SUPERLUX opportunity: Bursary places at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

As part of Glasgow Film Festival 2017 (GFF17), LUX Scotland will present a series of screenings as part of the festival’s visual arts strand, Crossing the Line, a SUPERLUX Masterclass with artist Anja Kirschner, and a two-day intensive SUPERLUX Workshop, Page to Picture! Screenwriting for Artists, also with Anja Kirschner.

Highlights of the Crossing the Line programme during the festival include the Scottish premiere of Moderation (2016), Anja Kirschner’s new feature film and a screening of Nikos Nikolaidis’ dramatic experimental film, Morning Patrol (1987). Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with artist Anja Kirschner, LUX Scotland Director, Nicole Yip, and actress Michele Valley, who features in both titles.

We are pleased to offer two bursary places to SUPERLUX members based outside of Glasgow to attend GFF17 and take part in the SUPERLUX Workshop, Page to Picture! Screenwriting for Artists, on 24 – 25 February. The bursary will cover 2 nights’ accommodation in Glasgow city centre (23 & 24 February), travel expenses, a place on the workshop and four complimentary tickets to standard priced film festival screenings.

Following the festival, bursary recipients are required to produce a short response reflecting on their experience to be published on the SUPERLUX website.

To apply for this bursary opportunity, simply fill out the form on the SUPERLUX website, explaining why you are interested in attending the workshop and how this will benefit your current research and practice in 150 words or less. The deadline for applications is 10am on 7 February 2017. We will inform the successful bursary holders by 8 February 2017.

Still:  Nikos Nikolaidis, Morning Patrol (1987) Courtesy Nikos Nikolaidis

Events / Learning
SUPERLUX Workshop: Page to Picture! Screenwriting for Artists at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Thursday 24 Feb – Friday 25th Feb 2017, 11am–5pm
Seminar Room, Glasgow School of Art, Reid Building
Free for SUPERLUX members, ticketed via Eventbrite

Anja Kirschner will introduce approaches to screenwriting outside of conventional formats and how to tailor them for your own moving image projects. The focus will be on expanded narrative structures, adaptation and appropriation, using examples from her own work as well as that of other artists, directors and writers, including Yvonne Rainer, Emily Wardill, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alain Robbe-Grillet and Kathy Acker.

This practical and theoretical workshop is designed for artists working with the moving image and experimental filmmakers who want to develop screenwriting as an integral part of their practice.

Presented by LUX Scotland as part of the programme for SUPERLUX, LUX Scotland’s membership scheme. SUPERLUX is free and easy to join, simply sign up now to become a member.

Image: courtesy Anja Kirschner

Events / Learning
SUPERLUX Masterclass with Anja Kirschner at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 6.30–8.30pm
CCA Clubroom, CCA Glasgow
Free for SUPERLUX members, ticketed via Eventbrite

Drawing on her new feature film Moderation (2016), Anja Kirschner will give an insider’s account of the different stages of making an artists’ film, from inception through to development, realisation and distribution. She will focus on her research into horror cinema from cold-war Europe, Infitah-era Egypt and Metapolitefsi Greece, which refused to naturalistically represent lived experience or to sublimate it by recourse to the irrational.

Image courtesy Anja Kirschner

Events / News
Book Launch: ‘Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait – Poetry, Portraits, Sound and Place’ at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Thursday 16 February, 8.15pm
CCA Clubroom, Glasgow
Free, but ticketed via Eventbrite

Sarah Neely and Gerda Stevenson on Margaret Tait, chaired by Mitch Miller

Orcadian poet and filmmaker, Margaret Tait (1918–99) was one of Britain’s most unique and individual filmmakers and most under-appreciated poets. Her influences ranged from Federico García Lorca to Emily Dickinson, Morton Feldman and the films of the Italian Neo-Realists. In her new book, Sarah Neely (Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling) reappraises Tait’s poetry and portraits, her sounds and vital place in both Scottish letters and cinematic history.

