LUX Critical Forum | online

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3 February — 3 March 2021


Steina & Woody Vasulka, Noisefields, 1974. Courtesy the artists and LUX.

Our first online LUX Critical Forum, for participants based anywhere in Scotland, will begin in February 2021.

The LUX Critical Forum is a peer-led monthly discussion group for artists, curators, writers, researchers and other arts professionals who work with the moving image to talk about ideas and practice in a mutually supportive environment.

To establish this new group, meetings will initially take place fortnightly and then after three introductory meetings (hosted by LUX Scotland) the group will set their own monthly meeting dates for April 2021 and beyond. Participants are expected to attend all three meetings and commit to the group for at least 6 months.

The first set dates are: 7 – 8.30pm on Wednesday 3 Feb, Wednesday 17 Feb and Wednesday 3 March 2021.

The group will meet online, via ZOOM, and will be introduced by Eve Smith, Learning Programme Manager at LUX Scotland. Eve will facilitate discussion for the first three meetings, then step back to allow the group to continue as a peer-led group, with future meetings organised and directed by the membership. LUX Scotland will continue to support the group by providing access to research viewings of work in the LUX collection.

To apply to join the group, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required by 10am on Monday 11 January with a short description of a project that you are working on that you would benefit from discussing in the context of this group. Selected participants will be notified by 5pm on 18 January 2021.

We will select participants based on those who would most benefit from peer learning, confidence and network building. Please note that the group is for those who are no longer in full-time education. We expect that the group will include participants at an earlier stage in their careers, artists returning to making work after a break, those at a later point in their careers who would value discussing their work and sharing research with a new peer group and those who want to make new connections across Scotland.

The group will have a maximum of 8 participants and over the course of the first three meetings each participant will be required to make one short presentation (up to 10 mins) about something they are currently working on and then take questions and feedback from the rest of the group in turn. The group will be informal, supportive and aims to establish a structure for mutual critical feedback for everyone taking part. Over time, the group can select works from the LUX Collection to all watch in advance of their meetings as the basis for discussion related to their individual research.

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