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March 2016
Free

Ben Rivers: Artist Talk

March 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Helston Community College,
Church Hill
Helston, Cornwall TR13 8NR United Kingdom
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Ben Rivers: Artist Talk Monday 14 March, 6.30pm Talk by Ben Rivers, illustrated by a screening of excerpts from his films Helston Community College, Church Hill, Helston TR13 8NR Main Hall, north site, free parking available Admission free, booking not required LUX and the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) present a unique opportunity to hear acclaimed artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers speak about his work. Rivers will discuss recent projects, including his latest feature films The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid…

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Edgelands: Films Selected by Ben Rivers

March 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodlane Lecture Theatre, Falmouth University,
25 Woodlane
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH United Kingdom
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Edgelands: Films Selected by Ben Rivers Wednesday 16 March, 6pm Screening of the ‘Edgelands’ film programme, with an introduction by Ben Rivers Falmouth School of Art in association with the Falmouth University School of Film and TV Woodlane Lecture Theatre, 25 Woodlane, Falmouth TR11 4RH Admission free, booking through Eventbrite LUX and the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) present Edgelands, a screening programme curated by the artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers. Edgelands draws on Rivers’ interest in the physical and conceptual…

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Special Preview: Ben Rivers, The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

March 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Cinema,
Royal Square
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2ND United Kingdom
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Special Preview (with Director’s Introduction and Q&A): Ben Rivers, The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers An enigmatic young director abandons his film set and descends into a hallucinatory, perilous adventure of cruelty, madness and malevolence. A multi-layered excavation into the illusion of cinema itself, Ben Rivers’ (Two Years at Sea, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness) latest feature is a visually unsettling film that moves between documentary, fiction and fable…

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Free

LUX Cornwall Public Meeting

March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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Come and meet LUX staff to discuss our aims for the residency and our plans for the coming month. During the residency, we hope to establish an ongoing relationship with the artistic community in Cornwall and think about how moving image practice in the region can be better supported in the future. We would like to hear your views and experiences and use this meeting to reflect on the current conditions for artists' moving image practice in Cornwall and how…

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Free

One on One Artists Advice Sessions (St Ives)

March 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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LUX is offering a number of free one-on-one advice sessions in Cornwall. Sessions are for artists working with the moving image who are no longer in full-time education. These are informal sessions with LUX staff aimed at developing a wide-ranging dialogue around your practice and can involve any or all of the following areas: - Looking at and discussing your work - Advice on developing your practice and looking at other works that may be interesting in relation to this…

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£90

16mm Filmmaking Workshop with BEEF: The Animated Ground Meets the Film Strip

March 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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16mm Filmmaking Workshop with BEEF: The Animated Ground Meets the Film Strip 23–24 March, 10am – 6pm Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives Cost: £90 Number of participants: 12 Booking via Eventbrite In this two-day workshop led by guest artist and filmmaker Vicky Smith, participants will shoot a 16mm film, learn Bolex camera operation, darkroom processing and animation techniques. Film will be considered as quantities of frames and lengths that can be impressed with passages of light, traces and textures…

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Free

The Animated Ground Meets the Film Strip: Film Screening selected by Vicky Smith

March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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A screening of films selected by filmmaker Vicky Smith that considers film as quantities of frames and lengths that can be impressed with passages of light, traces and textures using methods of framing, rubbing and layering. The films presented in this programme might be seen as raw records of a direct physical encounter with film, resulting in the direct inscription of a particular time and place onto celluloid. Many of the works involve a mutual collaboration with the landscape and…

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One on One Artists Advice Sessions (St Ives)

March 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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LUX is offering a number of free one-on-one advice sessions in Cornwall. Sessions are for artists working with the moving image who are no longer in full-time education. These are informal sessions with LUX staff aimed at developing a wide-ranging dialogue around your practice and can involve any or all of the following areas: - Looking at and discussing your work - Advice on developing your practice and looking at other works that may be interesting in relation to this…

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Free

Film Workshop with Anna Lucas

March 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - March 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Borlase-Smart Studio,
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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Join in this playful two-day workshop to make, talk, eat, drink and see film. Come along and experiment with equipment, techniques and ideas, exploring film and photographs as physical objects as well as digital images – take photos of photos, show film and then re-film it, and layer up images to create artistic pieces. You’ll be inspired and encouraged through the process by artist Anna Lucas – you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge to get involved. This event is for anyone aged…

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Free

Art School: A Screening with Anna Lucas

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Borlase-Smart Studio,
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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Anna Lucas

Anna Lucas is a London-based artist known predominantly for her work in film and video. She also makes drawings and still images. Her practice engages with and develops from observations of social networks and individuals in response to specific geographic and architectural locations. Underlying these themes the work also refers to the processes of filmmaking and the materiality of film itself. She is interested in the camera as a research tool and in the simultaneous engagement and detachment that occurs…

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April 2016
Free

This is Now: Film and Video After Punk (1978–85)

April 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Borlase-Smart Studio,
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK 2–3 April (see screening schedule below) Borlase-Smart Studio, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives Free, please register for each screening via Eventbrite links below LUX is pleased to present THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK, a major new touring project that looks at artists’ film and video from the post-punk era (1978–85). The project comprises seven screening programmes and is developed in partnership with the BFI National Archive. The early 1980s saw…

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Free

Film Programming Workshop: DIY Cinema

April 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borlase-Smart Studio,
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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This film programming workshop, open to anyone aged 15–25, will provide an introduction to curating, programming and working with artists' moving image. We will discuss what makes artists' film different to conventional cinema and explore the creative possibilities of programming artists' film. We'll think about different ways of presenting moving image work, from the context of the cinema and film festivals to art galleries and exhibitions. You will be guided through the logistical steps and practicalities of organising a screening, from working with distributors…