To celebrate the launch of this publication, Neely will be in conversation with actor/writer/director Gerda Stevenson, who played the character Greta in Tait’s only feature film, Blue Black Permanent (1992). The event will be chaired by Mitch Miller, editor of The Drouth, who has also written on Tait’s films and poetry.

Presented in partnership Glasgow Film Festival.

Image: Margaret Tait on set of Blue Black Permanent, courtesy of Orkney Library and Archive.

Events / News
Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative 50th Anniversary, Talk & Book Launch 

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Monday 23 January, 6.30pm
CCA Cinema, Glasgow
Tickets free, via Eventbrite

LUX Scotland celebrates the launch of the LUX publication Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative 1966-76 with an illustrated talk by Mark Webber.

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative – LUX’s historical predecessor – this new book explores the formative years of the organisation by bringing together texts, interviews, images and a large number of archival documents

Initially founded in October 1966 as a non-commercial distributor of experimental films, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative was soon reconfigured into a unique organisation that provided access to production facilities and developed a context for radical investigations of film as material. Its film workshop enabled artists to control every stage of the filmmaking process; a creative freedom that was often extended, through the creation of expanded cinema works, to the moment of projection.

Collectively run on a largely voluntary basis, the LFMC operated without funding throughout its early years. Nonetheless, it maintained a distribution office, cinema space and film workshop in each of the run-down, former industrial buildings in which it was based. This precarious but supportive environment stimulated a remarkable body of films and theoretical work that anticipated today’s diverse culture of artists’ moving image.

Mark Webber, editor of Shoot Shoot Shoot, will present an illustrated talk that includes rarely seen documentary footage, archival materials and screenings of key films from the period. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a discounted price. 

This event has been rescheduled, after a cancellation in December. Initially programmed as part of a wider programme by LUX and LUX Scotland celebrating the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative’s 50th anniversary #LFMC50.

This event is free to attend. 

Booking required due to limited capacity; please reserve your place via Eventbrite.

Collection / Events
Towards a Scottish Collection of Artists’ Moving Image

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Panel Discussion & Screening Programme
Friday 13 January, 2 – 5.30pm
CCA Theatre, Glasgow
Free, booking required via Eventbrite

What does it mean to build a Scottish collection of artists’ moving image? What should such a collection comprise and what functions should it fulfil?

LUX Scotland hosts the first in a series of events around the establishment of its new distribution collection of Scottish artists’ moving image work. The intention for this project is not only to promote and make this work publicly accessible on both a national and international level, but also to explore how such a collection might function as a way of consolidating a history or tradition of moving image culture in Scotland. 

LUX Scotland’s collection building process is conceived as an open research project, working in consultation with the arts community across Scotland over the next few years. Through these public discussions, we hope to open out some of the questions around what it means to establish such a collection and what should be included, as well as acknowledge some of the precedents for collection building that already exist within Scotland. We will also address issues such as the problematics of defining a collection by national or geographic borders; questions around archiving, distribution and accessibility; and criteria for inclusion and exclusion.

These questions will be explored in a panel discussion chaired by writer and academic researcher, Sarah Neely (University of Stirling). The panel will include: Julie-Ann Delaney (Curator, Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art), William Fowler (Curator of Artists’ Moving Image, BFI National Archive), Nosheen Khwaja (Co-founder, Chair & Artistic Director, GLITCH Film Festival), Adam Lockhart (Archivist, Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) and Francis McKee (Director, CCA Glasgow).

The discussion will be followed by a screening programme entitled Five Propositions, for which we have invited five people working in different roles within the Scottish arts sector to make a personal proposition for a work that should be included in the collection. The screening programme will bring together introductions and film selections from the following contributors: Anne-Marie Copestake (Artist), Alexander Hetherington (Artist, curator and writer), Moira Jeffrey (Writer), Dr Sarah Smith (Head of Art Context and Theory, Glasgow School of Art), Alexander Storey-Gordon (Artist)

Still: Rosalind Nashashibi / Lucy Skaer, Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006. Courtesy of the artists and LUX.

