The Brit Awards winners will receive not one but two statuettes this year, with stars encouraged to share with someone important to them as an ‘act of kindness’.
Artists Es Devlin and Yinka Ilori designed a two-part trophy, Ilori saying it was inspired by experiences of goodwill during the COVID-19[female[feminine lockouts for the past year.
the British the ceremony will take place on May 11 in front of an audience of 4000 people and will be the first major live music event indoors and in person for over a year as part of a government pilot project.
The winners will receive their double trophy – a larger multi-colored statuette, as well as a smaller metallic version – and “encouraged to present the second smaller trophy to someone else,” organizers said.
Devlin and Ilori follow in the footsteps of previous creators of British statuettes, including Tracey Emin, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir David Adjaye and Sir Anish Kapoor.
“Yinka and I thought the best prize we could get would be agency to award another one,” Devlin said.
“Each recipient is invited to present the second trophy to someone they deem worthy – it can be recognition – or it can be someone who does something unrelated to music.”
Ilori said: “The idea came from the experience of the lockdown, where your neighbor who you lived with for six years and never say hello suddenly gave you flowers, food, acts of kindness. I wanted to capture this.
“I would describe it as two artists from different disciplines, different inspirations, coming together to design a trophy based on the idea of giving something back – acts of kindness.”
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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 16:18:00