This screening brings together works by UK-based artists who participated in the LUX Associate Artists Programme (2007-2013). Led by curator Ian White, who passed away in 2013, this short-lived initiative had a significant impact on artists’ moving image production in Britain, arguably redefining a new generation of practitioners. Alumni includes artists Corin Sworn, Anja Kirschner, Ed Atkins, Matthew Noel-Tod, Rachel Reupke, Patrick Staff, Grace Schwindt, Cara Tolmie as well as Turner prize winner and nominees Laure Prouvost, James Richards and Luke Fowler. Heavily oriented towards critical discourse, the AAP was a 12-month post-academic programme which aimed to provide a mutually supportive context in which to develop work. John Akomfrah, Robert Beavers, Stuart Comer, Chrissie Iles, Mark Leckey, Laura Mulvey and Lis Rhodes were amongst the many guest speakers and mentors.
LUX is celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, its predecessor organization. A number of initiatives, including a screening series at Anthology Film Archives in October, have revisited and reflected on the legacy of that organization, looking back on 50 years of artists’ engagement with the moving image in the UK. In contrast, this program proposes to reconsider the significance of the AAP and White’s mentorship on British artists’ moving image practice today, drawing a comparison between the contexts of the Co-op and the AAP and their catalyst function.
The screening will be introduced by Maria Palacios Cruz, Deputy Director of LUX and followed by a discussion with Erika Balsom.