Events / News
Parents’ Evening, The Big Picture Show

Posted on November 24th, 2016 by LUX Scotland


Thursday 8 December, 7-9pm
Tramway, Glasgow
Book Tickets, £5/3 concessions (plus 50p booking fee)

Programmed to coincide with Tramway’s THE BIG PICTURE SHOW, a month-long season of artists’ moving image for children, this special evening event for parents and childcare givers presents two short works from artists Margaret Salmon and Helen Benigson, a performance by artist, Corin Sworn, followed by Claire Hooper’s arresting 2012 work, Eris.

Tracing the experiences of Danielle Marie Shillingford, a woman who has lost custody of her children, Eris blurs the boundaries between the fantastical, the superhuman and the absolutely mundane, as we see slippages between Danielle and her god-like alterego Eris, the goddess of strife and discord.

Published in 2001 ‘MOTHER READER: Essential Writings on Motherhood’ brings together a collection of texts chosen by the artist Moyra Davey which reflect upon pursuing a career as an artist, while being a mother. Sworn will perform a response to the book and present research material from a work in progress examining aspects of reproductive labor.

Image: Claire Hooper, Eris, 2012, courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Events / Learning / SUPERLUX
SUPERLUX Professional Practice Seminar: Editioning Film and Video

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Monday 5 December, 2-4pm
CCA Clubroom, Glasgow
Free to SUPERLUX members, but ticketed via Eventbrite

Led by writer, critic and lecturer Erika Balsom, with Katrina Brown (Director, The Common Guild) and María Palacios Cruz (Deputy Director, LUX).

What is the limited edition and how does it function as a distribution model in artists’ moving image? In this seminar, we will look back at the history of the limited edition and trace how it has become an increasingly central part of the contemporary distribution ecology. We will explore its interactions with other forms of distribution (such as the rental model and bootlegging), its benefits and its limitations, and its political and practical stakes.

Erika Balsom is senior lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London, specializing in the study of the moving image in art. She is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013) and the co-editor of Documentary Across Disciplines (2016). Her next book, After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press in 2017. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum and Sight and Sound, and has published widely in academic journals, including Screen, Discourse, and Cinema Journal.

This event forms part of LUX Scotland’s ongoing series of SUPERLUX Professional Practice Seminars. These regular events are designed to open out niche and opaque aspects of the artist moving image sector, such as distribution, funding and pitching, by bringing in industry experts and creating a responsive, discursive environment for learning. This event is for SUPERLUX members only. LUX Scotland’s membership programme is free and easy to join, simply sign up now to become a member.


Image: Price list published by the videogalerie schum, 1971–73

Calling all performers! Workshop with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Saturday 26 November, 10am – 4 pm
Kinning Park Complex,  
Free to attend, booking required via Eventbrite

Calling all performers! Join artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd for a one-off workshop, where you will perform, invent, improvise make and create! Open to all participants aged 8–15 years.

Working directly with Chetwynd and a youth worker, a group of 10-15 children will explore ideas of performance and improvisation through a range of moving image works before making their own puppets and props for a new performance. A short film of the group performance will be presented as part of ‘Performing for the Camera’, the final season of THE BIG PICTURE SHOW at Tramway, Glasgow (10 November – 11 December, 2016).

Artist Biography:

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s (b. 1973, London) practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012. She lives and works in Glasgow.

Please bring a packed lunch for participants; light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Presented by LUX Scotland for THE BIG PICTURE SHOW, a season of artists’ moving image for children at Tramway.

