Tramway and LUX Scotland are pleased to announced that the seventh edition of the annual Artists’ Moving Image Festival (AMIF) will take place at Tramway on 27 & 28 October 2018. AMIF was established in 2012 to provide a platform for the discussion and presentation of artists’ moving image, showcasing forms of production and research alongside screenings and discursive events.

This year’s festival will be programmed by artist Mark Briggs and writer Naomi Pearce, who will explore shared interests in their collaborative and individual practices. Mark and Naomi recently undertook a week-long period of research as part of the inaugural AMIF Residency at Cove Park.

AMIF is presented and produced as a collaboration between Tramway and LUX Scotland, funded by Creative Scotland as part of Tramway’s core programme with additional support from LUX. The AMIF Residency is generously supported by Cove Park.


AMIF 2018: Call for Artists
Deadline for submissions: Friday 15 June, 5pm

As part of their curatorial process, Mark and Naomi are inviting submissions of film, video or sound work for the forthcoming edition of AMIF. Entries will be considered for all areas of the programme.

The call for entries is open to all artists living in Scotland who are not currently enrolled in higher education.

To submit your work, please send an email to amiffestival2018@gmail.com including your name, location, contact details and one link to a film, video or sound work. Limit one submission per person.


About the Programmers

Mark Briggs is a Glasgow-based video artist who works both independently and collectively. He is a member of the artist group OaPaO and was part of the Transmission Gallery committee from 2010 to 2012. Alongside his individual practice he works under the guise of gas-tower or gas-tower.com, producing video artworks as online episodes and periodical events. gas-tower is an autonomous and amorphous body for the production of original artworks and has worked with and alongside Transmission and Old Hair, Glasgow; Uma Certa Falta de Coerencia, Porto; ztscrpt.net, Vienna and with artists including Amelia Bywater, Neil Bickerton, Pete Dowling, Sarah Forrest, Joe Howe, Rob Kennedy, Giuseppe Mistretta, Karina Nomi and Rebecca Wilcox amongst others.
gas-tower.com

Naomi Pearce is a writer living in Glasgow. Recent projects include the live exhibition 56 Artillery Lane at Raven Row, London (co-curated with Amy Budd) and Every Contact Leaves a Trace, part of LUX Scotland’s ‘Crossing the Line’ programme at Glasgow Film Theatre. Her essays, reviews and fiction have been published by Film and Video Umbrella, Art Monthly, Art Review, The Coelacanth Journal and SALT Magazine, amongst others. In 2009 she co-founded the Woodmill, an artist-led studio and gallery project based in Bermondsey, South London until 2014. Having spent the last year compiling a somatic index in a teaching mortuary, she is currently writing the first draft of a murder mystery novel about women administrators, artist studios and gentrification as part of an AHRC-funded PhD in Art at the University of Edinburgh (supervised by Maria Fusco and Dr Elizabeth Reeder).
www.naomipearce.co.uk