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SUPERLUX Masterclass with Deborah Stratman: Tactical Audio and a Passively Amplified Ramble 

Posted on January 29th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Saturday 18 March, 2–5pm 
UWS project space, CCA Glasgow (meet in the CCA foyer)
Free to SUPERLUX members, ticketed via Eventbrite

Programmed for Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017.

Artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman leads a masterclass and walk about the politicised relationship between audio and public space, exploring how sound can disturb, camouflage, animate and construct environments. We will take a look at historic precedents of sonic surveillance, subterfuge and control, followed by a DIY construction session, where we’ll outfit ourselves with passive amplifiers and set forth on an aural stroll.

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land. Recent projects have addressed freedom, expansionism, surveillance, sonic warfare, public speech, ghosts, sinkholes, levitation, propagation, orthoptera, raptors, comets and faith. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou; Hammer Museum; Mercer Union; Witte de With; the Whitney Biennial and festivals including Sundance, Viennale, CPH/DOX, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, Full Frame, Rotterdam and Berlinale. Stratman is the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim and USA Collins fellowships, a Creative Capital grant and an Alpert Award. She lives in Chicago where she teaches at the University of Illinois.

Image: Deborah Stratman, Range Trumpet, 2011 – ongoing. Courtesy of the artist.

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SUPERLUX Reading Group: Alienation and VR

Posted on January 28th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Alienation and VR – abandoning reality to claim the future

Thursday 16 March, 2–4pm
CCA Clubroom, CCA Glasgow
Free to SUPERLUX members, ticketed via Eventbrite

Alienation and VR is a SUPERLUX Reading Group programmed by artists Dennis and Debbie Club (D&D) for Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017.

This reading group will provide an introduction to ‘homebrew’ Virtual Reality (VR) methods and will consider how a DIY VR scene might be created. Through group readings of the xenofeminist manifesto by the Laboria Cuboniks collective (2015) and Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto (1984), D&D will consider the possibilities of a critical artistic VR practice that can branch into the cultural and political.

D&D work digitally with open-source software, creating CGI animations, video installations and VR apps. Their latest VR work premieres at this year’s festival and showcases their first glimpses into the virtual, a work that began with an offer to build new VR environments for artists Stephanie Mann and Beagles & Ramsay. D&D aim to extend the possibilities of this new technology beyond ‘their own alienation’ and reclaim VR from the corporate world and consider how to repurpose it as a tool for artistic practice.

D&D understand that ‘by rejecting nature, the virtual has yet the chance to open up access to a different reality, a common alien domain. VR is a new artistic medium with the potential to brand creeping normality as the anxiety inducing agent of boredom and stagnation that we rarely dare to admit that it is.’

During the reading group participants will also have the opportunity to experience one of D&D’s new VR environments.

Image: courtesy Dennis and Debbie Club, 2017

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Workshop: ANALOGY LOOM with Duncan Marquiss at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, 2-5 March 2017

Posted on January 26th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Deadline for applications to take part in the workshop: Wednesday 22 February

Every concept we have is a tightly packaged bundle of analogies. All we do when we think is to leap from one analogy-bundle to another — and, such leaps are themselves made via analogical connection, to boot.
– Douglas Hofstadter

In 1942 the neuroscientist Charles S. Sherrington famously compared the human mind to an “enchanted loom”. In her 1976 installation Text & Commentary the video artist Beryl Korot made an analogy between the threads on her weaving loom and the lines that make up a video image. Taking analogical thinking as its focus, this workshop will use video as a framework for examining the human tendency to draw comparisons and think in metaphors.

Can an analogy be the subject of a film? How might the form and structure of a film mimic its subject matter? Through discussions and practical exercises Analogy Loom will consider how artists and filmmakers use analogies to generate ideas and devise new formal approaches by combining disparate topics, materials and processes.

The workshop will be led by Scottish artist Duncan Marquiss. Marquiss works with the moving image, drawing, writing and music. His practice is often driven by a search for patterns and connections between seemingly unrelated subject areas. He takes these analogies as starting points for process-led artworks that overlap disparate materials and cultural references. Marquiss has exhibited his films internationally, including presentations at the BFI London Film Festival; Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; and Microscope Gallery, New York. He was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award in 2015.

Applications are invited from artists, filmmakers and art professionals to participate in Analogy Loom. For further information on how to apply, please click here.

Analogy Loom is hosted by LUX Scotland, British Council and Kochi Biennale Foundation.