Image: collage by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Events / Learning / News / SUPERLUX
Event: SUPERLUX Social at Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Thursday 24 November
The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh
Free (Available to SUPERLUX Members and Ticketed via Eventbrite)

Please join us for the second SUPERLUX Social, our new series of regular membership meet-ups, at the Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016 (EAMIF). If you are not currently a member of SUPERLUX, join today to book your place. It is free and easy – simply follow this link.

Our SUPERLUX social at EAMIF will be an opportunity for members to meet one another, as well as Benjamin Cook (Founder and Director of LUX) and Nicole Yip (Director of LUX Scotland) in the middle of the exciting festival programme. We will introduce new and existing members to SUPERLUX, and provide an opportunity to share, listen and discuss experiences and ideas for future SUPERLUX programming and opportunities. Please join us from 2.30pm in the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art.

SUPERLUX Socials aim to provide a space for members to come together in informal settings to share their experiences, discuss issues around practice and shape future programming. Over the coming year, SUPERLUX Socials will take place at various locations throughout Scotland to meet directly with our members. SUPERLUX Socials are free to attend for SUPERLUX members.

Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival (EAMIF) has grown exponentially since last year, with a 9-day festival of artists’ film being screened across The Filmhouse, Fruitmarket Gallery, Talbot Rice Gallery and other venues. Highlights of this year’s programme include an evening of African Video Art, the EAMIF Symposium on Gender and the Moving Image, as well as talks, Q & A’s and commissioned texts. Full programme details are now available on the festival website.

Still: ‘Rameau’s Nephew by Diderot (thanx to Dennis Young)’, Wilma Schoen (1974)



Events / Exhibitions / News
Exhibition: The Big Picture Show at Tramway

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Big Picture Show

Thursday 10 November – Sunday 11 December,
Tramway, Glasgow
Opening Times:
Tues – Fri 12 – 5pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
closed Mon
Free, no booking required

Presented in Tramway’s main exhibition space, The Big Picture Show is a month-long season of artists’ moving image programmed especially for tots, teens and parents.

Developed in collaboration with artists and their children, this diverse programme of experimental, narrative and performance-based works from the 1930s to the present day will travel a magical and mysterious path through the world of moving image.

The season includes works by pioneers of experimental animation, Len Lye and Norman McLaren, seminal works by artist duo Fischli/Weiss and John Smith, alongside work by contemporary artists, including Margaret Salmon, Beatrice Gibson and Katy Dove.

Over the course of the month-long exhibition, The Big Picture Show will comprise of three programmes of artists’ moving image, including Psy-kid-elia, (Psychedelia for children, aged 0 – 8 years), Once Upon a Time, (Narrative for children, aged 4 – 12 years) and Performing for the camera, (Performance for children, aged 8 – 15 years).

Accompanying the main exhibition will be a special Parents Screening featuring a performance by Glasgow-based artist and mother, Corin Sworn, followed by a screening of Claire Hooper‘s arresting work, Eris (2012).

THE BIG PICTURE SHOW is programmed by LUX Scotland in association with Tramway, with support from LUX.


Events / Learning / News / SUPERLUX
Event: Defaced, hidden, stolen, crushed, chopped, pierced: SUPERLUX Reading Group with artist Jamie Crewe

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by LUX Scotland





Wednesday 23 November, 12 – 4pm
Collective, Edinburgh
Free (Ticketed via Eventbrite)

This event is for SUPERLUX members only, however, LUX Scotland’s membership programme is free and easy to join, simply sign up now to become a member.

‘Defaced, hidden, stolen crushed, chopped, pierced’ is a SUPERLUX Reading Group programmed by artist Jamie Crewe for Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival. Across the afternoon Jamie will lead collective readings of texts from the blog ‘We Want Truth Goldsmiths’, feminist scholar Sara Ahmed, poet and scholar Anne Carson, and historian James Fredal. Topics will range from responses to institutional sexual harassment made this year, to non-verbal rhetoric in ancient Greece, to the gendering of sound and voice. These readings will be augmented by a screening of Billie Whitelaw performing Samuel Beckett’s Not I and materials for crafting curse tablets. Jamie hopes this will lead the group to a varied contemplation of the ways protest and expression might be made by disempowered people using tools that are defaced, stolen, hidden, crushed, chopped or pierced.