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Free

One on One Artists Advice Sessions (Redruth)

April 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Back Lane West,
9 Back Lane West
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BT United Kingdom
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LUX is offering a number of free one-on-one advice sessions in Cornwall. Sessions are for artists working with the moving image who are no longer in full-time education. These are informal sessions with LUX staff aimed at developing a wide-ranging dialogue around your practice and can involve any or all of the following areas: – Looking at and discussing your work – Advice on developing your practice and looking at other works that may be interesting in relation to this…

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Free

Side by Side: Film Screening at Back Lane West in partnership with Cinestar

April 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Back Lane West,
9 Back Lane West
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BT United Kingdom
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LUX Cornwall, Cinestar and Back Lane West are pleased to present a screening of films by artists and filmmakers from the South West of England alongside a selection of works from the LUX collection. Selected from an open call that received over 100 submissions, the participating artists have been invited to select a short work from the LUX collection that meaningfully connects to their own. Each artist will introduce their own work at the screening event, as well as provide some…

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£10

Evening Course: Introduction to Artists’ Moving Image

April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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Using key works from the LUX collection, this short introductory course will trace and discuss artists’ engagement with the moving image throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, from the early pioneers of the 1920s to contemporary practitioners. We will explore through active discussion the relationship between art and cinema and the place and role of the moving image within contemporary visual arts today. Led by Maria Palacios Cruz, LUX Deputy Director. LUX Deputy Director Maria Palacios Cruz is a curator…

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Free

Tony Hill: Film Screening celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative

April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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A screening of 16mm films by Cornwall-based artist filmmaker Tony Hill, who was a member of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative in the 1970s, including his performance piece Point Source. Born in London in 1946, Tony Hill has consistently applied his interest in space, place, viewpoint and orientation to his practice as an artist and filmmaker. His bizarre and sometimes humorous vantage points invite us to rethink our assumptions about perspective, gravity, scale and movement. Developing his own camera rigs and ingeniously…

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Professional Development Seminar: Artists’ Film and Narrative

April 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Borlase-Smart Studio,
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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This professional development seminar for artists will explore the use of narrative in artists’ moving image work and will be led by artist and filmmaker Anya Lewin. Although there has been a trajectory of artists working with moving image in the gallery going into theatrical feature filmmaking, we will concentrate on how narrative can sit un / comfortably within the gallery space. We will explore the use of multiple narratives through multiple screens; how the viewer might become situated or implicated…

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SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT: Film Screenings celebrating the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative

April 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Borlase-Smart Studio,
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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An afternoon of screenings celebrating the first decade of LUX’s predecessor, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (1966–76). The LFMC was founded in October 1966 as a non-commercial distributor of avant-garde cinema. In contrast to similar groups that emerged around the world, it grew to incorporate a distribution service, cinema space and film laboratory. Within this unique facility, filmmakers were able to control every aspect of the creative process. Many explored the material aspects of celluloid, whilst others experimented with multiple projection…

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Cinenova presents ‘Now Showing’, St Ives: Kate Davis with Margaret Salmon and Sheffield Film Co-op

April 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LUX Cornwall,
Studio 5, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NG United Kingdom
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'Now Showing' is Cinenova’s monthly film series that aims to materialise relationships between contemporary artist moving image practice and the feminist and organising legacies present in the Cinenova collection. For this special St Ives edition, Cinenova has invited Glasgow-based artist Kate Davis to select films from their collection to show alongside her 2014 film Weight, which revisits a 1961 BBC documentary about Barbara Hepworth to meditate on how televised depictions of creativity have constructed our understanding of artistic production and…

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One on One Artists Advice Sessions (Penzance)

April 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Exchange,
Princes Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL United Kingdom
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LUX is offering a number of free one-on-one advice sessions in Cornwall. Sessions are for artists working with the moving image who are no longer in full-time education. These are informal sessions with LUX staff aimed at developing a wide-ranging dialogue around your practice and can involve any or all of the following areas: - Looking at and discussing your work - Advice on developing your practice and looking at other works that may be interesting in relation to this…

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LUX Moving Image Seminar at Newlyn Art Gallery

April 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newlyn Art Gallery (Studio Café),
New Road
Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ United Kingdom
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LUX is the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists working with the moving image, it represents Europe's largest collection of artists' film and video works from the 1930s to the present day. In this free seminar for artists, Matt Carter (Head of Distribution) and Benjamin Cook (Director) of LUX discuss the work of LUX in supporting artists and answer your questions about how to build a practice working with the moving image. Presented to coincide with the…

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ART FILM CLUB @ CIRCLE Contemporary: The Host, Miranda Pennell

April 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CIRCLE Contemporary,
Paddock Room, Hawksfield, Atlantic Highway (A39)
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7LR United Kingdom
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ART FILM CLUB @ CIRCLE Contemporary: The Host, Miranda Pennell Thursday 14 April, 6.30pm Paddock Room, Hawksfield, Atlantic Highway (A39), Wadebridge, PL27 7LR FREE, booking essential: info@circlecontemporary.co.uk Continuing CIRCLE Contemporary's programme of presenting artists' film, the gallery is pleased to welcome LUX for a special screening and discussion with filmmaker Miranda Pennell and CIRCLE resident artist + curator John O'Carroll. The Host, Miranda Pennell (2015, 60 mins) While investigating her late parents' involvement with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (BP), filmmaker…

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