Annabel Nicolson, Frames,1973. Courtesy the artist and LUX.
We are very happy to announce the publication of two new SUPERLUX online resources. These resources aim to provide an overview and demystify some of the structures of the art and film worlds that artists working with moving image navigate.
As part of our SUPERLUX programme we offer regular advice sessions for artists. During lockdown we held these on a weekly basis, with each member of our team meeting with one artist for one hour to discuss any aspect of their practice and career. Over time and after many great conversations with our SUPERLUX members, we decided to create some new, written learning resources to share with all of our 850 members across Scotland.
For the latest topic in the series, we focus on ‘distribution’. We invited curator Maria Palacios Cruz, artist Morgan Quaintance and artist Rhea Storr to respond to five set questions on the subject. Their answers to the questions below are available to read here
Through which networks do you encounter artists’ work? How can artists find the best routes for the distribution of their work and feel in control of how their work is seen? What impact are new online contexts having on the distribution of artists’ moving image? How might artists work together to support the distribution of their work? How can work best move between the gallery system and film festival circuits?
The first topic in the series is ‘working with film festivals’.We invited artist Michelle Williams Gamaker, curator Myriam Mouflih and curator Adam Pugh to respond to five set questions on the subject, sharing their experiences and knowledge about festivals with you in writing. Their answers to the questions below are available to read on the SUPERLUX members’ website.
How might artists decide which festivals are best suited to their work? What advice would you give to an artist who has never presented work at a festival before? What can artists expect to gain from showing work in this context? How can artists build relationships with festival programmers? If an artist isn’t able to attend a festival in person, how can they get the most from the experience of having their work screened somewhere internationally?
The series will continue over the coming months, with contributions from more artists, curators and programmers within our networks both within and beyond Scotland. By inviting three people to answer questions on each subject, we aim to offer our SUPERLUX members a range of subjective views and experiences of each topic.
To access all of the resources in this series, log into the SUPERLUX site, click on the ‘Resources’ heading at the top of the page. SUPERLUX is currently free to join and if you aren’t already a member you can sign up here.
Supported by On & For Production and Distribution, an initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union