The group will read the texts together out loud, so no reading prior to the day is necessary, though the texts are available if you would feel more comfortable reading through before hand. It will accommodate a small, intimate and contributory group of 12-15 participants, so please only reserve a ticket if you are able to commit to the whole afternoon.


Some of the texts used in this reading group discuss sexual harassment, with no descriptions of specific experiences. For more information please contact LUX Scotland

This event is presented as part of Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival by SUPERLUX.

Events / News
Screening: LUX Scotland presents ‘Woman Tiger, Woman Dove’

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Sunday 4 December, 5.30pm
Glasgow Film Theatre
Book Tickets

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of LUX’s historical predecessor – the London Film-Makers’ Co-opLUX Scotland presents a programme of films dedicated to the women filmmakers of this artist-led, cooperative organisation. Produced against a backdrop of growing feminist consciousness, these films built on the methods, processes and ethos associated with the Co-op to address the world outside of the projection room.

Featuring works by Vanda Carter, Tina Keane, Sandra Lahire, Annabel Nicolson, Ruth Novaczek, Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, this programme looks at the political and activist potential of women’s experimental film. The title of this programme is borrowed from one of the songs sung at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, which was established in Berkshire in 1981 and became the site of major anti-nuclear mobilisations. Like the films presented here, it reflects women’s anger and revolt against the oppressive social and political conditions in Britain in the 1980s as well as their activist engagement for peace and justice. Beyond this particular context, the programme also explores the ways in which the languages of experimental film have been harnessed for explicit political purposes.

This programme is curated by Maud Jacquin and will be introduced by writer, artist and curator, Lucy Reynolds. Originally presented as part of ‘From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers’ Co-op’ at Tate Modern (September 2016) in partnership with LUX and Tate Film with the support of LUMA Foundation and FLUXUS.

This event is part of a wider programme of events by LUX and LUX Scotland celebrating the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative’s 50th anniversary #LFMC50. As part of the LFMC50 series, LUX Scotland will also present the Glasgow launch of Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative 1966-1976, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts on Tuesday 6 December, 2016.

Still: ‘Goose and Common’, Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, 1983

Events / News
Artists’ Moving Image Festival, 2016

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Saturday 05 – Sunday 06 November
Tramway, Glasgow
Tickets available

The fifth edition of Tramway’s Artists’ Moving Image Festival will take place on 5 and 6 November 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow.

Programmed by Sarah Tripp and Ed Webb-Ingall, #AMIF2016 will host a series of screenings, new works, readings, performances and discussions, bringing together local and international artists, writers and programmers. #AMIF2016 will seek to challenge the conventions of the cinema space, activating festival participants through strategies of disruption, subversion and intervention.

The programme will include contributions from artists including; Kate Briggs, Siân Robinson Davies, Alice Brooke and Beatrice Loft Schulz, Sarah Forrest, Aniara Omann, Katrina Palmer and Jamie Crewe, plus many more participants. Please see the #AMIF2016 blog for further programme info.

#AMIF2016 is programmed by Sarah Tripp and Ed Webb-Ingall and co-organised by Tramway and LUX Scotland, with support from LUX.

Image: #AMIF2016, Alexander Storey Gordon.

SUPERLUX Social: #AMIF2016 Breakfast

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Saturday 05 November, 10-11.30am
Cafe mezzanine, Tramway, Glasgow
Free, but ticketed via Eventbrite

Please join us for our inaugural SUPERLUX Social, our new series of regular membership meet-ups, starting with an #AMIF2016 breakfast!