Still: Duncan Marquiss, Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps, 2015

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SUPERLUX Bursary Places for PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image (Dublin)

Posted on January 24th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Deadline: Tuesday 28 February, 10am

We are pleased to offer two bursary places to SUPERLUX members to travel to Dublin to attend PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image, which takes place from 24–26 March 2017.

PLASTIK is a unique platform for the engagement and appreciation of artists’ moving image in Ireland. The festival offers an innovative, accessible and creative platform for the presentation of artists’ film and video, with a focus on discursive events and the cinema as exhibition space. The bi-annual festival, developed in collaboration with LUX (London), is presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and IADT Dublin, and is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council.

The bursary will cover 2 nights’ accommodation in Dublin, return flights from Scotland, complimentary tickets to all festival screenings at The Irish Film Institute and access to the festival talks and events programme. The full programme will be announced 10 February.

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, please complete the form on the SUPERLUX website explaining why you are interested in attending the festival and how this will benefit your current research and practice in 150 words or less. SUPERLUX members must be based in Scotland in order to be eligible.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 28 February. We will inform both successful bursary holders by Wednesday 1 March.

Image: courtesy PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image

 

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

Posted on January 21st, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Friday 24 Feb – Saturday 25 Feb, 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.

Anja Kirschner is an artist whose films draw on factual, literary and pop-cultural sources and deal with materiality, digitality and narrativity and their share in the (de)formation of subjectivities and political agency. She is the recipient of the 2011 Jarman Award and her films have been widely exhibited and screened internationally, including at Secession, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Tate Modern, the Berlinale, the BFI London Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

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

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SUPERLUX Masterclass with Anja Kirschner: Behind the Scenes of an Artists’ Film at GFF17

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Thursday 23 February, 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.

Anja Kirschner is an artist whose films draw on factual, literary and pop-cultural sources and deal with materiality, digitality and narrativity and their share in the (de)formation of subjectivities and political agency. She is the recipient of the 2011 Jarman Award and her films have been widely exhibited and screened internationally, including at Secession, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Tate Modern, the Berlinale, the BFI London Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Image courtesy Anja Kirschner

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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 BalsamKatrina Brown (Director, The Common Guild) and Nicole Yip ( Director, LUX Scotland).

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

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Event: Calling all performers! Workshop with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

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Saturday 26 November, 10am – 4pm
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

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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)

 

 

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

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

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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 scotland@lux.org.uk

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

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Opportunity: Programme Manager (Learning & Professional Development)

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

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LUX Scotland are looking for a Programme Manager in Learning & Professional Development to join the team.

The Programme Manager (Learning & Professional Development) will work closely with the LUX Scotland Director and Programme Manager (Artistic Programmes) to support the consolidation and development of the LUX Scotland project.

The Programme Manager (Learning & Professional Development) will play a key role in ensuring that LUX Scotland effectively supports and promotes artists working with the moving image in Scotland by providing: public access to LUX Scotland’s work; production support and professional development opportunities for artists; access to the LUX collection and research resources; and educational activities. This work places the needs of the artists’ moving image community at the heart of the programme and ensures that LUX Scotland remains central to discourses around artists’ moving image practice in Scotland.

The Programme Manager (Learning & Professional Development) will manage the delivery of the professional development programme; take day-to-day responsibility for the ongoing development of SUPERLUX, LUX Scotland’s membership scheme; work closely with the Programme Manager (Artistic Programmes) to support the delivery of the overall public programme; and provide administrative support for the Director.

Please download both the job description and equal opportunities form and send both items in one email addressed to scotland@lux.org.uk no later than 5pm on Friday 21 October.

Good luck!

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LUX Scotland at GSA Library

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Margaret Tait Stamp

We’re delighted to announce our latest endeavour: LUX Scotland at Glasgow School of Art Library, a dedicated artists’ moving image library. We have been working together, drawing from LUX and LUX Scotland’s expansive relationship with artists’ moving image, and the GSA Library’s facilities to bring you Scotland’s first dedicated library for artists moving image. This resource will enable GSA students and library members to gain access to a world of moving image artworks; from early work emerging from the London film cooperatives that gave birth to LUX, through to contemporary practice in Scotland and beyond. We invite you to explore the relationship between books and moving image, and the rich history of moving image within art.

