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SUPERLUX Masterclass with Dan Kidner: Radical Screens: exhibiting political cinema

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Saturday 15 July, 2.00-5.00pm
CCA Clubroom, Glasgow
Free, ticketed via Eventbrite

The curator and writer Dan Kidner leads a Masterclass reflecting on his recent writing and exhibitions exploring the histories and historiographies of film and video’s radical past. Kidner will discuss the politics of UK filmmaking collectives from the 1970s such as the Berwick Street Film Collective and the London Women’s Film Group, the evolving distributive strategies developed for independent film and video, internationally, through the 1970s and 1980s, and the accommodation of this work by the institutions of contemporary art.

Dan Kidner was previously Director of Picture This, Bristol (2011–13), and Director of City Projects, London (2004–11). Over the past 10 years he has produced projects by many artists including Knut Åsdam, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Cara Tolmie, Emily Wardill, James Richards and Jimmy Robert. His books include, with Petra Bauer, Working Together: British Film Collectives in the 1970s (2013) and with George Clark and James Richards, A Detour Around Infermental (2011). He writes regularly for Frieze and other magazines and journals. He most recently curated the exhibitions The Inoperative Community, Raven Row (3 December 2015 to 14 February 2016) and Rozdzielona Wspólnota (The Inoperative Community II), Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (20 May to 28 August 2016).

Image: Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding, 1984-2015, installed at The Inoperative Community, Raven Row, 3 December 2015 – 14 February 2016. Courtesy of the artist, photograph by Marcus J. Leith.

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SUPERLUX Workshop with Liz Rosenfeld: Feeling Seen: laughing.crying.silence.

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Wednesday 28 June, 10.00am-5.00pm
Tramway, Glasgow
Free, ticketed via Eventbrite

Join Berlin-based artist and current Goethe at LUX Resident, Liz Rosenfeld for an intense, physical workshop that aims to share a working practice that is central to her research. She describes this methodology (learned from dancers and choreographers Sigal Zouk and Jared Gradinger) as ‘a beautiful experience in emotional threshold crossing, togetherness and collectivity’. Her practice utilises film, video and live performance to convey a sense of past and future histories.

Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and ways in which it is lived and remembered. She explores how we identify ourselves with in/out community and social poly-relationship configurations.

Workshop participants will collaborate and support one another to laugh for 1.5 hours, cry for 1.5 hours, and sit in silence for 1.5 hours. This will be followed by a group discussion about the temporality of collectivity, endurance, inner manifestations of self, and how this practice can enable participants to feel ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’.

This workshop is a safe space for queer LGBTQI, non-binary/non-gender conforming identified people. Everyone is welcome, but please come with this in mind.

Image: Liz Rosenfeld, Glimpse of Manipulated Still #3 (White Sands, New Mexico), 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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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 Opportunity: Bursary places at GFF17

Posted on January 18th, 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

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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

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.

SUPERLUX opportunity: bursary place at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival are back! The 12th edition of BFMAF takes place from Wednesday 21- Sunday 25 September 2016. We have two bursary places available to send SUPERLUX members along to attend the festival.

The bursary includes a free festival pass, with full access to a three-day seminar, accommodation in Berwick and travel costs. Bursary recipients will be expected to attend all three sessions of the seminar and write a short response on their experience of BFMAF, which will be published on the SUPERLUX website.

It’s really easy to apply (and easy to join SUPERLUX too—it’s free!). Simply fill out the form on our SUPERLUX site, explaining why you are interested in attending BFMAF and how this will benefit your current research and practice in 150 words or less. Deadline for applications will be 10am Tuesday 13 September. We’ll let the the successful bursary holder know by 5pm Wednesday 14 September.

Good luck!

If you are not awarded the SUPERLUX bursary, there are festival passes available to purchase, and we hope you can still make it to BFMAF 2016.

Image: ‘Fucking Finland’ series, Seamus Harahan, BFMAF 2015

SUPERLUX opportunity: free place at Hospitalfield 16mm workshop

Posted on July 14th, 2016 by Programme Assistants




Hospitalfield Arts are hosting a three-day 16mm workshop between 16 and 18 August 2016.

We have one bursary place available for a SUPERLUX member to attend the workshop. This bursary includes a free place on the workshop, bed and board at Hospitalfield estate, and up to £60 of your travel costs to Hospitalfield.

It’s really easy to apply (and easy to join SUPERLUX too—it’s free!). Simply fill out the form on our SUPERLUX sitetelling us in no more than 150 words why you would be interested in attending the workshop and how the course will benefit your practice. Deadline for applications will be 10am Thursday 21 July. We will select the applicant whose practice is set to benefit the most from attending the workshop, and let them know within 24 hours of the deadline.

Good luck!

If you are not awarded the SUPERLUX bursary, there are paid places available on the workshop which you can book before 26 July.


Photograph by Pavel D.

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Event: #GSFF16 SUPERLUX Pitching Session

Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Programme Assistants


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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Join SUPERLUX, our new membership programme

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by LUX Scotland



Available and free to all Scotland-based artists, researchers and organisers, SUPERLUX is our new membership programme at LUX Scotland. With special events, advice sessions, bursaries, concessionary rates and a host of member-only opportunities, SUPERLUX is free to join in its first year through generous support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

We’ve got lots of SUPERLUX events coming up soon. These are bookable via the new members’ site, where you can stay up to date with all our membership events, activities and special announcements.

In the meantime, here’s a sneaky preview of some of the upcoming events for members. Book your free place at SUPERLUX events, or if there are still places available at these events you can sign up on the door.


Reading Group: ‘What is the content of (your) (black) technique?’
3pm, 6 December 2015
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
SUPERLUX invites you to a participate in a new reading group exploring texts in relation to our upcoming screening Who Needs a Heart (1991) by Black Audio Film Collective. Hosted by artist and writer Ash Reid, this reading group is invited to read and discuss two texts: ‘Minimal Selves’ by cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and ‘Blackness and Governance’ by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten. PDFs available from SUPERLUX’s Reading Group page.


SUPERLUX Dialogues: Working with festivals
7pm, 9 December 2015
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh
World-wide, there are hundreds of festivals that specialise in showing and promoting artists’ moving image work. Whether demanding premiere status for works, programming their annual festivals according to thematic principles, or specializing in durational formats (begging the question ‘how short is a short film’), the criteria for each festival can require careful navigation by artists who seek to work with them.

Drawing on their personal and professional experience of programming, directing and working with festivals (including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Courtisane, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, and London Film Festival, to name only a few), Maria Palacios Cruz (Deputy Director of LUX) and Peter Taylor (Director of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival) will discuss the essentials of working with festivals, including: what marketing and materials artists require; organisations that may be able to assist; submission formats and spaces of display; and much more.

This event is likely to be booked out. Register for your free place via the SUPERLUX Dialogues page.


One-on-One sessions with Benjamin Cook
10am – 5pm, 11 December. 
Rhubaba Studios and Gallery, Edinburgh
LUX Scotland presents our next One-on-One advice session generously hosted by Rhubaba Edinburgh, and lead by Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX.

**This event is now fully booked. Sign up to the LUX Scotland Bulletin to hear about our January One-on-One sessions first**


And coming soon in 2016:

SUPERLUX Dialogues: What do funders want?
21 January 2016, Glasgow
Free. Members only. Booking available soon.
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 UK funding body The Elephant Trust, Benjamin Cook, 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.

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