Our #AMIF2016 social will be an opportunity for members to meet one another ahead of this year’s annual Artists’ Moving Image Festival at Tramway. Over breakfast there will also be the opportunity to hear from SUPERLUX members who have previously benefitted from our bursary awards and a chance to chat with members of our critical forum groups.

Please join us from 10am at Tramway’s cafe mezzanine, with #AMIF2016‘s fantastic programme by Sarah Tripp and Ed Webb-Ingall, kicking off in Tramway 1 at 12pm.

SUPERLUX Socials aim to provide a space for members to come together in informal settings to share their experiences, discuss issues around practice and feed into future programming. Over the coming year, SUPERLUX Socials will take place at various locations throughout Scotland to meet directly with our members.

SUPERLUX Socials are free of charge for SUPERLUX members.
Not a member of SUPERLUX? It’s free and easy to join now.

Image: #AMIF2015, Pavel D.

SUPERLUX opportunity: bursary places at #AMIF2016

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

#AMIF2016 is here!

The fifth edition of Tramway’s Artists’ Moving Image Festival will take place on 5 and 6 November 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow. We are offering two bursary places to SUPERLUX members based outside Glasgow to attend the festival, including a two-day festival pass, plus travel and accommodation costs up to £250 each.

Programmed by Sarah Tripp and Ed Webb-Ingall, #AMIF2016 will host a series of screenings, new works, readings, performances and discussions, bringing together local and international artists, writers and programmers. #AMIF2016 will seek to challenge the conventions of the cinema space, activating festival participants through strategies of disruption, subversion and intervention.

The programme will include contributions from artists including; Kate Briggs, Siân Robinson Davies, Alice Brooke and Beatrice Loft Schulz, Sarah Forrest, Aniara Omann, Katrina Palmer and Jamie Crewe, plus many more participants to be announced. Keep an eye on the #AMIF2016 blog for further info.

It’s easy to apply, simply fill out the form on our SUPERLUX site, explaining why you would be interested in attending #AMIF2016 and how this will benefit your current research or practice in 150 words or less. Submit the form below before 12pm (noon) on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm on Thursday 27 September.

Good luck!

If you are not awarded the SUPERLUX bursary, there are festival passes available to purchase direct from Tramway, and we hope you are able join us for our inaugural SUPERLUX Social: #AMIF2016 Breakfast too!

Image: New work for #AMIF2016, Alice Brooke and Beatrice Loft Schulz.

Events / News
Screening: LUX Scotland and SQIFF present Dani Leventhal

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by LUX Scotland


Friday 28 October, 7pm
Transmission, Glasgow
Free, not ticketed

Presented in association with SQIFF and Transmission, American artist Dani Leventhal visits Glasgow to show and discuss her recent video work.

Her videos are disjunctive, diaristic and often feature people who become the unassuming subjects of her work. Describing her working process, Leventhal says, ” I start with a subject that I care deeply about / I concentrate on fear, desire, anger, confusion, and love. / I concentrate on the emotional relationships between humans, humans and animals, and humans and their environments. / I am particularly interested in the way we develop based on our experiences in childhood, and then the process of undoing it.” Presenting her shorts alongside her recent collaboration ‘Hard As Opal’ with Jared Buckhiester, Leventhal will also present a preview of her in-progress work, ‘Strangely Ordinary This Devotion’, a collaboration with Sheilah Wilson.

Image: Dani Leventhal and Jared Buckhiester

Events / News
Workshops: #AMIF16 with Ed Webb-Ingall

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by LUX Scotland



Friday 2 September, 5-8pm
Monday 26 September, 5-8pm
Tuesday 18 October, 5-8pm
Tramway, Glasgow

As part of the Artists Moving Image Festival (AMIF), filmmaker and writer Ed Webb-Ingall will be running three workshops that explore ideas of intervention, disruption and interruption in the context of the cinema. The results of these workshops will be presented at Tramway on November 6th as part of #AMIF2016.

