Olde Wolbers wins Beck’s Futures

Saskia Olde Wolbers has won the Beck’s Futures Prize 2004, which was awarded last Tuesday evening at the Institute for Contemporary Arts.

The Dutch-born video artist, who is now based in London, won the top prize, worth £24 000, for her video installation entitled Interloper (pictured right).

The story centres around the true life of a Frenchman who was a sufferer of Pseudologica Fantastica Syndrome. As a result, he pretended he was a doctor for the World Health Organisation for 18 years.

According to Wolbers, the syndrome, which causes delusions of grandeur, typically afflicts politicians and war veterans.

The remaining nine shortlisted artists were each awarded £4000.

Latest articles