LUX Scotland is thrilled to present Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson’s HERE FOR LIFE (2019) to view online for the month of October as part of the ONE ARTIST | ONE WORK series.

You can watch the work here.

In a world and a city framed by finance and loss, ten Londoners make their wild and wayward way, arguing for their own terms of definition as they go: singular lives, nudging towards a co-existence stronger than ‘community’. On reclaimed land they find themselves, between two train tracks, on the right side of history, making their own wagers with the present tense and future hopes: with who has stolen what from whom, and how things might be fixed. Hesitant, troubled, open to wonder, bearing their wounds, so they, unruly, stage their lives. It is a heightened, often contradictory rite of passage; finding solidarity in resistance, clear of demands except the right to go on.

Sometimes we simply need to hear our stories told by someone else…

The work will be available online for free for the month of October.

Tickets to the discussion event with Andrea Luka Zimmerman on Thursday, 14 October, at 7:30pm can be booked here.

Subtitles by Matchbox Cinesub.



Artist biography: 

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist, filmmaker and cultural activist. Andrea’s work is concerned with marginalisation, social justice and structural violence and has been nominated for The Grierson Award and The Film London Jarman Award. Her films include Erase and Forget (2017), which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the The Glashütte Original – Documentary Award and Estate, a Reverie (2015), which documents the last days of Hackney’s Haggerston Estate before its demolition, the artist’s home for 17 years. Selected exhibitions include Civil Rites, The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018) and solo show Common Ground at Spike Island, Bristol (2017). Andrea is the co-founder of the cultural collectives Fugitive
Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence). Andrea is a Reader at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.
Adrian Jackson is a theatre maker, playwright, teacher, translator and one of the world’s leading experts on the Theatre of the Oppressed. In 1991, he founded Cardboard Citizens, a theatre project that aims to change the lives of homeless people through the performing arts. He has directed over 50 plays with Cardboard Citizens, including Pericles (2003) and Timon (2006) with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Beggar’s Opera (1999) with the English National Opera, Mincemeat (2009), winner of an Evening Standard Theatre Award and A Few Man Fridays (2012). Jackson had a long association with Augusto Boal – the Brazilian theatre maker, theorist and founder of the Theatre of the Oppressed – and has translated a number of Boal’s books into English. More recently, he directed Cathy, by Ali Taylor (2016/17), and, with Caitlin Mcleod, Home Truths, an Incomplete History of Housing Told in Nine Plays (2017).

Image description:
Two people face the viewer, a white person stands slightly in front of a black person. The white figure wears a light blue shirt, they are clean shaven and have neat grey hair. The black figure also wears a light blue shirt and a brown plaid jacket, they have a greying beard and their hair is tied back. Both of their faces have an expression of resolve. They appear against a blue sky with a parachute behind them in the distance. The colours in the image are slightly desaturated.