By Tim Masters
Arts amd entertainment correspondent, BBC News
Visitors to this year’s Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.
The show, unveiled at Tate Britain on Monday, features several film works – and slide shows projected onto walls.
This year’s artist nominees are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell.
Between them, they employ audio, video, craft and design – but there is no use of traditional painting or sculpture.
Richards’ film Rosebud 2013 – the first work that greets visitors to the show – features erotic images from a book found in a Tokyo library which have had the explicit detail scratched out by censors using sandpaper.
These are juxtaposed with images of sensory tenderness such a flower brushing on bare skin.
The winner, who will receive £25,000, will be announced on Channel 4 by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on 1 December.
‘Mobility of art’
The artists – three of whom are alumni of Glasgow School of Art – were all nominated for work that has been seen in London, Lyon, Venice and Brussels.
Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis, who chairs the jury, said: “This reflects the mobility of art today, while the prominence of film, performance, and participation reveals an interest in work that adapts according to changing surroundings.”