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SUPERLUX Dialogues: Distribution, a subversive practice?

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Programme Assistants      


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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