Supported by The Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Screen and in partnership with LUX, The Margaret Tait Award will recognise artists who are experimental, innovative and who work within film and moving image. The aim of The Margaret Tait Award is to support artists and provide a high profile platform from which to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience.
The recipient of The Margaret Tait Award will receive a £10,000 commission to make a new work for Glasgow Film Festival 2011 and to tour through LUX.
Nominations Procedures and Eligibility
- Nominations are sought for artists who have developed a significant body of work over the past 3–10 years and are at the cusp of a major impact on the sector
- The award will recognise artists living or working in Scotland
- Students are not eligible for nomination
- There is no age restriction
- 200 words on the artist's career to date, their impact on the sector and why they should be nominated
- a link/url to artists website or online example of work if available
Read more about Margaret Tait and watch some of her films at luxonline
Call for Submissions and Recommendations for new LUX/ Light Industry Publication
Deadline: 26 February 2010
Artists' Film and Video: An Anthology of New Writing is a forthcoming publication collecting the best new international writing on and about artists' film and video, published by LUX, London and Light Industry, New York.
Inspired by Live Art Development Agency's 'Live Art Almanac', 'Artists' Film and Video: An Anthology of New Writing' will collect recent writing on and about international artists' moving image in all of its forms - including but not limited to essays, interviews, reviews, news stories, obituaries, commentaries, artists' writings, manifestos, letters, emails, rants, etc. The publication aims to be non-partisan in its approach, capturing the breadth and diversity of perspectives in this area of practice.
We are seeking submissions and recommendations for material now. What have you seen in the last two years (2008-2009) that you feel has captured or reflected on issues and debates which have currency in contemporary artists' film and video? We are primarily looking for writing that has been published or circulated in the past two years, but will consider unpublished/undistributed writing as well. What is important is that the pieces be thoughtful, engaging contributions to discourse in this area. We are interested in things you have read, but also that you have written, the only limit is that texts should be under 5,000 words in length. Although the publication will be in English, we are also interested in texts in translation.
The collection will be a text-only print-on-demand book, and it will be sold at cost-price (to cover printing and distribution). We are therefore unable to pay fees for contributions. The goal is ultimately to disseminate information and promote new writing and writers.
The selection for Artists' Film and Video: An Anthology of New Writing will be be made jointly by LUX, London and Light Industry, New York, and the book will be published in Summer 2010.
• where published
• publication date
• a short statement as to why you consider the recommendation to be appropriate for the collection
If possible, include an electronic version of the text, ideally in Word or other text format.
We will seek permissions from authors and publishers prior to publication.
Deadline for submissions is 26 February 2010.
LUX is a UK-based arts agency which explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research. www.lux.org.uk
Light Industry is a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. www.lightindustry.org
Ultimate Le Grice: on researching the Malcolm Le Grice archive, by Mark Williams.
LUX Associate Artists 2009/10 Announced
4 November, 2009
LUX is pleased to announce the selection of the eight LUX associate artists for its 2009/10 programme. The artists are Paul Abbott, Mark Barker, Erik Blinderman, Lucy Clout, Kim Coleman, Jenny Hogarth, Maria Taniguchi and Cara Tolmie.
The LUX Associate Artists Programme (AAP) is a unique 12 month post-academic programme for artists working with the moving image. It aims to provide an intensive course of development focused on critical discourse, extending to the practical and infrastructural issues that present challenges for artists working with the medium through seminars, mentorship and a final funded public project. See www.lux.org.uk/aap for more details.
The programme is lead by Ian White, writer, artist and adjunct film curator of Whitechapel and is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The programme is managed and facilitated by LUX, an arts agency which explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research.
This is the third year of the LUX AAP. The second year’s associates (Luke Fowler, Laura Gannon, Duncan Marquiss, Laure Prouvost, Grace Schwindt, Samuel Stevens, Stina Wirfelt and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa) have just completed the programme and are working towards a final project which will be launched in Spring 2010.Speakers and mentors on the programme so far have included John Akomfrah, Robert Beavers, Gregg Bordowitz, JJ Charlesworth, Adam Chodzko, Stuart Comer, Adam Curtis, Stephan Dillemuth, Kodwo Eshun, Ryan Gander, Neil Gray, Graham Gussin, Chrissie Iles, Mary Kelly, Mark Leckey, Francis McKee, Daria Martin, Simon Martin, Jan Mot, Laura Mulvey, Rosalind Nashashibi, Uriel Orlow, Maureen Paley, Pawel Pawlikowski, Gail Pickering, Josephine Pryde, Steve Reinke, Polly Staple and Hito Steyerl, Catherine Sullivan, Stephen Sutcliffe and David Toop.
