2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the London Film-makers’ Co-operative (LFMC), a ground-breaking organisation that pioneered a tradition for the production, distribution, and exhibition of artists’ moving image in the United Kingdom. To mark this anniversary Tate Britain and LUX present a monthly series of screenings and artists’ conversations revisiting the legacy of the London Film-makers’ Co-op and its significance today.
Kathryn Elkin (b. 1983) is a former LUX Associate Artist who works with performance, video and writing. Like Syed, Elkin’s practice is concerned with personal methods of translation, transcription and representation, offering a comparison of the way in which we experience art to the ways and means it is understood culturally. Elkin and Syed were both part of a 6 month artist’s residency at BBC Scotland, producing Michael’s Theme and Points of Departure respectively.