As well as being open to existing library members, we are pleased to offer a reduced membership fee to all SUPERLUX members at £25 a year (discounted from £40). To become a member, visit the GSA Library with your SUPERLUX membership number. Fill out an External Borrower Membership form and your card will be posted to your home address within 7-10 days.

The LUX Scotland resource is accessed within the GSA Library. Library staff will buzz visitors through the turnstiles or gate at the Library entrance on the corner of Renfrew Street and Scott Street. The resource is on display in the second floor space by the DVD collection, next to a television where you can watch titles. During term-time, GSA Library is open 7 days a week, 8am-10pm Mon-Fri and 8am-6pm Sat-Sun. You can find out more here.

Browse LUX Scotland at GSA Library here.

Click to find out more about becoming a member of SUPERLUX.

Image: Margaret Tait, subjects and sequences, 1960

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SUPERLUX Dialogues: Distribution, a subversive practice?

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Programme Assistants

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7pm Tuesday 5 April

Collective, Edinburgh

Free tickets for SUPERLUX members

Led by LUX Distribution Manager, Matt Carter, this is an open forum discussion about the many forms of distribution as a practice.

LUX is the largest distributor of artists’ moving image in Europe, with over 7,000 works in its collection and titles that date from silent cinema of the American avant-garde to works made in 2016. But what is distribution? How does it work for artists? Is it more than a service?

Drawing on case studies from Modern Edinburgh Film School, the Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis) and Ruangrupa (Jakarta) to consider national and international projects, this event will explore the practical and conceptual potential for distribution, considering it as a practice, as subversion, and as preservation.

SUPERLUX Dialogues is LUX Scotland’s ongoing series of conversations that invite guest speakers to explore practical issues for artists working with the moving image.

LUX Scotland’s new membership programme SUPERLUX is generously supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. If you’re not yet signed up, it’s free and easy to become a member, sign up now or at our events to keep up-to-date on future opportunities.

Matt Carter

Matt is Distributions Manager at LUX, London and was previously co-director of Sierra Metro Gallery, Edinburgh 2009 -2012. He studied MA Fine Art at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art and completed an MSC by Research in History of Art at Edinburgh University in 2011. Carter’s work has been included in exhibitions and screenings in London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. He has worked on production and curatorial projects including ‘BRINK’ for CGP London, ‘Looking, Mediated’, a touring programme for LUX Scotland, alongside projects for LUXBritish CouncilArt LicksMaria Stenfors Gallery and Pumphouse Gallery.

 

Image: Lis Rhodes, Light Music, Paris (1975)

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Event: #GSFF16 SUPERLUX Pitching Session

Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Programme Assistants

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Saturday 19 March

CCA, Glasgow

Application Deadline, 5pm, 2 March

As part of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016, taking place between 16 – 20 March, SUPERLUX will present a one day pitching workshop, giving 6-8 moving image artists the opportunity to screen their work to a panel of industry experts. The day will culminate in the selection of one artist, who will be awarded £400 as part of our new SUPERLUX Research and Development Scheme.

What is the work that goes into a film before it is made? How can you fund the early stages of your research? And what are the best ways to share ideas about your project as it develops?

This workshop will answer these questions, provide practical and professional advice, prepare you to ‘pitch’ your project, and: offer a cash award as part the SUPERLUX Pitch, a new initiative to support visual artists in developing ambitious moving image projects.

The SUPERLUX pitch is a day-long workshop for participants selected through open call. It will introduce artists to the methodologies of film production; forms of research and development; and advice on how to effectively pitch moving image projects to funders, partners and financiers. During the day, participants will have the opportunity to make a practice pitch, discuss and get feedback from the course conveners, other participants, and an expert panel who will award a new SUPERLUX Research and Development Award of £400 to the most promising project.

Open to all SUPERLUX members. Not a member? Sign up now to find out more.

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#GFF16 Panel Discussion: Producing Artists’ Moving Image in Scotland

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Programme Assistants

Producing Moving Image Panel

6.30pm, Sunday 21 February 2016

Clubroom, CCA Glasgow

Free tickets available from CCA Box Office on the day

Scotland is a country that produces internationally acclaimed work, but what are the necessary conditions to develop on these successes? LUX Scotland moderates a panel discussion that explores the national climate for producing ambitious experimental film and artists’ moving image in Scotland. Drawing on the expertise of artists, filmmakers, creative producers, industry experts and funders, the panel is composed of: Turner Prize-nominated artist Luke Fowler; director of Collective Gallery Kate Gray; artist Lyndsay Mann; producer Katie Nicoll; producer Kate Parker; and moderated by Director of LUX Benjamin Cook. This panel will be open to your questions, and asks: how this sector can build on its foundations to better support artists’ ambitions for the future?