Vogel's original book was based on his encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema, gathered during his formative years as the programmer of the Cinema 16 film society in New York. It offers a catalogue of ‘subversive’ film which stretches from the artistic avant-garde to mondo movies. Recently reprinted, the book remains tendentious, exhilarating and – above all – optimistic: as Vogel concluded, “the subject of this book will always remain on the agenda… these pages are but a rough draft; for the subject of this book is human freedom, and its guardians, at all times and under all circumstances, are the subversives.” Taking its cue from Vogel, LUX's Film As A Subversive Art project will examine the contemporary possibilities and limits of filmic subversion.
Lux has announced two new DVD releases for the third quarter.
- In collabopration with Rewind | Artists’ Video in the 70s and 80s, REWIND + PLAY, An Anthology of Early British Video Art, a 3-DVD boxset featuring 24 works from the first decade of British videoart, including seminal pieces by Ian Breakwell, Catherine Elwes, David Hall, Tamara Krikorian, Mike Leggett and Stephen Partridge, among many others.
- Co-published with The Crawford Gallery, Cork, Between Truth and Fiction: The Films of Vivienne Dick a book and DVD set presenting five works by the irish filmmaker that perfectly complements the existing Afterimages DVD. The publication will coincide with a programmed exhibition of Vivienne Dick’s work in Autumn 2009.
Steve Reinke: Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love
14 November - 19 December 2008
Preview - Thursday 13th November 7 -9pm
28 Shacklewell Lane, Shacklewell Studios, Dalston, London E8 2EZ
Opening Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 or by appointment
LUX 28 presents a new solo exhibition by Canadian artist Steve Reinke.
Steve Reinke is a Canadian artist best known for his video work. Often outrageous, yet nonetheless engaging and even titillating, his themes range from introspective anxiety to bemused and appreciative voyeurism. Reinke's voice is articulate and literate and often speaks in the voice of academic or cultural authority. His work diverges into absurd, unexpected directions — paradoxes, non-sequiturs, inadequate hypotheses, cruel jokes, and contorted metaphors – delivered in Reinke' inimitably laconic and dispassionate tones.
Reinke’s work also often invokes the idea of the anthology, along with the taxonomical urge to exhaustively catalogue existence. The exhibition at LUX 28 will present a kind of anthology of Reinke’s video work to date. This will include the ambitious project, The Hundred Videos (1989-1996), a six-year project Reinke stated would constitute his work as a young artist, and recent works such as My Rectum is Not a Grave (To a Film Industry in Crisis) (2007), Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein's 'Narrative of a Child Analysis (2008) and Final Thoughts, an ongoing series that will only be completed at the moment of Reinke’s death.
Lux, the english non-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion and support of the "moving image" is finally releasing its editions to the public. Up to now, all the releases from Lux have been exclusively for institutional purchase.
The new releases, that can be acquired at their shop, are:
- Margaret Tait, Selected Films 1952 - 1976. PAL, region free, 38 min., 19.99 £. A selection of works by the great scottish film-poet . The best release of this batch of three in the humble opinion of this editor. This DVD includes the films Portrait of Ga (1952), Aerial (1974), Hugh MacDiarmid: A Portrait (1964), Where I am is Here (1964), Place of Work (1976), Tailpiece (1976) and John Macfadyen (1970).
- Paul Bush – Working Directly. PAL, region free, 19.99 £. A compilation of films by this British animator where he works directky scratching the surface of the film. Includes the shorts His Comedy (1994), Still Life with Small Cup (1995), The Albatross (1998) and Secret Love (2002).
- Paul Bush – Pixilated. PAL, region free, 19.99 £. In this DVD, Paul Bush makes use of the pixilation technique, developed by McLaren, the stop frame animation of people. Includes the films Furniture Poetry (1999), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2001), Pas de Deux de Deux (2001) and While Darwin Sleeps (2004).
Both Paul Bush DVDs can be acquired together for 35 £.