This year LUX’s annual touring programme of recent British video has been curated by ICA film curator Steven Cairns. The programme includes work by Steven Claydon, Torsten Lauschmann, Clunie Reid, Rachel Reupke, Hannah Sawtell and Stephen Sutcliffe.
1 December 2011 – launch at Whitechapel, London
19 January 2012 – Tramway, Glasgow
22 February 2012 – Grand Union, Birmingham
22 March 2012 – First Site, Colchester
Information for venues
The programme is in High Defintion and is available either as a Quicktime file (h.264 or Apple Pro Res codec) or Blu-Ray disc for single screenings. The screening fee is £100 (+VAT) for UK venues, £150 (+VAT) for overseas venues (excluding shipping and handling). Preview DVDs for preview and press are available on request. The curator Steven Cairns and/or artists may be available to introduce the programme if costs can be covered, please contact LUX to discuss.
Torsten Lauschmann Let’s Kiosk 2000, 7 min 24 sec
Steven Claydon Bestiary 2009, 19 min 22 sec
Clunie Reid Wen u travel u go 2 sleep 2011, 5 min 55 sec, silent
Stephen Sutcliffe Please, please, please… 2001, 2 min 3 sec
Hannah Sawtell You’ll Never Walk Alone 2006/7, 7 min
You’ll Never Walk Alone forces together three forms of dissemination; a series of slide format images appropriated from a campaign for a life insurance group, an ‘Acid’ recording from the same period and a contemporary computer slideshow programme of a turning cube. Hovering between satire, horror, belligerence and social entropy, the video displays an aesthetic of prescribed resistance.
Rachael Reupke Deportment 2011, 3 min 32 sec, silent
Hannah Sawtell Entroludes 4: Means 2010, 4 min
Part 4 of Entroludes 1-6.
Means utilizes stills, sound and moving image retrieved from the internet; what Sawtell refers to as ‘the detritus of the contemporary arcade’. Sound fragments are edited purposefully leaving the audio glitches to reveal the cut and paste nature of digital work. Made specifically for the context of the cinema; pushing a private/ low resolution reception into a place of group/ high definition reception. The video explores the disjuncture between manual labour and digital economy.
Stephen Sutcliffe Come to the Edge 2003, 1 min 49 sec