 

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#GFF16: Director’s Lab with Margaret Salmon

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by Programme Assistants

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5pm, Saturday 27 February 2016

CCA, Glasgow

Free tickets available from CCA Box Office on the day

Margaret Salmon presents her first 35mm feature Eglantine in a special preview screening at #GFF16, Sat 27 Feb (1.30pm, GFT). This Director’s Lab is a chance for you to meet the director and hear about the experience of being both director and director of photography (DOP), Salmon’s transition from working with 16mm to 35mm, and what it’s like to work on location in Scotland.

This open session is a unique opportunity to learn about producing a first feature and is suitable for anyone with an interest in artists’ moving image, or a desire to make their own films or learn more about the production process.

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SUPERLUX Dialogue: What do funders want?

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

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7pm, 21 January 2016
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Applying for funding – whether for research, travel, production or developing practical skills – requires one to be a keen reader as well as a clear writer. This SUPERLUX Dialogue opens a conversation about what funders are looking for when they create their grants, make their criteria, and how they decide where the money should go. Headed by the Chairman of The Elephant Trust, Benjamin Cook, in conversation with Screen Officer for Creative Scotland, Mark Thomas, this discussion examines the specifics of what makes a good application, what materials are useful to include, and how to work with multiple funding strands, as well as exploring the finer points of medium-specific applications for artists working with the moving image.

SUPERLUX Dialogues is LUX Scotland’s ongoing series of conversations that invite guest speakers to explore practical issues for artists working with the moving image. SUPERLUX is generously supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Free. Members only. Booking essential, via SUPERLUX

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Rhyme or Reason: 2015 intensive programme in collaboration with Collective

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by LUX Scotland

22 – 26 June 2015

£100 / £75 / Bursaries

Rhyme or Reason is a five-day intensive programme that will investigate the role of notation, improvisation and score across the visual arts and other disciplines including music, writing and geography. Contributors include Giles Bailey, Struan Barr, Beatrice Gibson, Laura Guy, Will Holder, Anna McLauchlan, Conal McStravick and others.

What are the consequences of our provisional and private forms of language? How can these intimate instructions translate into forms of broadcast and communication? As a form of writing or sketching that is closely linked to musical scores and ideas of indeterminacy, notation thrives on personalisation and permutation. Rhyme or Reason will explore why and how practitioners are using notation and score when developing work today – thinking through the relationship between structure and improvisation, and the complex politics of working with or representing others.

Rhyme or Reason will offer a small group the chance to take part in a focused and discursive study programme led by practitioners including artists, designers, writers and teachers. The intensive programme will consist of workshops, lectures and seminars with a parallel public programme of screenings and recitals.

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New ‘Where I Am’ projects and advice sessions in Inverness-shire, Dundee and Edinburgh

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by LUX Scotland

 

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This generative tour explores artists’ moving image in Scotland over the past 100 years, and is travelling across six national host venues. The project showcases the rich tradition of artists’ filmmaking in Scotland, and begins a conversation with audiences, venues and artists about what might constitute a distinctly Scottish tradition in both a national and international context.

Each of our six host venues will adapt the programme in response to their own context, by adding a work that they commissioned or is particularly resonant to their area; organising a live event that roots the discussion in their region; or developing a series of talks and readings with their local audiences. As the project progresses, the tour will change and expand beyond the original programme.

Details of the following projects can be found on the dedicated #whereiam2015 platform.

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Event: One-on-One advice session with Sarah Tripp

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by Programme Assistants

Tuesday, February 10th 10:00 to 4:00pm

VRC Meeting Room DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY

Free, Booking via Eventbrite

Our regular One-on-One advice sessions will be hosted at DCA and led by artist Sarah Tripp, assisted by Luke Collins (LUX Scotland Project Manager). Sarah Tripp is a writer and artist, who teaches on the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Her works often draw on direct observation and choreograph disparate objects displaying episodic, narrative, and percussive traits. She co-produces an artist-led journal of art writing called Gnommero, and she recently published You are of vital importance (Book Works, 2014), a collection of short stories and vignettes. 

Five one-hour sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis. For further details please consult our FAQs .

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