She uses her own rigorous approach to film to analyse and enable. She teases out individual style with an empathy and intelligence that is rare in the film and art world.” Sarah Wood, 2016

“What is invaluable to me as an artist is that I know that Lucy brings an absolute honesty and commitment to the project, she is acutely perceptive, thorough, caring and allows for a wonderfully breathable collaborative process. She engenders a calm atmosphere to work in and has a thoughtful intelligence that comes from being steeped in films and filmmaking. She not only brings her skills as an editor to the projects but also the eye of an artist filmmaker and that for me is where it works so beautifully.”
Bridget Smith, 2016