The workshops will invite artists and filmmakers to think about what it means to intervene into the cinema auditorium in order to disrupt, expand or push at the edges of what might be expected in that space. We will ask questions such as:
What is or isn’t allowed here? Who is in charge? What is possible in this space? What are the limits of this space? Who decides on them? What does it mean if someone has paid for something? Where does the responsibility for care lay?

The workshops are available to SUPERLUX members free of charge and will take place at Tramway, Glasgow on Friday 2nd September, Monday 26th September and Tuesday 18th October, developing towards a public presentation at #AMIF16 on Sunday 6th November. No filmmaking experience is necessary, but it is important that you can attend all three of the workshops. Tickets available until 5pm Thursday 1 September.

Part of Tramway‘s annual Artist Moving Image Festival.

Events / News
Screening: LUX Scotland presents ‘Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years, Plus Shorts’

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by Programme Assistants

Sunday 4 September, 7.15pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets

As part of September’s Crossing The Line at GFT, Phoebe Amis has curated a film programme celebrating subversive uses of anger, risk, precarity and opacity by German filmmakers Helke Sander, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, and Dagmar Schultz.

Schulz’s feature-length portrait of Audre Lorde shows the eponymous African-American poet galvanising the Afro-German movement and anti-racist feminism. The documentary demonstrates another history of 1980s West German and North Atlantic social movements, rearranging the legacy of feminist filmmaker Sander. Sander’s short film about destitution and direct action unpicks narratives of social change and debates about what a feminist looks like, while Boudry/Lorenz examine the capacity for resistance in the presence of a ‘visible’ enemy.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, kindly supported by Goethe Institut.

Image: Audre Lorde, 1984

Events / News
Screening: Anne-Marie Copestake, ‘Back As Front, Inside As Out’, LUX Scotland @MIMC

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by LUX Scotland


Friday 8 July, 7-9pm
MacArts, Galashiels
Tickets available on the door

Anne-Marie Copestake screening, discussion and selections from the LUX collection. Part of MIMC’s ‘Out Of The Box’ programme.

For this special screening, the Moving Image Makers Collective and LUX Scotland have invited Anne-Marie Copestake to present the first part of her new film about Margaret Benyon, a pioneer of holography as an artistic practice. She has also selected a number of works from the LUX collection which will frame an open conversation after the screenings with Luke Collins (Deputy Director, LUX Scotland).

‘Back As Front, Inside As Out’ (2015) considers the early period as holography developed focusing on Benyon’s explorations into esoteric subject matter in unfamiliar media, foregrounding artistic pursuit through rigorous action, optimism and discovery. Other works in this screening include Cathy Sisler Aberrant Motion 1 (1993) and Steve Sutcliffe‘s Plum (2012).

Anne-Marie Copestake is a prolific and subtle artist who has lived and worked in Glasgow since the 90s when she initiated Trigger Tonic, in which she paired local with visiting artists for intense, revealing conversations. In 2011 Copestake was an early recipient of the Margaret Tait award, producing ‘And Under That‘ (2012) which developed visual associations and a scenario wherein a questioning of histories and potential comes from two older women, who are not presented as fixed or finished but with possibilities and ideas surrounding them. Copestake works across many forms (moving image, drawing, sculpture, music) and often in collaboration (with Fred Pederson, as part of Poster Club and as part of the band Muscles of Joy) bringing a delicate but rigorous touch to all her work.
LUX Scotland is a dedicated support and promotion agency for artists working with moving image in Scotland. Founded in 2014 with a new office at the CCA in Glasgow, LUX Scotland seeks to support artists working with moving image in Scotland through a range of activities including programming, professional development through our SUPERLUX programme and research through access to the collection. Please visit our website for full details ( or get in touch with us through email or on social media.

The ‘Out Of The Box’ programme is supported by Film Hub Scotland.

Still: ‘Back As Front, Inside As Out’, Anne-Marie Copestake (2015)

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